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DAVAO CITY — Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, taking on his role as the new head of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Monday, said agriculture, the poorest provinces, and indigenous people (IP) communities would be among his priority areas.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday evening announced an impending “mini revamp” in his Cabinet that will see three department secretaries removed, but his spokesman sought to downplay the statement the following day.
MALACAÑANG ON Monday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte is still “happy” with the performance of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol amid reports that he may be one of the Cabinet officials who may be replaced or transferred to another department.
DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol ordered on Friday the sacking of quarantine team of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after their failure to establish quarantine measures on the entry of pork products from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF).
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he has already instructed board members of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to submit their courtesy resignation in accordance with the reorganization of the agency under the Coco Levy Act.
THE Department of Agriculture has just green-lighted the importation of 750,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, following the devastation recent Typhoon Ompong dealt to rice crops in Northern Luzon last week.
AFTER FARMS in the northern Luzon area were devastated by typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut), farmers from four mountain towns of Bukidnon pledged to ship vegetables to Metro Manila to augment supply starting this week, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol.