7 months Duterte says Piñol may head Mindanao Development Authority MB
By Genalyn Kabiling  Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol may be transferred to head the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) not because of any involvement in corruption in his present department, President Duterte clarified Thursday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ALFRED FRIAS / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Amid plans to assign Piñol to be the national government’s intermediary to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the President asserted that Piñol was “not corrupt” although he noted that the former North Cotabato governor was “talkative.” “I want him to focus kasi taga-Mindanao, walang ibang makita ko na perfect for the job — it’s Manny [I want ... more