The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) expresses its condolences to the family of former Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman who passed away today, September 19.
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. She was at the helm of the DSWD twice, during the terms of former Presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III.
She led the Department in the implementation of various 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), the country’s community driven development program.
Under her term, DSWD championed the enactment of milestone laws, such as the Magna Carta of Social Workers, Magna Carta for Women, and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, among others.
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.