Senator Migz Zubiri will follow his brother, Rep. Manuel Zubiri (Bukidnon, 3rd District), in rejecting the measly P1,000 budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
The House of Representatives on Tuesday slashed drastically the P678 million budget of CHR for 2018 because it failed to defend the Duterte administration against his critics abroad, specifically from human rights groups denouncing his bloody war on drugs.
“I’m proud of my brother’s vote on going against the P1,000 budget of the CHR. So proud of my Kuya!” Migz said.
He said human rights were basic rights of all people regardless of creed, color or stature in life. “Being a Red Cross volunteer for 18 years, we are taught to value life and to uplift suffering humanity.”
“In the Senate, I will work for the restoration of the CHR budget as submitted by the President. Human rights is becoming a fractious issue in this early year of President Duterte’s administration,” he said.
“I believe that the President himself knows the value of protecting human rights even if he is accused of being negligent and even blind to the abuses committed under his campaign against illegal drugs,” he added.