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Who rejected Taguiwalo’s appointment? Judy’s camp tags 3 senators, 11 congressmen

Aug 17, 2017 @ 12:33

(UPDATED) Three senators and 11 congressmen have reportedly voted to reject the appointment of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo during a recent Commission on Appointments hearing.

Amid public dismay over losing a competent Cabinet member, the camp of Taguiwalo bared on Facebook the list of the Senate contingent who rejected her appointment, that includes Senate President Koko Pimentel and Senators Gregorio Honasan and Panfilo Lacson.

The congressmen who allegedly voted against Taguiwalo were Ronaldo Zamora, San Juan City, CA vice chair; Rodolfo Albano, Isabela, 1st District; Joel Mayo Almario, Davao Oriental, 2nd District; Wes Gatchalian, Valenzuela, 1st District; Juliet Cortuna, A Teacher Partylist; Antonio Floirendo Jr., Davao del Norte, 2nd District; Roy Loyola, Cavite, 5th District; Rosenda Ann Ocampo, Manila, 6th District; Benhur Salimbangon, 4th District; Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Oriental Mindoro; and Abraham Tolentino, Cavite, 6th District

Taguiwalo’s camp however later took down the post and modified the list of anti-Judy lawmakers.

An updated list now includes:

– San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora

– Isabel Rep. Rodolfo Albano III,

– Cavite Rep. Roy Loyola

– Valenzuela Rep. Wes Gatchalian

– Davao Oriental Rep. Joel Almario

– Manila Rep. Rosenda Ann Ocampo

– Mindoro Occidental Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato

– A-Teacher Party list Rep. Julieta Cortuna

– Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino

– Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Seth Frederick Jalosjos

– Cebu Rep. Benhur Salimbangon

A majority vote of at least 13 of the 25-strong CA is needed to reject an appointment.

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