Lorraine Marie Badoy appointed as DSWD asst secretary

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Daughter of former Associate Justice Anacleto Badoy Jr., and known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, Lorraine Marie Badoy has been appointed as Departmnt of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assistant secretary.
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DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has confirmed Lorraine Marie Badoy's appointment on Monday.

"We are happy to confirm news that Dr. Badoy will be joining us in the DSWD. She will be focal person of the Office of the Secretary in implementing the medicine assistance to drug dependents undergoing rehabilitation," she said.

"Asec Lorraine is a doctor of medicine and has been assisting Yolanda- affected families for several years now in her private capacity. She brings to DSWD not only her medical skills but a spirit of service to the people marked by compassion and free from corruption," Taguiwalo said.

"We look forward to working Dr. Badoy and we are sure that she will perform well in the department given her track record of compassionate service and commitment to help the poor," she added. 

In a Facebook post, Badoy confirmed that she will begin her work with DSWD on Monday.

Read her full post below:

"For years I saw poverty for which I had no words for. And I saw it all over our country. From the slums not even a kilometer away from where I lived to the far reaches of Samar, all the way to Mindanao. The spectre of poverty hovers over our entire country.

In my own small way, I tried as best I could, to do what I could for them—often with just my friends, my husband and my kids supporting me. And for all those years that I did what I could, I never harbored any illusion that I had made anyone’s life better.

All they got from me was that banig of paracetamol and some handholding. And it made me so mad and so frustrated at how much I wanted done yet got nothing of worth done.

It’s what made me barf when I was praised. “Oohhh bait bait mo naman, blah blah blah..”

Because I knew the truth: I hadn't done anything to snatch them out of the jaws of severe poverty--not even by an inch.

Today though, I start a new chapter in my life as public servant at the DSWD and where I have a clear shot at changing some of those lives for better and with resources I've never had at my disposal all those years I did my thing.

And I get to do all these under the leadership of such an inspiring President--someone who has mirrored my rage and grief at the great yawning gap between those of us who have so much and those who have, literally, nothing.

Someone who mirrors, too, my aching desire for them to lead empowered lives and has thus, done unprecedented things for them. Someone who, without let up, keeps opening doors of opportunity for upward mobility for them.

And my boss, a woman whose life is an impeccable testament to love for the least. Who, like the President she serves under, has clarified and made us all remember once again what public service is. How it looks and sounds like.

A privilege. A duty. A sacred trust.

So if you don't mind, I'd like to ask that you say a prayer for me, to send me good jujus/vibes so I can fulfil the clear mandate of service to the people--to you guys."

So help me Goddess.
Yakap na mahigpit!
PS. And please just call me what you’ve always called me. Lorraine. That’s my name. ASec sounds like Ass Sex. Hey wait a minute… :D :D :D"

Badoy is the daughter of former Associate Justice Anacleto Badoy Jr., who chaired the Sandiganbayan Third Division which heard the plunder case of former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada over gambling money.

Badoy, along with other social media supporters, met Duterte in MalacaƱang last Tuesday.

Source: GMA News Online, Lorraine Marie Badoy

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