Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire is the current Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Health and the official spokesperson of the Department. She acted as OIC- Deputy Director-General Field 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.