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Marcos takes agri post, vows to reorganize DA
« on: June 29, 2022, 11:07:40 PM »
Marcos takes agri post, vows to reorganize DA
By: Jeannette I. Andrade, Jordeene B. Lagare - @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:30 AM June 21, 2022


MANILA, Philippines — Emphasizing that the country’s problems in agriculture were “severe enough,” President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday announced that he would take on the role of agriculture secretary when he assumes office on June 30.

At a press briefing late Monday afternoon at his national campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Marcos said: “I have decided to take on the portfolio of secretary of agriculture, at least for now and at least until we can reorganize the Department of Agriculture (DA) in a way that will make it ready for the next years to come.”

He pointed out that there were offices in the DA that were underutilized and needed to be “retooled” postpandemic.

“We’re going back to basics… and we will rebuild the value chain of agriculture,” Marcos said.

“That is why I thought that it is important that the president take that portfolio to not only make it clear to everyone what a high priority we put on the agricultural sector but also as a practical matter so that things move quickly because the events of the global economy are moving very quickly,” he said.

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Re: Marcos takes agri post, vows to reorganize DA
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2022, 01:21:33 AM »
Marcos warns those involved in agri smuggling
By GMA News
Published June 29, 2022 9:44pm

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/836535/marcos-warns-vs-agri-smuggling/story/

President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. warned the government will go after individuals involved in agricultural smuggling, according to GMA’s “24 Oras” report on Wednesday.

"Hahabulin natin lahat 'yan," Marcos, who will also sit as Agriculture Secretary, said.

Marcos issued the warning after the Senate committee of the whole report showed a list individuals, including Customs and Agriculture officials, who were identified as alleged protectors and smugglers of agricultural products.

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