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Ex-DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman dies at 68

Former Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman has passed away. She was 68 years old.

Her family, Vice President Leni Robredo, and some of her former colleagues confirm the death of the former cabinet secretary on Sunday, September 19.

“We pray for the eternal repose of her soul. We will share details for the wake later, and ask that the family be given some time and privacy for grieving,” Hector Soliman, Dinky’s husband said in a report on Rappler.

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Soliman passed away at 7:32 am due to complications from renal and heart failure.

In a previous article, Hector said that 13 of their family members suffer from COVID-19.

“Napakalungkot na balita yung pagpanaw niya. Napakabuting tao. Mahaba yung buhay niya, dinevote niya talaga sa paninilbihan sa mga mahihirap,” Vice President Leni Robredo said on her Sunday show.

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Soliman was last seen in public during the wake of former President Noynoy Aquino.

Soliman was among the members of the so-called ‘Hyatt 10’ or cabinet officials who resigned during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

She returned as DSWD Secretary during the time of Aquino. (TDT)

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