prcDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman was recognized on June 22 as the Outstanding Professional of the Year Award (Outstanding Social Worker) by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), in acknowledgement of her life work in the social work field.

The Outstanding Professional of the Year Award is given by PRC annually since 1997, to recognize the achievements and services of professionals in their respective fields of endeavor.

During the awarding ceremony held at the Manila Hotel, Sec. Soliman was also conferred the Eric Nubla Excellence Award, besting other Outstanding Proffesional Awardees this year.

The Nubla Award is given to a single professional who embodies the values of professionalism, integrity, responsibility, competence and excellence that PRC stands for.

Sec. Soliman was honored for her commitment, dedication and exemplary service as DSWD secretary from 2001 to 2005, and 2010 to 2016.

“I am grateful for these recognitions which PRC bestowed on me. I shall treasure as I step down as DSWD Secretary,” Sec. Soliman shared.

She added, “Though I am leaving the Department, I will always be always be social worker and will continue to work towards the empowerment of the poor and vulnerable sectors of society.” ###