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Rappler Talk: Former PNP chief Cascolan’s battle plan for DOH

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Rappler Talk: Former PNP chief Cascolan’s battle plan for DOH
On Wednesday, November 16, Rappler's Bonz Magsambol sits down with Health Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan to discuss what he can bring to the DOH

MANILA, Philippines – Former police chief Camilo Cascolan’s appointment to the Department of Health (DOH) drew public ire, as critics questioned his qualifications for the position.

The Alliance of Health Workers said his appointment was a “huge insult to our health experts who are most qualified to administer and run the affairs of the DOH.”

Cascolan, who spent a significant chunk of his career leading police stations in various parts of the Philippines, is tasked to oversee DOH operations in the Visayas, especially the vaccine rollout.

What are his plans for the country’s healthcare system that has been tested by the COVID-19 pandemic?

On Wednesday, November 16, Rappler’s Bonz Magsambol sits down with Cascolan to discuss what he can bring to the DOH.

Tune in to this page or head over to Rappler’s social media accounts to watch the interview live at 1:45 pm. – Rappler.com