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Palace regrets CA rejection of Ubial appointment

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:47 PM October 10, 2017
Ernesto Abella

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

Malacañang regrets the rejection of the ad interim appointment of Health Secretary Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial.
READ: Ubial out as DOH head as CA rejects 5th Duterte Cabinet appointee

“We regret the Commission on Appointments’ non-confirmation of Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

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The Commission on Appointments (CA) disapproved on Tuesday Ubial’s appointment, the fifth Cabinet member to be rejected under the Duterte administration.

Ubial was not present at the plenary during the announcement.

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“We are deeply grateful for Sec. Ubial’s service to the Health Department and for epitomizing the President’s malasakit through her ‘All for Health, towards Health for All’ Philippine Health Agenda,” Abella said. “We wish Secretary Ubial well in all her future endeavors.”

Aside from Ubial, the ad interim appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr., Regina “Gina” Lopez, Judy Taguiwalo, Rafael “Paeng” Mariano were earlier rejected. /jpv

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