Former Asec ng DSWD, lubos na minamahal ang Duterte admin dahil sa paglalaan ng P3-Billion budget para sa DSWD Centers - News Spy

Former Asec ng DSWD, lubos na minamahal ang Duterte admin dahil sa paglalaan ng P3-Billion budget para sa DSWD Centers

President Rodrigo Duterte and Former Asec DSWD Lorraine Marie T. Badoy, photo compiled from Google
Ang dating Assistant Secretary ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Asec Lorraine Marie T. Badoy ay nagpahayag ng mga dahilan kung bakit mahal niya ang pamahalaan sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni President Rody Duterte matapos ang matagumpay na P3-Billion Budget na inilaan para sa mentainance ng 71 DSWD Centers sa buong bansa na halos nalimutan ng nakaraang administrasyon ng DSWD.

Ayon kay Asec Badoy na hinirang ngayon bilang bagong Undersecretar ng Presidential Communications Office (PCOO), na ang dating napabayaang mga DSWD Centers sa buong bansa ay nasa pangangalaga na ngayon ng pambansang pamahalaan.

Ang beteranang doktora na kilala rin sa social media bilang isa sa mga SocMed na mga blogger ni Pangulong Duterte, ay kinilala ang mga pagsisikap ng dating Kalihim ng DSWD na si Judy Taguiwalo.

Nasaksihan niya ang mga kasuklam-suklam na kondisyon sa GRACES at JFC at lumikha ng isang team para tingnan ang buong sitwasyon.

Ang dating Secretary Taguiwalo ay naging instrumento para sa pag-apruba ng P3 bilyon na badyet para sa rehabilitasyon at pag-aayos ng 71 DSWD Centers sa buong bansa na napabayaan ng administrasyong Aquino na huling nabigyan ng mentenance noong 2015 na may 300 plus million budget para sa 71 na centers.

Narito ang Kumpletong Pahayag ng Dating DSWD Asec Lorraine Marie Badoy:

“I love government.

Never, in my WHOLE life, did I think I would ever say this other than as a joke. And I am not saying this just because I am now part of it but because I am the newbie on the front seats seeing how these all works. And it is wonderful. Almost 
like magic.

For instance.
DSWD's 71 centers all over the country had gone to seed. Centers that took care of the least (abandoned babies, abused children, raped girls, abandoned older persons, PWDs)--were themselves not cared for.
They'd been, for the most part, quite forgotten. Except for the compassionate and caring DSWD employees and private citizens that took up the slack in the face of INCOMPETENCE of their higher ups. (Hello Donkey, wave naman jan.)
Then in comes Judy Taguiwalo, then-Secretary of the DSWD who went out of her aircon'd office and therefore saw for herself the REALITY on the ground.
She saw the horrific conditions in GRACES and JFC and created a team that looked into the whole situation.

One of the things we found out that shocked us was that the last time money was ever given to build or maintain structures was in 2015 --300 plus million for 71 centers. A ridiculously small amount really. And then before that, NO ONE EVEN REMEMBERS WHEN.
Until Sec Judy clearly, PASSIONATELY asked for it in Congress.

And just like that, Congress gave 2 billion pesos to us for the capital outlay of our centers. Yes guys, CONGRESS! Yey! ❤
Then in the Senate deliberations of our budget, the beautiful Sen Loren Legarda championed DSWD's Centers and the defense of that 2 Billion pesos.
And as if that weren't mindblowing enough, Sen Nancy Binay said she wanted an extra 1 billion more for our Centers.

Well I listened to all these like I had just won Ms Universe. It was all I could do not to jump out of my seat and do a victorious fist pump. "YES!"
Because as Asst Secretary for Centers and Institutions, I can tell you honestly how most of my waking hours have been spent looking for money for our Centers. And deducing (wrongly) that I could only get money needed to build the DESPERATELY needed structures from the private sector. I was THIS close to selling my soul.
Well, sale of my soul is temporarily suspended.

Budget's not final yet but for now, government is doing the right thing by doing this never-before-done, UNPRECEDENTED deed for the LEAST of our kababayan. Not for anything they can get out of them but just because it is the right thing to do.
Your money is going where it OUGHT to be going.
I am finally getting it.

If your public servants truly CARE about the people they serve, government not only works but WORKS MAGNIFICENTLY WELL.
You ask me why I am hopeful for our country. And I tell you this and a hundred more great reasons that give me hope.
A lot of it starts with a President who EXPECTS results. And that you do your job well. Yan lang ang hinihingi nya.”