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Body investigating Duterte war on drugs allocated $20 for 2018

Congress rejects initial budget for Commission on Human Rights

CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer | Philippines

MANILA -- The Philippine Congress has allocated a budget totaling 1,000 pesos ($20) to the country's Commission on Human Rights -- an independent body investigating alleged police brutality linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Voting 119-32 on Tuesday, the House of Representatives, in which Duterte's allies hold a supermajority, rejected a proposed budget of around 650 million pesos for the commission for 2018. 

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