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Francisco Duque back as Health secretary

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:32 PM October 26, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday appointed Francisco Duque III as secretary of the Department of Health (DOH).

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Duque replaced Jean Pauly Rosell Ubial whose ad interim appointment was rejected by the Commission on Appointments.

Duque served as a health secretary during the term of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He also served as chairman of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) from 2010 to 2015.

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He assumed chairmanship of the board of trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) after Duterte appointed him as board member of the government-owned corporation.

In June 2001, Arroyo appointed him as President and CEO of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). /jpv

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