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Usec. Gerardo Vargas Bayugo
Department of Health


Strong managerial background with senior level experience in supervising and directing at the local, regional and national health sectors. Good strategic vision, able to build and implement sophisticated plans within budget. Highly focused, self driven and self reliant with good interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and encourage team to produce substantial and valuable outputs.



Undersecretary of Health for the Office for Technical Services
Department of Health, G/F, Building 14, San Lazaro Compound
Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003 •


Undersecretary of Health for the Office for Technical Services


Overall Quality Management Representative

Oversees and manages the overall Philippine Health Agenda implementation of all Bureaus and Offices under Office for Technical Services

In-charge of the maintenance of the ISO Certification of the DOH Central Office as well as the expansion of this certification to all DOH Regional Offices in the country


Vice Chairperson, Integrity Management Committee & Focal Person, Performance Governance System

Chairperson, DOH Library and Resource Center Advisory Committee


Vice Chair, DOH Change Management Team


Chairperson, Central Office Bids and Awards Committee


Overall DOH Focal Person
for PCSO Transactions


Assists the Secretary in overseeing the implementation of good governance in the DOH and represents the agency’s performances to the Office of the President

Heads the committee that provides strategic guidance and directions to the DOH libraries and resources centers on issues of interest and concern to its users and stakeholders including library policy matters, acquisition of information, knowledge services and facilities.

Assist the Chairman in leading the Change Management Team in coming up with the appropriate system and guide the entire Department in  the implementation of  EO 366 or the DOH Rationalization Plan

Assists the Secretary, through overseeing the committee responsible in procurement of various medical equipments and ensure that the entire process is in accordance with RA 9184: Government Procurement Reform Act

In charge in PCSO transactions relative to the requests of medical facilities, medical equipment and other concerns.


ISO Certification of the Department of Health

Forefront official in the ISO Journey of the DOH, first line agency to acquire ISO 9001:2008 Certification to all the units of the DOH Central and Regional Offices

PhilHealth Sabado I and II

Led and organized the Nationwide PhilHealth Registration Day I (October 2, 2010) and II (June 25, 2011), wherein ID distribution was participated by the President of the Philippines, Hon. Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.

Ehersisyo Pangkalusugan Para sa Lahat 2011

Spearheaded and organized an event to advocate regular exercise and promote health and fitness that featured different sports activities on May 15, 2011 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, also participated by the President of the country    

DOH-Bataan Partnership for BGH
Public-public Partnership (PPP)

Official in-charge to oversee implementation of the partnership forged by the Memorandum of Agreement between DOH and the Provincial Government of Bataan


Araw ng Sangkap Pinoy


As the “Point Man” for Philippine Micronutrient Program, initiated and institutionalized implementation of the National Micronutrient Day or “Araw ng Sangkap Pinoy” from 1993 onward


July 7, 2016 - present

Undersecretary for Office for Technical Services
Department of Health, G/F, Building 14, San Lazaro Compound , Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

August 14, 2015 – July 6, 2016

OIC Undersecretary of Health for Office for Health Operations, concurrent Assistant Secretary for  Office for Technical Services B
Department of Health, G/F, Building 14, San Lazaro Compound , Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

November 25, 2014-  August 13, 2015


 April 1, 2012 – November  25, 2014

Assistant Secretary of Health- Office for Policy and Health Systems
Department of Health, G/F, Building 14, San Lazaro Compound , Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

Assistant Secretary of Health – Area Cluster, Luzon Operations Cluster 
Department of Health, G/F, Building 14, San Lazaro Compound , Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

 February 1, 2012- March 31, 2012

OIC, Undersecretary– Area Cluster for Northern and Central Luzon
Department of Health, G/F, Building 14, San Lazaro Compound , Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

August 3, 2011 – January 31, 2012

OIC, Undersecretary– Sector Finance and Policy Technical Cluster

 April 16, 2011 – August 2, 2011

OIC, Undersecretary of Health – Policy, Standards Development and Regulation/Health Sector Financing Cluster
Department of Health, Building 12, San Lazaro Compound Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

December 30, 2010 -  April 15, 2011

Assistant Secretary – Policy, Standards Development and Regulation/Health Sector Financing Cluster


February 8, 2010 – December 29, 2010


Assistant Secretary - Internal Management Support Office
Department of Health, Building 2, San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Avenue Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

