OICs ap­pointed to head DICT, DoH

Business World - - THE NATION - Rose­marie A. Zamora

PRES­I­DENT Ro­drigo R. Duterte has ap­pointed an of­fi­cer-in-charge (OIC) each to head the De­part­ment of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy (DICT) and the De­part­ment of Health (DoH).

The ap­point­ments of Eliseo Mi­jares Rio, Jr. to head the DICT and Her­minig­ildo V. Valle to head the DoH were made in sep­a­rate mem­o­ran­dums to them by Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary Sal­vador C. Me­di­aldea dated Oct. 10, when the Com­mis­sion on Ap­point­ments voted to re­ject the ap­point­ment of Health Sec­re­tary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial.

In a mem­o­ran­dum by the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary dated Oct. 10, Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary Sal­vador C. Me­di­aldea, on be­half of Mr. Duterte, signed the ap­point­ment let­ter of Mr. Valle as OIC of the De­part­ment of Health.

Mr. Valle com­pleted his med­i­cal stud­ies in 1984 spe­cial­iz­ing in in­ter­nal medicine. He pre­vi­ously served as chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer in a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity in Cal­i­for­nia. He is also a US Air force re­servist with the rank of colonel and a vet­eran of the United States’ Op­er­a­tion Desert Storm against Iraq in the early 1990s.

Mr. Rio, who takes over from re­signed DICT sec­re­tary Rodolfo A. Salal­ima, served as com­mis­sioner of the Na­tional Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Com­mis­sion un­der then pres­i­dent Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-Ar­royo from Fe­bru­ary 2001 to Oc­to­ber 2002.

Be­fore that, he held var­i­ous po­si­tions in the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines, in­clud­ing as Group Com­man­der of Mil­i­tary In­tel­li­gence Group (MIG) 21, Comm-Elec­tron­ics Tech­ni­cal In­tel­li­gence Group of the In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice of the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines (ISAFP) from 1988 to 1992.

He re­tired from the AFP with the rank of bri­gadier-gen­eral in 2000. —

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