MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senators and Representatives who voted against the appointment of Judy Taguiwalo are finally breaking their silence.
The rejection of Duterte’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was met with a lot of anger and criticism, especially on social media.
Many netizens can’t understand why the obviously efficient secretary would be rejected by the Commission on Appointments (CA).
Several of the solons told The Adobo Chronicles that CA members didn’t find Taguiwalo ‘sosyal’ enough. (‘Sosyal’ is a Filipino slang that refers to someone who is part of the ‘high society’ or the upper class.). Taguiwalo is known to be a quiet worker who is more identified with the grassroots community.
“We were looking for someone who is like former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman who presents herself publicly in respectable — even high fashion — manner, like constantly dying her hair with colorful streaks,” one solon said.