DOH Secretaries
  • July 1, 2016 - present
    Dr. Rosell-Ubial has served public office for 27 years and has been under 13 health secretaries. She literally rose from the ranks, starting from volunteer health worker in Kidapawan, up to the...

Previous DOH Secretaries

December 2014 - June 30, 2016
Health Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin is a physician and was a state legislator for 9 years, shepherding the Magna Carta for Women, Cheaper Medicines Law, and the Responsible Parenthood and...
June 2010 - December 2014
Our Secretary of Health is recognized as one of the top surgeons of the country specializing in the field of vascular and transplant surgery. A graduate of the University of Philippines, he underwent...
January 2010 - June 2010
On January 15, the Department of Health officially welcome a new health secretary - Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral.  At the turn-over ceremonies, she lauded the accomplishments of the department under...
June 2005 - January 2010
Dr. Francisco T. Duque III finished both his undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Medicine at University of Santo Tomas. He finished Master of Science majoring in Pathology at Georgetown...
February 2001 - May 2005
Secretary Manuel M. Dayrit has a public health career that spans 27 years. A Bachelor of Arts graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, he earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University...
September 1998 - January 2001
On 11 September 1998, President Joseph Ejercito Estrada appointed a new health secretary - Dr. Alberto G. Romualdez, Jr. Maybe, he was coined as the new hero the DOH employees are waiting for to save...
July 1,1998 - August 23, 1998
Dr. Estrella is a Doctor of Medicine graduate from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine Batch 1955. He started his career as an Adjunct Resident of the Department of Gynecology...
March 1996 – June 1998
Her 32 years of experience as a public health worker and government administrator could not have prepared her better for the difficult task of Secretary of Health during one of the most turbulent...

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