Congress Plenary Hall Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

CHR BUDGET. The House votes to give the commission only P1,000 for 2018. Rappler file photo
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – After a heated debate on a cold and rainy afternoon, the House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 12, voted to allocate only P1,000 to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018.
Acting on a motion by SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta, 119 voted in favor of giving the Constitutional body a measly P1,000 for the coming year. 32 legislators, a mix of majority, minority, and opposition members, voted against it.
Based on an initial count by House plenary staff, and video footage from the voting itself, the following lawmakers voted against Marcoleta’s motion to slash the CHR budget:
(This article will be updated as the full list of the breakdown of votes is released)
No official tally of the votes exist on House records.
“There is no such record as voting …
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