WATCH: Ubial holds back tears, vows she won't fail Duterte


Posted at May 17 2017 12:28 PM

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With her voice cracking in an apparent attempt to rein in her emotions, Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial vowed Wednesday that she will not squander President Rodrigo Duterte's trust in her.

"I shall not back down and be disheartened in my commitment to the President and to the Filipino people and my DOH (Department of Health) family," Ubial said in a speech before the Commission on Appointments.

"He has placed his trust and confidence in me and I will not fail him nor the Filipino people."

She also promised to practice "full transparency" in DOH initiatives.

Ubial is seeking the confirmation of her appointment before the Commission on Appointments.

Three sworn statements against her appointment were previously filed by ACTS OFW party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III, Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque, and lawyer Restituto Mendoza.

ANC, 17 May 2017