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He voted against the giving the CHR a P1000 budget, called out Rudy Fariñas, and was the main proponent of the RH Law.
Lately, Edcel Lagman seems to be saying everything we’ve been thinking. Albay’s 1st district representative has called out Rudy Fariñas for suggesting that congressmen be given immunity from minor traffic violations, explaining that it sends the wrong message to the people. Before that, ...
 
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About Chito Gascon, former student activist and idealogue, and now the embattled chairman of the Commission on Human Rights.
SO, MR. GASCON: Where were you when a woman in our barangay was raped by a drug addict?The question does not register. I may have mumbled my words—or my facetious tone viewed as inappropriate. Jose Luiz Martin “Chito” Gascon, chairman of the ...
 
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The House of Representatives just voted to allocate only P1,000 to the CHR. Should we get out the pitchforks?
And so it was with thunderous applause.Yesterday, September 12, following a suggestion by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and a corresponding motion filed by SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta, the House of Representatives voted 119-32 in favor of giving the Commission on Human Rights ...
 
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The passing of the bill was considered a victory for the mental health community, but advocates are worried about loopholes that could be used against patients. Here are the bill’s pros and cons.
When the Senate finally passed the Mental Health Bill on May 2, 2017, it was considered a win for the mental health community. The House passed a similar, unnumbered bill on May 10, and it is currently up for plenary. If it gets ...
 
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Plus: Tips on what you should do if it happens to you.
On August 24, Thursday night, students and faculty gathered at Gate 2.5 of Ateneo de Manila University to protest the murder of Kian delos Santos, as well as other extra-judicial killings committed during the Duterte administration's war on drugs.According to a report ...
 
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What it means to fight for the highest ideals when these ideals feel like they're going out of style.
So, Mr. Gascon: Where were you when a woman in our barangay was raped by a drug addict?The question does not register. I may have mumbled my words—or my facetious tone viewed as inappropriate. Jose Luiz Martin “Chito” Gascon, chairman of the ...
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