MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While asking NFA Administrator Jason Aquino to resign is a good step, more needs to be done to arrest the rising prices of rice, Senator Francis Pangilinan said on Tuesday, September 11.
Among other things, some Opposition Senators are asking that charges be filed against Aquino and that the President publicly acknowledge there is a rice crisis.
Taking his cue from the Senators, Duterte just announced that he is appointing Senator Pangilinan as the new NFA Administrator. The President said he is very confident that within 24 hours of Pangilinan assuming the new post, the good Senator would be able to immediately bring down the prices of both commercial and NFA rice, as well as bring about over-sufficiency of this primary staple. “Under Pangilinan’s leadership, the Philippines will become a leading exporter of rice throughout the world,” Duterte said.
Who knew Duterte would even think of crossing party lines to solve some of the country’s major problems?
Is the appointment of Senator Antonio Trillanes as the new Drug Czar in the offing?