Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial was placed on the spot during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday (July 24) as President Rodrigo Duterte talked about the problem of implementing sure authorities initiatives.
Duterte first talked about Ubial in his speech after expressing frustration with the Supreme Court over the non permanent restraining order it issued on sure contraceptives.
“The medicines will expire next month. I told Ubial, the Health Secretary, to find out if there is a nation who — which would allow it and i-donate na lang rather than go to waste,” he stated.
Continuing his rant in opposition to the Supreme Court, Duterte stated the judiciary’s issuance of TROs have resulted in the delay in the procurement of medical gear for troopers.
While the President the setback was not Ubial’s fault, he nonetheless gave her a warning.
“Is Secretary Ubial here? Are you here Secretary? Change the procedure because I will change you,” he stated.