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‘Gibo’ back as DND chief, Herbosa is DOH secretary

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PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has named Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr. as Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND) and Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa as Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH).

In its Facebook page, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) confirmed Marcos has finally filled up the two key vacancies in his Cabinet on Monday.

“The appointments of Teodoro and Herbosa were announced after President Marcos met with Teodoro and DND Senior Undersecretary Carlito Galvez, and Herbosa and Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire in separate meetings in Malacañang this afternoon [June 5],” PCO said.

Both Teodoro and Herboso have served in their respective departments from previous administrations. Teodoro became the Secretary of Defense under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

He got his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Major in Financial Institutions from De La Salle University-Manila and law degree from the University of the Philippines.

He topped the 1989 Philippine Bar Examinations before he got his Master’s degree in Law from Harvard University.

Meanwhile, Herbosa was an undersecretary of DOH from 2010 to 2015 and also a Special Adviser to the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (novel coronavirus disease).

During his stint in DOH, he helped in the agency’s Hospital Accreditation Commission, Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedics Center, and promoting Public-Private Partnerships in Health.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology and medical decree from the University of the Philippines.

Image credits: PNA

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