MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Rex Gatchalian is a man on a mission.
In a little over a week as the newest member of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Cabinet, Gatchalian has held one meeting after another, with field visits and consultations in between, all to collect what he considers his most important tool: data.
Rappler sits down with the longtime local chief executive and former legislator to talk about his plans for the Department of Social Welfare and Development, how he plans to work around the rigidity of the bureaucracy, and his plan to serve Philippines’ poor, especially those who are food hungry.
Bookmark this page to catch the interview live on Rappler at 6 pm on Saturday, February 11. – Rappler.com