Political Science prof Contreras hits CA for delaying Taguiwalo’s confirmation

Political analyst and professor Antonio Contreras slammed the politics behind the repeated delay in the confirmation of Department of Social Welfare and Development Judy Taguiwalo.


Contreras stressed he couldn’t see the reason why Taguiwalo’s appointment had been moved several times while the appointment of incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano was approved in just 5 minites.

“I could not settle with accepting the notion that this is just politics as usual when they refuse to confirm Judy Taguiwalo. Not when we rail at the same politics as usual of the yellows, and condemn to high heavens the wheelings and dealings in PDAF and in the MRT. Not when we celebrate a Presidency that promised change,” Said Contreras in his Facebook post.

The political science professor emphasized that Cayetano got his confirmation knowing he has a zero experience as a diplomat while Taguiwalo is more experienced in her field.

The DSWD Secretary also expressed her disappointment with the Commission on Appointments to move her confirmation from time to time.

Taguiwalo said it is vague to her why the CA continues the delaying tactics and it became a torture for her to wait.

“This is a form of torture that I am being subjected to by the CA and its members. I am very willing to submit to their questioning and answer all of them,” said Taguiwalo.

Contreras on the other hand thought that this delay has something to do with the PDAF.
“Judy is being punished for refusing to legitimize the remnants of the PDAF and use DSWD as the conduit for a kind of patronage that has since been ruled as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court,” he said.

Below is Prof. Contreras' Facebook post:

Source: Facebook, Kickerdaily