The CHR under Chito Gascon is more useful to the Liberal Party than to victims of human rights abuse

The Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is suffering from a bad reputation no thanks to the agency’s Chairman Chito Gascon. Gascon is a known staunch ally of the Liberal Party and he can’t even hide his partisanship or pretend to be impartial while doing his job. Yellow is still his favourite colour. As a […]

CHR and CBCP’s solution to traffic congestion: Stop killing criminals and multiply like rabbits

Peaceful solutions don’t usually work in the Philippines. Take squatting for example. The land owner kindly asks the squatter to leave (while even dangling some P30K pocket money). The squatter shows the land owner the finger and cries out against the violation of his rights. CHR comes in to remind the land owner that the 1987 […]

Filipinos have come to prefer VIOLENT solutions to their national problems

Who owns the concept of “human rights”? Is it the United Nations? Is it the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)? Is it Chito Gascon? Is it the Yellowtards? If we are to believe certain “thought leaders”, it seems everyone but ordinary Filipinos are “human rights” advocates. They are overdue for a reality check. Just within […]

‘Human rights abuse’ is perpetrated ONLY by cops and soldiers according to @CHRgovPh

The recent proposal to drastically cut public funds allocated to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has put the spotlight on other government agencies that are of dubious value to the Filipino people. It has long been recognised that Filipinos suffer from a government that is big, fat, complex, and slow and could greatly benefit […]

1000 pesos is a princely sum for a non-value-adding agency like @CHRPhilippines

It is really up to Chito Gascon, head of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to convince the Filipino people why his organisation deserves to be allotted more than 1,000 pesos this year. Congress, after all, are made up of popularly-elected representatives of the Filipino people. As such, their decision to grant this sum […]

The Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights is a waste of space and should be abolished

Put in the form of a more confronting question, the debate around the point (if any) of having a “Commission on Human Rights” (CHR) becomes a bit more clear… If the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights were to disappear tomorrow, would there be any significant consequences to the average Filipino? I posed the question several […]

Fidel Ramos is the reason Filipinos suffer from ‘human rights’ fatigue

Are “human rights” advocates pangit (“ugly”) as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asserts? It’s an interesting question considering that the “human rights” advocacy was once unanimously lauded as a beautiful initiative in Philippine society. This was back in the days when “fighting for human rights” was fashionable in the Philippiens — long long ago in 1986 […]

CHR report that the Philippine Government’s “war on drugs targets the poor” is a lie

In a report submitted to the United Nations the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) reportedly asserts that the Philippine Government’s war on drugs targets the poor. Citing statements made by Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa during a Senate inquiry, the CHR also noted that more than a thousand deaths […]