CA Confirms Duque, Hopes He Can resolve Dengvaxia Issue
Ringo | On 08, Feb 2018
The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed Francisco Duque III as the new Department of Health (DOH) secretary.
Senator Gringo Honasan, the chairman of the CA health committee said Duque has been showing passion in the health aspects of the Philippines. He said he is also a good communicator.
“Dr. Duque is not only passionate about public health but also an effective communicator who manages to get the message across to the Filipino people,” said Honasan.
The motion on Honasan was supported by Senators Manny Pacquiao, JV Ejercito, Miguel Zubiri, and Ralph Recto.
JV Ejercito said he is confident on the skills of Duque. He said he can withstand whatever controversy the DOH will be caught in. Recto, on the other hand, called him a “hands-on manager,” a leader that the country needs.
Meanwhile, the Malacañang welcomed the confirmation of Duque. Harry Roque said he is deserving to become the secretary.
“Congratulations po kay Secretary Duque at ‘yang kanyang mabilisang confirmation po ay patunay na siya po ay karapat-dapat na maging Secretary of Health at kampante po ang Malacañang na with Secretary Duque at the helm of the DOH, lahat po ng ating mga problema, lalo na dito sa Dengvaxia, ay mabibigyan po ng tamang solusyon,” said Roque.