The Philippines was surprised by a sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in March and April. Because of this, stricter lockdown measures were re-implemented to curtail the increase of cases--over 1 million and counting. But with community quarantine, some businesses had to temporarily close, thus affecting the economic well-being of many Filipinos.
Where might the situation go, pandemic-wise, in the coming months? With foresight provided through epidemiological data and the promise of vaccine arrival in the second half of the year, we might be able to determine with more clarity the path forward.
NordCham Philippines supports this event and invites you to join us on May 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m. via Zoom in our Monthly Membership Meeting called The Path Forward: Mid-year Updates and Projections on the COVID-19 Pandemic with guest speaker Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire of the Department of Health.
NordCham Members: 500PHP
Zoom details will be sent to registered participants before the event.
To register, please click on this link.
May 11, 2021
4 PM - 5 PM (GMT+8)
Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire
OIC-Undersecretary for the Public Health Services Team, Official Spokesperson at Department of Health
Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire is the current OIC-Undersecretary for the Public Health Services Team and the official spokesperson of the Department. She was previously the OIC-Usec for Health Regulation Team and Assistant Secretary in-charge of the Public Health Services Team. She also acted as OIC- Deputy Director-General Filed Regulatory Operation - Food and Drug Administration, Office Director of the Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau and Chief of the Health Research Division of the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau.Undersecretary Vergeire has committed decades to public service, having worked in Marikina City's health office before joining the Department of Health in 2007. Aside from public service, she is also committed to nurturing our soon to be public health leaders serving as faculty at the Development Academy of the Philippines and part-time faculty in Ateneo School of Govt.She obtained her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Santo Tomas, her MD from De La Salle University College of Medicine, and her MPH from the University of the Philippines, Manila.