Duque is new Civil Service Commission chief
Manila (3 February) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has appointed former Secretary of Health Francisco T. Duque III, as the new chairman of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Chairman Duque replaced former CSC chief Ricardo L. Saludo who ended his chairmanship last September 30, 2009.
Chairman Dugue, assumed office on January 14, 2010 in simple rites held at the CSC Central Office in Quezon City with acting Chair Cesar D. Buenaflor turning over the rein of leadership to him, symbolized by the turnover of the CSC Flag.
Chairman Duque finished his Bachelor of Science/pre-medicine degree and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Sto. Tomas. He took his Master of Science degree in Georgetown University in 1987.
As CSC chief, Chairman Duque vowed to promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, progressiveness and courtesy in the civil service. He also would like to optimize the use of modern technologies and systems to improve public service delivery. (CSC XI) [top]