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Alvarez calls social media critics of CHR budget ‘fools’

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday called critics, especially those online, “g*go” for slamming the decision of the House of Representatives to give the Commission on Human Rights a measly budget for 2018.

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 119 to 32 to give the CHR, one of the strongest voices against President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, a budget of only P1,000, a far cry from the proposed P678 million.