Soliman asks CSC to reprimand DSWD official for conduct 'unbecoming'


Posted at Mar 30 2017 05:29 PM | Updated as of Mar 30 2017 05:40 PM

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy. Photo courtesy of DSWD/Judy Taguiwalo

MANILA – Former Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman on Thursday asked the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to reprimand the agency's current assistant secretary, Lorraine Marie Badoy, over social media posts that are "unbecoming of a civil servant."

Soliman cited three separate Facebook posts by Badoy on March 17, March 28, and March 29, which allegedly violated provisions of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees on professionalism, justness and sincerity.

Soliman said the CSC should reprimand Badoy and give her an orientation on the code of conduct of civil servants.

“Marami sigurong hindi sumasang-ayon, at gustong sabihin iyon, pero natatakot. Nasa demokrasya tayo…Nakakahawa ang takot. Sana mahawa ang iba na manindigan. Hindi naman tayo dapat pumayag sa mali,” Soliman told ABS-CBN News.

(Many may not agree and want to say it, but they are afraid. We are in a democracy. Fear is contagious. I hope others will also take a stand. We should not tolerate wrongdoing.)

Badoy said she is unfazed by the complaint against her.

“Naku madam, hindi ko ikapepreso yan (I will not go to jail because of that). If worse comes to worst, all that ever happens to me is I lose this job—that I don't grasp at and willingly give up if it gets to that. I have a lovely life with my family and dogs and books waiting for me. It's no big loss to me. Pramis (Promise),” she said on Facebook.

Soliman cited Badoy's post where she said the European Union (EU) should engage in online pornography instead of sounding the alarm on the deaths of drug suspects.

She cited another post wherein Badoy wrote that DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo “has set right a Department that was known for its cynicism and its dismal failure in protecting, nurturing, empowering the poor. And she will not stop until everything will be as it should be." 

The third post she brought up was one where Badoy used foul language in addressing her detractors.