MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has expressed its condolences to the family of former Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman who passed away Sunday, September 19.
In a statement, the DSWD looked back on how Soliman was as their chief.
“Secretary Dinky, as she was fondly called by her colleagues and employees of the DSWD, was a brilliant social worker and a devoted champion of social change,” the statement said.
Soliman was at the helm of the DSWD in two administrations. The first was during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the second was under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.
She was at the forefront in the implementation of various DSWD programs, “one of which was the development and operationalization of the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS.”
Under Soliman, the DSWD championed the enactment of milestone laws, among which are the Magna Carta of Social Workers, Magna Carta for Women, and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
“The DSWD family will truly miss Secretary Dinky. Apart from her notable accomplishments for the Department, she will also be remembered for her sunflower greetings,” the statement further read.