WHY IS Rodrigo Duterte paralyzing the Commission on Human Rights? Why has he banned the PNP from sharing vital data with CHR investigators? Why is the House majority bent on depriving it of a budget? CONSTITUTIONAL CREATION The 1987 Constitution created the CHR to prevent the recurrence of government abuses rampant in the Marcos dictatorship. It is both a cure and a preventative.


WE TAKE IT for granted but the barangay, as the smallest unit of local government, is really where we “individual particles of sovereignty” can make a difference in this democracy. Proclamation No. 342, s. 2003 (amended by Proclamation No. 260, s. 2011) mandates the holding of bi-annual barangay assemblies, once on the last Saturday of March, and