FORMER Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman died yesterday, it was confirmed separately by Vice President Leni Robredo and by former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima.
She was 68 years old.
Soliman served as DSWD Secretary during the administrations of former presidents Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III, who himself passed away this year. She also chaired Aquino’s cabinet cluster on Human Development and Poverty Reduction.
Robredo said on her weekly radio show Sunday: “May napakalungkot na balita tayong natanggap, ngayon lang, na si former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman ay namayapa na ngayong umaga.”
In a Facebook post, Purisima said that his former colleague in the Cabinet died at 7:32 a.m. CNN Philippines Staff