By Glen Ramos
MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the extension of government service of Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo beyond the compulsory retirement age, as Director IV of the Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) for another six months.
“He still has a lot of work to do. Maraming Covid sa CALABARZON at kailangan itong solusyunan agad para hindi na dumami pa,” the President said.
“At saka marami pa siyang magagawa. I can honestly say, the government still needs his expertise,” he added.
Director Janairo retired on November 20, 2020 serving the DOH for 38 years.
He has enforced the needed change on the current set-up of DOH in order for the government to improve health access to grass roots level and provide the necessary health care for the poor, the Indigenous People (IPs) and those in the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).
He is the only health executive to serve in nine DOH Regional Offices as Director and the only one to receive an extension in service.
“I welcome the privilege to serve the government again. Nagpapasalamat ako sa ating Presidente, kay Presidente Duterte, sa binigay nyang pagtitiwala sa aking kakayahan upang patuloy na maisulong ang iba’t-ibang program na atin ng naumpisahan sa CALABARZON.” Janairo stated.
“Marami pang dapat gawin. Marami pang dapat isaayos at kailangang magtrabaho agad para maisakatuparan lahat ng ito,” he emphasized.
The Executive Order from Malacañang was received on December 15, 2020.