Working with Sec Dinky was never boring. In fact, it was the adventure of a lifetime.

The author with Sec Dinky during the Aquino-Roxas campaign in 2010

My early forays into the real world involved being an executive assistant (EA) and speechwriter of a well-known and well-respected Filipino public servant — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman.

I was lucky.