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Francisco T. Duque III

Commissioner Robert S. Martinez
Civil Service Commission, Constitution Hills, Batasang Pambansa Complex Diliman 1126 Quezon City, Philippines

Francisco T. Duque III

Chairman, Philippine Civil Service Commission

DR. FRANCISCO T. DUQUE III completed his medical education from the esteemed Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 1982. In 1987, he earned a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He subsequently excelled in the Executive Education Program of the distinguished Harvard University School of Public Health in 1992.

Assuming executive positions in various educational and civic institutions, he was awarded in 1993 the Most Outstanding Rotary President, District 3790. UST also honored him with The Outstanding Thomasian Alumnus Leadership (TOTAL) Award in the Field of Government Service in 2004; then the Albertus Magnus Science Award in 2007 by the UST College of Science for his achievements in Medical Science, Public Health and Stewardship of the National Health Insurance Program. In 2006, Pangasinan State University conferred him the degree of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa). In November 2007, he earned the same doctorate degree from the University of Mindanao. This recognition was anchored on breakthroughs made in health security.

He was the PhilHealth President and CEO from 2001-2005, and later became the Health Secretary from 2005 to 2010. In October 2008, his transparent and successful handling of public health challenges as well as his excellent relations with the public and the media earned him the Communication Excellence in Organizations Award (CEO EXCEL Award) by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), an independent organization composed of media and public relations experts.

His five-year stewardship of the Department of Health was marked with breakthroughs and milestones in public health care which earned for the agency high approval and satisfaction ratings, and for the country, a World Health Organization citation for being one of only three nations with excellent risk communication strategies against AH1N1.

Appointed in 2010 as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, he lost no time in charting a brighter, better course for the bureaucracy. He was pivotal in developing the Commission’s Roadmap for Development and Reforms for 2010-2015, a five-year blueprint which spelled out the Commission’s priority programs for the country’s 1.4 million workforce.

He steered the Commission in the adoption of the Performance Governance System onwards to setting the agency’s vision of becoming “Asia’s leading Center of Excellence for Strategic Human Resource and Organization Development by 2030.” In 2011, the CSC under his watch was awarded the Governance Trailblazer seal for scoring 9.03/10 in the Performance Governance System (PGS) Stage of Compliance revalida conducted by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) and National Competitiveness Council (NCC) besting other national government agencies.

He also led the CSC towards achieving the highest ever public awareness, availment and satisfaction rating of 98% among five (5) national government frontline service agencies in a Pulse Asia Survey conducted in the 4th Quarter of 2011.

Through his initiative, the CSC was awarded just recently, the ISO 9001:2008 certification for establishing a quality management system in three core functions namely, cases adjudication, examination administration, and appointments processing, that meets international standards.

Chairman Duque’s extensive portfolio mirrors a dedicated public servant and a recognized leader who has served the health needs of the Filipino nation for nine years and is now blazing new trails, and breaking new grounds in the challenging field of public Human Resource Development and Management. His passion for service keeps the CSC moving towards achieving its core purpose of making every public servant a servant hero – Gawing lingkod bayani ang bawat kawani.


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