Dr. Destura completed his medical degree and specialty in internal medicine at the De la Salle Health Sciences Institute. After which, he did his subspecialty training in infectious diseases at University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. He then received a research scholarship grant to the International Training and Fellowship on Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Center for Global Health, University of Virginia School of Medicine where he worked as research fellow and collaborator in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for Excellence in Biodefense Research primarily on low-dose enteric pathogens. He has a diplomate and fellow certificate in Infectious Diseases. He joined the National Institutes of Health Philippines built the Molecular Diagnosis for Infectious Diseases Program of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, focusing mainly on developing low-cost, low-technology driven diagnostic platforms for specific infectious diseases relevant in my country such as NTD, Diarrheal Diseases, Dengue, MDRO and Tuberculosis.