Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Ubial failed to get the approval of the Commission on Appointments (CA).
Senator and CA Health Committee Chairman Gregorio Honasan announced during the plenary session that the members of his panel had rejected Ubial’s confirmation.
This ruling was subsequently upheld by the commission.
There were 4 oppositions to Ubial’s nomination.
She attended 3 CA hearings.
The junking of Ubial’s nomination brings to five the number of President Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet appointees who did not pass the CA’s scrutiny.