DOH Secretaries

Previous DOH Secretaries

July 1995 – March 1996
As former Regional Health Director for Region X, Dr. H.J. Ramiro was the Congressman of Misamis Occidental before his appointment as Secretary of Health. This appointment was his vindication, after...
January 1995 - June1995
He has the rare combination of the following expertise: solid grassroots community work in far flung doctorless rural areas; national and international health planning and programming, a faculty of...
July 1992 - January 1995
Perhaps the most popular Secretary of Health was Dr. JM Flavier. Buoyant and hilarious, he was right for the mass immunization and micronutrient implementation campaign that marked his administration...
February - June 1992
He joined the Department during the People Power reorganization in 1986 as Undersecretary fro Hospital Facilities and Regulation under the Bengson’s administration. Trained in Rehabilitation...
March 1986 – January 1992
As the first Secretary of Health under the restored democracy, Dr. Bengzon had the difficult task of reorganizing the Department of Health, restoring its soul and spirit and delivering it through a...
July 1981 - February 1986
Like Dr. A.H. Cruz and Dr. C.S. Gatmaitan, Dr. Jesus C. Azurin rose from the ranks. He joined DOH as Quarantine Officer in 1947. He became Director of Quarantine from 1955 – 1974. As Director...
July 1979 – June 1981
He graduated Valedictorian in his UP Medicine Class 1937 and topped the Medical Board Examination in 1937. He trained in Thoracic Surgery and was in-charge of the surgical ward of the Philippine...
December 1971 – July 1979
Like Dr. Amadeo Cruz, Dr. Gatmaitan rose from the ranks. He first joined the DOH in 1930 as a physician in the Negros Occidental Provincial Office. He became President of the Sanitary Division in...

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