Duterte names DOH, DOT, DTI secretaries

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening, June 13, announced that he has chosen secretaries for the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Tourism (DOT), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Ernie Abella, one of Duterte’s designated spokespersons, said Duterte has picked the following to head these departments:

Ubial is an assistant secretary of the DOH. 

Teo is president of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies. She also reportedly owns Mt Apo Travel and Tours, named after the Philippines’ highest peak found 32 kilometers west of Davao City.

Lopez is the executive director of the entrepreneurship advocacy group Go Negosyo. – Rappler.com

Paterno R. Esmaquel II

Paterno R. Esmaquel II, news editor of Rappler, specializes in covering religion and foreign affairs. He obtained his MA Journalism degree from Ateneo and later finished MSc Asian Studies (Religions in Plural Societies) at RSIS, Singapore. For story ideas or feedback, email him at pat.esmaquel@rappler.com.