Friday, July 22, 2016
Two Like Minds: Senator Hontiveros Meets with Health Secretary Ubial
A meeting of two like minds.
Senator Risa Hontiveros today met with Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial to explore ways of cooperation in advancing healthcare agenda in the Senate, three days before the first State of the Nation Address [SONA] of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday.
Hontiveros, a former PhilHealth Director, said that she and Sec. Ubial have agreed that cooperation between the executive and legislative branches is important.
“Para masigurong ang mga batas ay tumugon at napapanahon, kailangan talaga mag-usap ang ehekutibo at lehislatibo”, Sen. Hontiveros remarked in a statement.
During the meeting, the Health Secretary and the Senator discussed legislative proposals including increase in salary for health personnel and mandatory allocation of 5% of local government funds for healthcare services.
The Senator has expressed optimism in working with the Department of Health [DOH] for her agenda in the Senate.
“Secretary Ubial and I have worked together during the Reproductive Health law campaign. I am looking forward to continue working with her and fellow health advocates”, Senator Hontiveros concluded.