|President Rodrigo Duterte|
Siblings Mario Taguiwalo
|Preceded by Corazon Soliman|
Profession Social worker
|Full Name Judy Marigomen Taguiwalo|
Born February 18, 1950 (age 67) Bacolod, Negros Occidental (1950-02-18)
Alma mater University of the Philippines Diliman Carleton University Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Occupation Professor Government official
Books Intensifying Working Women's Burdens: The Impact of Globalization on Women Labor in Asia
Education Carleton University, University of the Philippines Diliman
Similar Rafael V Mariano, Fortunato de la Peña, Ernesto Abella, Leonor Briones, Manny Piñol
Judy Marigomen Taguiwalo, PhD (born February 18, 1950) is a Filipina social worker, social activist, educator and the current Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development. She was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Corazon Soliman in the secretaryship. She is a former professor at the University of the Philippines and was one of those nominated by the National Democratic Front to the Duterte Cabinet.
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Early life and education
Taguiwalo was born in Bacolod, Negros Occidental on February 17, 1950. Her father was the late Democrito Taguiwalo, a principal and a supervisor, and her mother is Virgilia M. Taguiwalo, a retired Home Economics teacher. She is a sister of the late Mario M. Taguiwalo, a former undersecretary of Department of Health. Taguiwalo studied at Rizal Elementary School and finished her Secondary education at Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Social Work finishing cum laude from University of the Philippines Diliman. She obtained her Master of Arts in Public Administration in 1992 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and then finished her doctorate degree in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman.
Taguiwalo helped in organizing the militant group Malayang Kilusan ng Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA) in 1970. After being detained twice, from July 1973 to their escape in November 1, 1974 and again on January 28, 1974 until their release after EDSA Revolution, she worked as a professor in the College of Social Work and Community Development's Department of Women and Development Studies in UP-Diliman. Taguiwalo used to head the University for Women's and Gender Studies. She was Founding National President of All UP Academic Employee Union and a founder of All-UP Workers' Alliance. Taguiwalo served as Director of UP Center for Women’s Studies. She served as member of UP Board of Regents from 2009-2010 representing the faculty. She also served as Vice-Chairperson of Board of Trustees of IBON Foundation where she now serves as the Chairperson.