Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito are adamant that there’s nothing uncommon in regards to the last-minute cancellation of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Judy Taguiwalo schdueled listening to on the Commission on Appointments Wednesday (May 17).
“These things happen. This is not unique or an outstanding event. These things happen that we ran out of time once in awhile,” Pimentel stated.
They stated ,that as a result of time constraint, the committee on labor, employment and social welfare dealing with Taguiwalo’s papers known as cancelled her affirmation proceedings scheduled at 11:00 a.m. as one other listening to was nonetheless ongoing at the moment.
“That (usually) happens,” Ejercito stated.
“(But) that’s her thinking. I just hope she’ll understand kasi hindi naman lahat dito kalaban nya, meron namang kakampi. I myself, I admire her for standing up against patronage politics. That’s why there’s a big chance that I will support her for that. But sana naman she has to understand that,” Ejercito stated.
Health Sec. Paulyn Jean Ubial’s affirmation proceedings have been additionally suspended shortly earlier than 1:00 p.m., leaving the CA solely an hour earlier than its members went on plenary session to verify the nomination of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).