Hanggang Saan Aabot ‘Yung P1000 Mo? Here Are 16 Things

In case you missed the news that’s been populating everyone’s feed, television and radio sets, the House of Representatives voted to only allocate a measly budget of P1,000 to the Commission of Human Rights just today, Tuesday, September 12.


A brief description of the Commission on Human Rights: also known as the CHR, it’s an independent office created under the 1987 Constitution when democracy was restored in the country, to protect each citizen’s rights from being abused by the state, such as the government, police, and the military. In a nutshell, the CHR is supposed to act as the conscience of the government, and not to go after criminals — that’s the PNP’s job, after all.

Meanwhile, we’re scratching our heads as to what can you get with P1,000 — that’s hardly enough to cover one’s weekly expenses! So what CAN you get with a thousand pesos? Here are just a few ideas:

16. A ride from Quezon City to Alabang on a ridesharing app, with surge

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Which we seem to be getting a lot, nowadays.

15. The new Nokia 3310

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Especially when you catch this on sale!

14. HALF a decent steak dish at a restaurant

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It won’t even get you anywhere near 200 grams, sadly.

13. A general admission ticket to a concert by an international artist

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Ito na lang makikita n’yo, guys.

To see your favorite artist up close, it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.

12. A week’s worth of groceries

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This is assuming that you skip all the expensive stuff, of course.

11. Three buckets of beer

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And a plate of peanuts. Kulang pang pang-sisig!

10. A weekend pass to EK

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That’s not even counting the toll fees and gas that you have to pay for.

9. A pair of movie tickets, with popcorn

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This is why it’s so expensive to go on a date nowadays!

8. Half of your monthly phone bill

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You’re probably not even getting your money’s worth with the slow internet service.

7. Table for one at a popular buffet

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Will you be that person who eats alone at a buffet, though?

6. Five coffee shop stickers for that new planner

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19 more stickers plus a thousand calories more to go!

5. Three packs of salted egg chips

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This is apparently how far your favorite Singaporean pasalubong can go.

4. A new haircut + color at a salon

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Sorry girls, mani-pedi not included.

3. A bottle of tequila

Unless you’re drinking alone, this wouldn’t be enough to get you and your friends tipsy.

2. Less than 24 hours at a motel

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Short time pa more!

1. Two party-sized pizzas for your office

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“Guys, tig-i-isang slice lang ha. Baka hindi pa nakakakuha ‘yung iba.”

Let us know: Hanggang saan aabot ‘yung P1000 mo? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!