DAGUPAN CITY – The Sangguniang Panlungsod confirmed on Monday, July 24, the appointment of Dr. Ophelia T. Rivera as Dagupan’s City Health Officer.
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez earlier appointed Dr. Rivera as new Dagupan City CHO, a position left vacant with the demise last year of Dr. Leonard Carbonell.
Rivera was appointed to the position after she substantially qualified with all the requirements of Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code.
As department head her appointment needed the concurrence of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, subject to Civil Service Law, rules and regulations.
Rivera is a native of Dagupan City and studied at the Dagupan City National High School.
Prior to her present position, Dr. Rivera served as Municipal Health Officer of the Municipality of Mangaldan for 15 years. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/July 25, 2017)