Secretary of Health (Philippines)

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The Secretary of Health (Filipino: Kalihim ng Kalusugan) is the Cabinet of the Philippines member in charge of the Department of Health.

Secretary of Health
Kalihim ng Kalusugan
Seal of the Department of Health of the Philippines.png
Official seal of the
Department of Health
Incumbent
Paulyn Ubial

since June 30, 2016
Appointer The President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Dr. Frank S. Bourns
Formation June 23, 1898
Website www.doh.gov.ph

The current Secretary is Paulyn Ubial, who assumed office on June 30, 2016.

List of Secretaries of Health[edit]

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretary of Public Instruction, Health, and Public Welfare
1 Sergio Osmeña December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel Quezon
Secretary of Health and Public Welfare
2 Basilio Valdes 1945 1945 Sergio Osmeña
3 Jose Locsin 1945 1946
4 Antonio Villarama May 28, 1946 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas
April 17, 1948 December 31, 1949 Elpidio Quirino
5 Juan S. Salcedo December 14, 1950 November 10, 1953
Secretary of Health
6 Alfredo Bengzon February 25, 1986 February 7, 1992 Corazon Aquino
7 Antonio Periquet February 10, 1992 June 30, 1992
8 Juan Flavier July 1, 1992 January 30, 1995 Fidel Ramos
9 Jaime Galvez-Tan January 30, 1995 July 5, 1995
10 Hilarion Ramiro, Jr. July 10, 1995 March 22, 1996
11 Carmencita Reodica April 8, 1996 June 29, 1998
12 Dr. Felipe Estrella June 30, 1998 September 13, 1998 Joseph Estrada
13 Dr. Alberto G. Romualdez September 14, 1998 January 20, 2001
14 Manuel Dayrit January 20, 2001 2005 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
15 Francisco T. Duque III June 1, 2005 2009
16 Esperanza Cabral 2009 June 30, 2010
17 Enrique Ona June 30, 2010 December 19, 2014 Benigno S. Aquino III
18 Janette Garin February 17, 2015 June 30, 2016
19 Paulyn Ubial June 30, 2016 Incumbent Rodrigo Duterte