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Herbosa is new Health chief, Teodoro as Defense boss

Malacañang recently announced that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has appointed Teodoro Herbosa as Secretary of the Department of Health (DoH), and Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. as Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND).
Herbosa served as DoH undersecretary from 2010 to 2015 and contributed to health care initiatives such as the Hospital Accreditation Commission, Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedics Center, Public-Private Partnerships in Health, and in emergency and disaster medicine.
Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said that the DoH welcomes and supports Herbosa’s appointment.
“We believe Dr. Ted Herbosa is an excellent choice. We look forward to supporting the DoH, Dr. Herbosa and President Marcos in their quest to realize universal health for all Filipinos,” OCTA also stated.
Meanwhile, Teodoro, Jr.’s appointment as Defense chief is his second time as Defense Secretary. The first was during the Arroyo administration.

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