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Sec. Corazon Juliano "Dinky" N. Soliman
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Corazon "Dinky" Soliman once held the post of DSWD Secretary before resigning from the Arroyo Cabinet in 2005.
Prior to her appointment as DSWD Secretary, Soliman was Executive Vice-President of Community Organizers Multiversity as well as Executive Director of CO-TRAIN. She pioneered in developing a rural organizing program as a trainor and coordinator in Bukidnon under the auspices of the Social Action Center (SAC) of Bukidnon way back in 1976.
Soliman graduated from UP Diliman with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Social Work . At UP she was a University Scholar and a Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardee; she copped 5th place in the 1974 National Board Examinations for Social Workers.
In 1998, she finished her Master in Public Administration degree at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Soliman is also a recipient of countless awards and citations in the field of social work and community development, most notably as one of the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service Awardee and the Most Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UP.