Confirm Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, agent of change under Duterte admin – Anakpawis

Manila, Philippines – On the day of Commission on Appointments’ (CA) deliberation on the appointment Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Anakpawis Party-list Representative Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao urged commission members to seriously consider her accomplishments and decisively confirm her to the post.

“There is already no debate on whether Ka Judy, effectively serves the people, especially in times of distress, her stint is a total reversal of the past administration’s and we totally perceive that she and her office is an agent of change under the Duterte government,” Casilao said.

Casilao said that marginalized sectors, especially farmers, indigenous peoples, workers, urban poor and other rural-based sectors do not want to suffer a repeat of the corrupt and incompetent performance of the agency under the past administration, particularly on the issues of absence, lack and rotting relief goods in times of disaster and distribution of the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to typhoon victims.

“We urge the honorable members of the CA to see Ka Judy’s leadership of the DSWD and service to the people as a breakthrough, hence, she deserves the confirmation on the post,” he concluded. ###