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Ateneo Blue Babble protests CHR budget, EJKs at halftime performance

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Ateneo Blue Babble protests CHR budget, EJKs at halftime performance

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:20 PM September 13, 2017

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The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion on Wednesday took a stand against the extrajudicial killings and the House of Representatives’ decision to allocate just P1,000 of the 2018 budget for the Commission on Human Rights.

The group made the statement during the its routine performance at the halftime break of the game between Ateneo and University of the Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.

After tearing a huge placard that said “P1,000″ into two, members of the BBB held up signs that read “stop the EJKs [extra judicial killings], uphold human rights” during their performance.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 119-32 to approve the P1,000 budget.

This was not the first time that the Blue Babble Battalion used the halftime show to get their message across. Last year, members of the team wore shirts that spelled “NOT A HERO.”

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TAGS: Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion, Commission on Human Rights, Sports, UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament
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