7 months Piñol may head Mindanao Development Authority – Duterte 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 said Thursday. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Piñol filed his resignation on Thursday, the day the Department of Agriculture (DA) celebrated its 121st founding anniversary. Amid plans to assign Piñol to be the national government’s intermediary to the Bangsamoro transition authority, the President asserted that Piñol is “not corrupt” although the former North Cotabato governor is “talkative.” “I want him to focus ... more