DOLE undersecretary succumbs to Covid-19

Labor Undersecretary Joji Aragon died on Sunday, three weeks after contracting the coronavirus disease.  She was 58 years old.

The Department of Labor and Employment said that Aragon had cardiac arrest on Sunday morning. She was the head of the advocacy, productivity and legislative cluster of DOLE.

“It is believed that she contracted the virus following a procedure she underwent in the second week of December last year,” the department said.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello 3rd expressed his condolences to Aragon’s family.

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