NATION | Ubial's appointment as DOH Sec. junked


The Commission on Appointments has rejected Paulyn Rosell-Ubial as secretary of the Department of Health.

Ubial is the fifth cabinet member to be rejected.

Ubial was questioned for her administrative order that allowed midwives and nurses to perform a procedure called manual or vacuum aspiration.

Thirteen members voted against Ubial's confirmation.

Ubial, who hails from Iloilo City, was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Janette Garin.

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