Things you can buy with P1,000
MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives voted to defund the Commission on Human Rights by a 119-32 vote, granting it a whopping P1,000 for the next fiscal year. What can a single sanlibong piso do, you ask? While it’s still presumably less than the weekly eyeliner budget of a certain Assistant Secretary, we made some computations and found out that the pretty blue bill with the South Sea pearl, can, in fact, purchase:
Two 6-piece ChickenJoy buckets, 2 spaghettis, and 2 Cokes at Jollibee
Who says romance is dead?
One shoelace on a pair of Gucci Ace embroidered low-top sneakers
Look out, haters! There’s another Isabelle D. blowing up the socials.
But reading the headlines and laughing and crying at the same time? Priceless.
A copy of Inventing Human Rights by Lynn Hunt and The Last Utopia by Samuel Moyn on Amazon (Kindle editions)
Love them or hate them, human rights have a long, tumultuous history, and these books offer different perspectives in understanding how they came to be.
Seven bags of Cheetos
We stand by the Cheetos of the world.
Six venti lattes and a banana at Starbucks
Because you still need to eat something.