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    Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman passes away at 68

    MANILA, Philippines – Former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman passed away on Sunday, September 19. She was 68 years old.

    The sad news was confirmed by Vice President Leni Robredo during her weekly radio show.

    "May napakalungkot na balita tayong natanggap ngayon lang, na si former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, namapaya na ngayong umaga," Robredo said.

    Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman passes away at 68
    Former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman. Photo from Facebook/Corazon Juliano-Soliman

    Robredo added that she was very close to Soliman.

    In August, Dinky and her husband Hector along with 13 family members contracted COVID-19. Several weeks later, despite surviving the contagious disease that took a toll on her physical health, she died after succumbing to renal and heart failure at 7:32 am today.

    Soliman served under the administrations of the late President Benigno Aquino III and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

    She graduated from the University of the Philippines and Harvard University.

    — The Summit Express

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