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Free irrigation plan starts rolling at DA

To make good President Duterte’s promise of free irrigation for poor farmers, the Department of Agriculture is set to amend the National Irrigation Administration charter.

In an interview with Radyo Inquirer, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said C’zar M. Sulaik, whom he recommended as new NIA chief, has formed a legal team to prepare the proposed law.

Formerly the irrigation division of the Department of Public Works, the NIA was created through Republic Act No. 3601 of 1963. This was later amended through presidential decrees passed in 1974 and 1980.

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