Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer nor a law student. I’ll try to do my best here and learn from the mistakes of Mocha Uson. Please do not use this for any academic reference.
Why do we love seeing headlines like these? Extra-judicial killings, unethical practices in the government, and now this.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to give a P1,000 budget to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018, a critical government agency that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had threatened leaving with a measly 2018 budget.
During the House budget plenary debates, at least 119 lawmakers voted to approve the P1,000 budget for the CHR. Only 32 lawmakers voted against it.
Our government is petty. Criticized for its barely-legal activities, the administration decides to hold one of its critics on the neck. Note the italicized term critics. They’re supposed to protect the rights of everybody.
Asan ang CHR nung may ni-rape na inosente ang mga drug addicts?
Don’t get me wrong. It’s fine to ask that. But that is not a very good defense. The CHR is supposed to look into all violations of human rights, sure. But crimes like these should be investigated by the police, not the CHR.
Also, they are drug addicts. Criminals. Is it really a surprise if they do it? What bothers me is that people are angry at the CHR for poking into the questionable activities of this government. A criminal killing someone? Sure. Your everyday crime that must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But a policeman or government official supposedly tasked with the duty of protecting the people of this country doing these gruesome acts? That in itself is scary enough to warrant big attention.
The CHaotic System
I’ll probably get a ton of flak for this but I’ll say it anyway: we’re moving towards a time where if you go against the administration, you’ll be silenced somehow. Either killing you, or if you’re too big of a representation, choke your resources down to the last centavo.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to ‘expedite’ the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros.
Sec. Aguirre of the DOJ seen texting during a session trying to expedite cases versus Sen. Hontiveros, a member of the opposition. The secretary of the government department supposedly being in the middle to cater to various cases is using his authority to further an agenda. How’s that for being neutral?
PNP Chief Dela Rosa crying every time a policeman violated regulations. You better be thankful that the Philippines is full of sheep. I mean seriously, how the hell are we okay with a crying guy every time the PNP is faced with a case? If crying solved all the problems of the world the parents who cried for the lives of their recently-killed kids would be fine.
And don’t get me started with the whole Trillanes vs. Gordon crap.
Holy crap, it’s hard to love this country. Stop voting for idiots.