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Daig pa si Sec. Judy! DSWD exec demands to stay in hotel with pool during Iligan trip


Despite being one of the top officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Choosy Executive (CE) appears to be bereft of compassion or at the very least, sensitivity, for the residents displaced by the conflict in Marawi City.

During the recent visit DSWD officials to Iligan City to check on the situation of evacuees from Marawi, CE asked that she be transferred to Cheradel Suites because the hotel where she was booked, Elena Tower Inn, did not have a swimming pool.

Never mind if Elena Tower Inn was where CE’s boss, DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, was billeted– she wanted to be transferred to a pricier hotel.

CE got her wish but it was the regional director (RD) who had to pay the price, literally. RD paid for CE’s accommodation at Cheradel Suites since its cost was way beyond the DSWD’s budget for that item in the trip.

Even before the Iligan trip, CE was already notorious within DSWD for demanding that she be booked in pricey hotels, with a swimming pool of course.

Despite her reputation, CE’s subordinates may have hoped she would show sensitivity to the displaced residents from Marawi by agreeing to stay at a simple inn in Iligan.

Too bad she proved them wrong.

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