Progressive groups enraged by CA rejection of Taguiwalo as social welfare minister

News Philippines Aug 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Judy-taguiwalo-karenmacalalad-2By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL

MANILA – Calling it a “rejection of reforms,” various progressive groups deplored the Commission on Appointments’s dismissal of the ad interim appointment of Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

“The rejection of Sec. Taguiwalo only shows that the interest of patronage politics and corruption prevails. Those who are opposing her confirmation clearly are against pro-people reforms in the department”, Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao said.

Taguiwalo was former faculty regent of the University of the Philippines, from where she retired from teaching in 2015. A former political prisoner, she was a leader of the Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees laban sa Detensyon at Aresto or Selda, and various other human rights and women groups before her appointment.

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