Manila, July 12 -- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday said the Philippines can manage without the intervention of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Lacson made the statement following the UNHRC's move to adopt a resolution that would allow the body to investigate the human rights situation in the country.

The Iceland-initiated resolution was adopted with 18 votes in favor, 14 against, and 15 abstentions.

"We have a functioning criminal justice system that deals adequately with erring law enforcers," Lacson said.

"We regularly provide our Commission on Human Rights the budget they need to perform their mandate," he added.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. questioned the validity of the resolution since it was "no...