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Philippines DOH Finally Gets a Department Head in Dr. Ted Herbosa. Impeccably Credentialled, Dr. Herbosa Steps into a Powerful Position as the Senate Considers SB1869 and the W.H.O Redefines its Role!
May his decisions be based on a rigorous questioning and the scientific method; not THE dictated, politicized, unquestionable SCIENCE (a.k.a. Fauci, the W.H.O. & the Pharmaco-military complex).
Last January 2023 DOH OIC Vergeire announced that she was willing to become DOH department head. She has been acting OIC at the DOH since mid-July 2022, when she appointed by the new Marcos Administration.
Bypassing Vergeire’s offer the Marcos administration has finally appointed Dr. Ted Herbosa to the Health Secretary position that has been vacant since it was vacated by Francisco Duque III who held the position from October 2017 up to June 30, 2022 when President Marcos assumed office. Vergeire has pledged her and the DOH’s full support to Dr. Herbosa as he steps into this post.
Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) welcomes Herbosa, citing his vast experience, and looking forward to better relationships between the PAO and the DOH. PAO has ongoing cases against DOH; currently suing past Secretaries Garin over a case involving child deaths following the Dengvaxia Pediatric Dengue Vaccination Program, and Duque III over Covid-19 Vaccination of children. Neither case has reached resolution.
Graduation from the University of the Philippines, BSc Biology (1979), Medicine (1983).
University of Geneva, Diploma in Emergency and Crisis Management.
Post-grad medical studies at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Former DOH undersecretary, 2010 - 2015
University of the Philippines, Executive VP from 2017-2021
Covid-19 Pandemic Task Force Advisor to Duerte’s task force from 2020 - 2021.
Clearly a private person, aside from his public life, I cannot find much other information about Dr. Herbosa. Nothing about his age, assumed to be somewhere between mid to late 60s and early 70s, and nothing about family background.
Dr. Herbosa has now risen to immediate prominence and will be watched very closely over coming days and months.
My wish list for Dr. Herbosa as he steps up:-
May he study what is happening locally and internationally; both from mainstream and even more importantly non-mainstream (censored) sources.
May he listen to experts from all disciplines and with differing approaches.
May he ask the difficult questions and be tireless in finding real answers.
May he follow rigorous questioning scientific method, and not THE dictated, politicized, unquestionable SCIENCE (ie. Fauci, the W.H.O., the Pharmaco-military complex).
May he have heart for the Filipino and the future of this nation, and the wisdom and courage to chart the best path irrespective of politics. True health does not come via pharmaceuticals, it comes from nutrition, the environment, lifestyle, social support, and freedom!
May You be Blessed and Guided!