It's unfortunate that Sec. Taguiwalo did not have enough votes for her confirmation, even with my colleagues vouching for her integrity and work ethic.
Her replacement will have major challenges ahead, like sustaining the success of the 4Ps program and ramping up its implementation.
Our Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will need a passion to address inequality in the Philippines to ensure the effectiveness of our poverty alleviation programs.
Source: Senate of the Philippines