Ted Herbosa: Who Is Bongbong Marcos’ New DOH Chief?

Bongbong Marcos Jr. Chose Ted Herbosa As New Department of Health (DOH) Secretary

TED HERBOSA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. finally chose his DOH secretary almost a year into his term.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has selected a Secretary in the Department of Health (DOH) almost a year after taking office. Malacaang stated on Monday, BBM has chosen Dr. Teodoro “Ted” Herbosa to lead the health department.

Teodoro, a lawyer, held the position of Department of National Defense (DND) secretary under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration from August 2007 to November 2009 and was the youngest person to do so at the age of 43. He is also a former DOH undersecretary and a University of the Philippines (UP) executive

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Here are some things regarding Ted Herbosa and his resume you should be aware of.

Herbosa obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Philippines in 1979, and he completed his medical studies there in 1983, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The UP alumnus also holds an international diploma in disaster and crisis management from the University of Geneva, according to a press statement from Malacañang. At Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Israel, he continued his postgraduate studies in medicine.

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Ted Herbosa, President Bongbong Marcos
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From 2010 to 2015, Ted Herbosa worked as the former president Benigno Aquino III’s undersecretary of health. From 2017 to 2021, he also held the position of executive vice president of the University of the Philippines System.

Herbosa rose to fame as a national task force consultant for Duterte who, from 2020 to 2021, provided nearly daily briefings on the coronavirus outbreak.

Herbosa already praised the Philippine government for its “fairly good job” in handling the public health problem in March 2021. Additionally, he defended former president Duterte and former health secretary Francisco Duque III, who received harsh criticism for how they handled the outbreak.

In a previous article, received backlash for a tweet that said “death by community pantry” in April 2021. His comments were in response to the death of an old man who was in line for a community pantry in Quezon City that had been set up by the actress Angel Locsin.

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