DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has confirmed Badoy's appointment. Taguiwalo is one of those people in Duterte's roster that I like and respect. And I'd like to assume that she had a hand in deciding to get Badoy inside the agency. If Taguiwalo thinks Badoy has the goods to get the job done, I'm with her. I have my reservations, of course. As a follower of Badoy's posts on social media, she strikes me as an intelligent woman. But there are some things she says that makes me scratch my head and ask myself "Does she really believe that?". And she does stupid things sometimes. Like that post about a little school project by one of Vice-President Robredo's daughters. I found it tasteless and almost juvenile. But we are all capable of doing stupid things especially when we are too invested in something. I hope she does well in her new government position.
Badoy also happens to be among those who have taken among themselves the social media job of dragging Vice-President Robredo through the mud every chance they get. Freedom of expression, they say. Cool, as long as they keep their criticisms grounded to what's real. Unfortunately, a lot of their criticisms are built upon rumors, unsubstantiated claims, and conspiracy theories. For instance, let's take Sass Rogando Sasot's comment on Badoy's appointment and the outrage that has come from critics.