Taguiwalo’s Appointment Rejected By CA - Here's What People Are Saying


Judy Taguiwalo lost the DSWD Secretary position for good as majority members of the Commission on Appointments voted to reject her ad interim appointment.

Taguiwalo later on said that she was not surprised by the decision.

“Hindi naman ako nagugulat…. I have served the people well and I gave my all, and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact.” 

Judy Taguiwalo, originally from Bacolod and formerly a political detainee, had been appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to replace former DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman and served from June 30 2016 until her disappointing CA rejection August 16th of this year.

“What else do they want from me? I never stole money. In terms of service delivery, we tried our best to provide immediately… What I did was I stood by the decision of the Supreme Court that there should be no pork barrel,” Taguiwalo said in a Press conference after the Commission on Appointments voted to reject her.

Netizens who were familiar with the pro-poor and pro-Filipino works of the former secretary expressed their dismay at the results of the deliberations.

In a post in Taguiwalo’s official Facebook page 10 hours ago as of this writing, her supporters gushed in and voiced out their opinions.

Even representatives from partylist groups expressed their shock and displeasure at the outcome of the confirmation.

Representative Sarah Elago, for example, said that Taguiwalo’s removal will signify the return of the DSWD’s nature to fuel the neoliberal framework, through dole-outs and programs funded from foreign aid and debt.

“The rejection of Ma’am Judy is a blatant proof that pro-reform officials will not be tolerated by institutions of traditional politics, hence, is causal of poverty and misery to the people,” said Anakpawis representative Ariel Casilao.

Even Bayan Muna partylist representative Carlos Zarate said that whoever is chosen to replace Taguiwalo has some pretty big shoes to fill.

“Malaki ang dapat punuan ng ipapalit kay Sec. Judy sa DSWD dahil sa pinakita niyang husay at integridad sa opisina. It seems that she is too good and too straight for the CA,” the representative said.

Here is the complete list of representatives and Senators who voted Judy Taguiwalo out from being appointed as DSWD Secretary.

House of Representatives:

Rodolfo Albano, Isabela, 1st District
Joel Mayo Almario, Davao Oriental, 2nd District
Wes Gatchalian, Valenzuela, 1st District
Juliet Cortuna, A Teacher Partylist
Antonio Floirendo Jr., Davao del Norte, 2nd District
Roy Loyola, Cavite, 5th District
Rosenda Ann Ocampo, Manila, 6th District
Benhur Salimbangon, 4th District
Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Oriental Mindoro
Abraham Tolentino, Cavite, 6th District
Ronaldo Zamora, San Juan City, CA vice chair


Gregorio Honasan
Panfilo Lacson
Cynthia Villar
Vicente Sotto III
Emmanuel Pacquiao
Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III – Ex-officio chair

Source: GMA News
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