Former DSWD chief Dinky Soliman dies, 68

Former DSWD chief Dinky Soliman dies, 68

Ex-DSWD chief Dinky Soliman (UNTV courtesy)

By Amado Inigo

MANILA — Former social welfare secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman died on Sunday. She was 68.

This was confirmed by her public interest lawyer husband Hector Soliman.

“We pray for the eternal repose of her soul,” Soliman said.

“We will share details for the wake later, and ask that the family be given some time and privacy for grieving.”

Soliman added his wife, the former DSWD chief who was best remembered for her significant role in the “Hello, Garci” scandal of then-president Gloria Arroyo that led to her re-appointment by then-president Noynoy Aquino to the post, passed away at 7:32 am due to complications from renal and heart failure.

Dinky Soliman had contracted COVID-19 in August along with her husband and several other family members but they survived the disease.

Hector Soliman added his wife had “many comorbidities” and was already confined in the hospital when she got the infection in mid-August.

Dinky Soliman was last seen in public during the wake of former president Aquino in June.


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