Pinol says no to running for senator in 2019
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol reiterated that he has no plans to run for senator amid speculations coming from the president himself.
“Seriously, I am declaring for the umpteenth time that I do not intend to run for Senator. I love my job and I am happy doing the work that I do now for the Filipino farmers and fisher folks,” Piñol said in a Facebook post.
The statement follows after a recent cabinet meeting during which President Rodrigo Duterte, according to. Pinol, jocosely hinted on the agriculture chief’s qualification for the post,
Pinol said his decision to stay as agriculture secretary was due to “very personal reasons” owing it mainly to his many family members who were farmers and having a glimpse of the hardships of eking out livelihood from the farm