Abolish nga ba? Duterte to meet NFA Council to discuss its future
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President would meet with the National Food Authority and NFA Council (NFAC) on Thursday to discuss the status of the country’s rice supply.
Roque said the meeting would sort out the confusion arising from Duterte’s plan to abolish the NFA Council.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol claimed that Duterte has ordered the abolition of NFA Council and put NFA under DA.
Roque said that the NFA and the NFA Council would not be abolished, but Duterte wanted to place the NFA under the Office of the President.
The spokesperson stressed that it was best for Duterte to clarify the matter himself.
“Lilinawin kay Presidente. Kasi ang nangyari po, nagdeklara siya tapos nagkaroon ng usapan sa entablado mismo (We have to clarify it with the President. Because what happened as, when he made the declaration, there was a talk in the stage itself),” Roque said in a previous radio interview. (PNA)