Piñol crafts Masaganang Ani project
Emmanuel F. Piñol said he expected to be reappointed agriculture secretary after the Commission on Appointments (CA) bypassed him earlier this month, saying that his “personal friend” President Duterte told him so.
The CA last week moved to defer—until after the Christmas break—action on Piñol’s confirmation as chief of the Department of Agriculture.
Yesterday, Piñol said he did not mind being bypassed by the CA.
“OK lang(It’s OK). I submit to the process,” he said.
Also, the agriculture chief said he was crafting a new flagship project dubbed Masaganang Ani 6000, which is aimed at raising the productivity of one million hectares of irrigated rice farms to 6 tons per hectare per crop cycle, mainly by providing farmers with inputs like seeds and irrigation.