Vergeire appointed as top DOH’s undersecretary

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) — Health Secretary Ted Herbosa has named Maria Rosario Vergeire, who served as the department’s caretaker for a year, as the head of all the undersecretaries assigned to operations in the agency.

The Department of Health (DOH) chief said Vergeire would lead five undersecretaries who are focused on taking care of the department’s activities in Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

“She said she’s eyeing something," Herbosa said on Thursday. "Actually, I gave her something higher."

"She was only asking for a region, I said, 'No, you become the head of all the [undersecretaries] of the operations team,'" he added.

On her performance taking charge of the DOH since President Ferdinand Marcos assumed office last year, the secretary said Vergeire “did a good job.”

“I think the president himself was happy,” Herbosa added.