May 9, 2006 – February 7, 2010

Director IV, Center for Health Development  - IV-A CALABARZON


April 28, 2003 – May 8, 2006


Director IV, Center for Health Development – Metro Manila


February 3, 2000 – April 28, 2003


Director IV, DOH-Region V, Bicol

January 17, 2000 – February 2, 2000

Director III, DOH-Region V, Bicol


March 1999 – January 16, 2000


Director III, DOH-Health Manpower Development & Training Service, Manila


March 1, 1995 – March 1999


Director III, DOH-Region IV, Quezon City

September 1998 – October 1998

Head, Dengue Operation Center, DOH, Manila

August 1, 1993 – February 28, 1995

OIC-Director, DOH-Nutrition Service, Manila

November 2, 1990 – July 31, 1993

Division Chief, Standards Development & Research Division, DOH-Nutrition Service, Manila

June 6, 1988 – November 1, 1990

Public Health Specialist III, DOH-Office of the Under Secretary for Public health Service, Manila

June 1984 – August 1987 (Maragondon);  September 1987 – June 1988 (Bulihan RHU, Silang, Cavite)

Municipal Health Officer Cavite Integrated Provincial Health Office, Regional Health Office No. 4


Resident Physician, Maragondon Community Hospital


1983 – 1984


Resident Physician, Biñan Doctors Hospital, Inc., Biñan, Laguna


November 4-18, 1996

Project Evaluation Consultant, BMZ Evaluation of 4 Philippine-German Health Projects

1992 – 1996

Chairman, Committee of Examiners for Embalmers and Massagists, DOH

1990 – 1992 Editions

Consulting Editor, Journal of the Philippine Public Health Association

1990 – 1993

Guest Lecturer, University of the Philippine-College of Public Health

1994 – 1997

Lecturer, United Nations University, Nutrition Center of the Philippines


1986-1987       University of the Philippines, College of Public Health
1978-1982       University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (Doctor of Medicine)
1974-1978       University of the East (BS Pre-Med)
1972-1974       University of Santo Tomas (BS Chemistry)
1968-1972       Lake Shore Educational Institution (High School)
1962-1968       Carmona Elementary School (Elementary


Career Executive Service Officer III, 2003
Career Executive Service Officer IV, 1998
Career Executive Service Eligible, 1995


University of the Philippines – College of Public Health Alumni Society (UP-CPHAS)
President                      ( 2005 – 2008 )
Board of Directors       ( 1998 – 2000 )
Philippine Public Health Association (PPHA)
Vice President for Luzon (December 2005)
Board of Directors (1998 – November 2005)
President              (1994 – 1997)


  • “A Prevalence Study of Xerophthalmia in the Philippines: Implications for Supplementation Strategies”, Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine on Public Health, Volume 24, December 1993.
  • ANG ARAW NG SANGKAP PINOY 1993-1995 (National Micronutrient day 1993-1995), Nutrition HEAD Zone Conferences, November-December 1995
  • Prevalence Survey of IDD Among Grades 1 & 2 School children in 35 Provinces and 3 Cities Using Goiter Grade, Urinary Iodine Excretion and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Philippines 1993 and 1994.
  • Relations of Maternal Mid-upper Arm Circumference with Low Birth Weight Among Babies Born in Metro Manila Hospital, 1993-1994.
  • “Preventing Specific Micronutrient Deficiencies: A Philippine Case Study on Environmental Conference on Nutrition, Rome 1992
  • “Xerophthalmia Status and Vitamin A Supplementation Coverage, Participation in Operation Timbang and Knowledge Levels of Mothers and Caretakers in Vitamin and Vitamin A Deficiency: Vitex Baseline Survey” 1991.
  • A Proposal for the Philippine IDD Surveillance System “, PAMM, Atlanta Georgia, 1991.
  • “The Department of Health Through the Years,” The Journal of the Philippine Public Health, 1990
  • “Hepatitis B in the Philippines,” 1989 (unpublished)
  •  “The Health Care Delivery System: Philippine Style,” 1989 (unpublished)
  •  “Operations Research to Improve Nurses Supervision Over the Midwife in Growth Monitoring Activities in Selected Municipalities in Cavite,” 1990
  •  “Operations Research to Improve Delivery System of Oresol in Balangiga, Samar,” 1990.



  • 2007- MOST OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS, UERMMMC during its Golden Anniversary at UE Manila
  • 2013- CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE, Medicine Class 1982 from UERMMMC College of Medicine Alumni Association, Inc. given February 7, 2013 at Manila Hotel


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