Health chief’s appointment disapproved by the CA
(Date Published: 10 October 2017)
The Commission on Appointments (CA), in its October 10 plenary session, presided by President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, disapproved the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Buenaflor Rosell-Ubial.
Ubial, a medical doctor, native of IloIlo City and a staunch public servant having been in public office for almost 29 years, was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as DOH Secretary on July 1, 2016. Prior to her health portfolio, she was already serving the DOH with significant positions rising through the ranks from holding a Medical Specialist I position to becoming the department’s Assistant Secretary.
She started her public health career as a rural health practice worker in Kidapawan, North Cotabato in 1988. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, finished her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and earned her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of the Philippines in 1997. A Career Executive Service Officer II (CESO II), she is also a recipient of various awards, namely, Ten Outstanding Young Women of Cotabato City; Outstanding Employee of the Year; Scholarship, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines; and Outstanding Alumni, UERMMC College of Medicine.. READ MORE..
Sixty six AFP ranking officers and two DFA ambassadors get CA approval; DENR Secretary deferred
(Date Published: 25 September 2017)
The Commission on Appointments (CA) in its September 20 plenary session, presided by the President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, approved the nominations/ad interim appointments of 66 Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ranking officers from the Department of National Defense (DND) and the nominations of two senior officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Confirmed by the Commission were the nominations of two envoys, namely, Maria Cleofe R. Natividad as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic, Chief of Mission I and Joseph Del Mar Yap as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Singapore, with the salary and emoluments of a Chief of Mission, Class I. Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, chairman of the Commission’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, recommended the approval of their nominations to the plenary. READ MORE