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  • Writer's pictureMelo Acuna

DBM's Avisado on medical leave

Budget Secretary Avisado on Medical leave

MANILA – The Department of Budget and Management today said Secretary Wendel E. Avisado is on medical leave effective tomorrow until Friday, August 13 after he contracted COVID-19. He was in hospital for eight days and placed on quarantine for over a month on advice of his m3dical doctor.

In a statement released late Saturday evening, the DBM said Secretary Avisado will undergo a series of examinations after undergoing a quadruple open heart bypass some 14 years ago.

Undersecretary Tina Rose Marie L. Canda will serve as Officer-in-Charge during Avisado’s leave.

The statement came after media reports said Secretary Avisado either resigned, was fired or went on leave. (Melo M. Acuña)

Secretary Wendel E. Avisado (DBM Photo)

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