Marcos will not resign as agriculture chief yet

Marcos will not resign as agriculture chief yet

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that he will not resign as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA) until the reform in the department has been implemented.

Marcos said that there are things that a “President can do that a secretary cannot.”

“Very deeply embedded ang mga problema natin sa agrikultura. Ito ay nangyari sa nakaraang napakaraming taon. Kaya’t hindi ganoon kabilis, hindi ganoon kadali na ibalik sa ating magandang sistema dati. Kaya’t I think I am still needed there,” Marcos said on Thursday.

This is in the face of calls for him to appoint a permanent Secretary of the DA.

“So I think when we are able to say that the DA’s functions are properly institutionalized, and the structural changes that we need to make in the DA have been made, and the appointments in the DA have already been made, then saka ako bibitaw,” he said.

“Because then, they don’t need me anymore, they don’t need the President heading the department,” the President continued.

Marcos vowed to increase food production in the country and decrease the prices of food products. (ai/mtvn)

Leave a Reply