Ricardo Saludo

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Ricardo L. Saludo
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Visit of Saludo at the PNP Headquarters at Camp Crame, Quezon City, Philippines in 2008.
Chairperson of the Philippine Civil Service Commission
In office
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Succeeded by Francisco Duque III
Cabinet Secretary of the Philippines
In office
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Head of the Presidential Management Staff
(With the Rank of Secretary)
In office
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Personal details
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater University of London
Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Public servant

Ricardo L. Saludo is the former chairperson of the Philippine Civil Service Commission. Under his term as chairperson, the SSL-3 or the third Salary Standardization Law (SSL) was passed, resulting to a hike in monthly compensation of all government officials and employees.

He served the Philippine government, particularly the executive branch, in various capacities: Head of the Presidential Management Staff, Cabinet Secretary, and Deputy Presidential Spokesperson to then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.[1]


Saludo earned his Master of Science (MS) degree, major in public policy and management, from the University of London. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1977 at the Ateneo de Manila University with a bachelor's degree in literature, cum laude.

Outside government[edit]

Saludo worked as a senior business editor of AsiaWeek from 1989 to 1995. He later became a commentator of Asia Affairs for CNN and CNBC news networks in 1995 until 2001. He also worked as the Assistant Managing Director of AsiaWeek magazine from 1996 to 2001. In 2002, he left the private sector to join the Arroyo administration.

Presently, he is the Managing Director, and co-founder along with fellow former presidential spokesperson Sec. Gary Olivar, of the Center for Strategy, Enterprise, and Intelligence, a management and media consultancy firm.[2] He is also lecturer at the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines. He teaches the course The Administrator in the Philippine Public Service.