Duterte appoints Piñol as MinDA chief

Inquirer.net August 06,2019 - 10:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol as chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).

Duterte appointed Piñol on August 5, the day his successor, William Dar, took his oath as acting agriculture secretary.

Malcañang released Piñol’s appointment paper on Tuesday.

READ: Duterte appoints William Dar as acting Agriculture chief

In July, Piñol offered to resign following reports that Duterte is unsatisfied with his performance.

READ: DA chief Piñol offers to resign; says he is open to lead MinDA
But in an interview, the President said the transfer of Piñol to MinDA has nothing to do with his performance at the DA.

He said he needed someone who is familiar with Mindanao who can help in the affairs of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

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