Malacañang Golf (MALAGO) Clubhouse, Malacañang Park, Manila
April 20, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte convened several health experts, including former Department of Health (DOH) Cabinet Secretaries, in a meeting at the Malacañang Golf (MALAGO) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila.

The attendees included Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go (Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health), Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. (Chief Implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 and Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity), Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, Jr.

Representative Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan (4th District of Quezon and Chairperson, House Committee on Health), former DOH Secretary and Representative Janette Garin (1st District of Iloilo), former DOH Secretary Dr. Esperanza Cabral, former DOH Secretary Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, Dr. Susan Mercado, Dr. Anthony Leachon, Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvana, (Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines (UP)-National Institutes of Health), Dr. Anna Lisa Lim (Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, UP-Philippine General Hospital [PGH]), Dr. Marissa Alejandria (President, Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases [PSMID]), Dr. Katherine Ann Reyes (Associate Dean for Research, UP-College of Public Health) and Dr. Alfredo Mahar Franciso Lagmay (UP) also attended the meeting.

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