SEC. PAULYN JEAN B. ROSELL-UBIAL
Secretary of Health
Department of Health
Dr. Rosell-Ubial is the current Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Dr. Ubial was an Assistant Secretary for Health Regulations from 2008 until 2016 during the Arroyo and Aquino administrations. She was also appointed as the department's regional director for Davao Region from 2006 to 2008. She is also an anti-tobacco advocate. She helped author Executive Order 26, which bans smoking in enclosed public places and transportation servicing the general population, whether stationary or in motion, except designated smoking areas. Dr. Ubial started her public health career as a rural health worker in Kidapawan, North Cotabato in 1990. She graduated from the UERMMMC College of Medicine in 1987.