By Mario Casayuran
The Philippines has a functioning criminal justice system that deals adequately with human rights issues, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said on Friday.
Lacson, a former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, issued the statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution seeking a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the Philippines.
‘’We regularly provide our Commission on Human Rights the budget they need to perform their mandate,’’ Lacson said.
Lacson stressed that the country’s functioning criminal justice system can deal with erring law enforcers.
‘’Obviously, we can manage without the intervention of the UN Human Rights Council,’’ he pointed out.