Marcos: No need to appoint new NIA chief

Marcos: No need to appoint new NIA chief

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that there is no need to appoint a new official to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) after the order of the Office of the Ombudsman to impose a six-month suspension on its Administrator Benny Antiporda.

“There are enough people there in the NIA who know what to do. At in fact, I’m meeting them after this. So, make sure that ‘yung function ng NIA ay tuloy-tuloy,” Marcos said.

Marcos added that he already know the full extent of Antiporda’s suspension.

“We have to find out what happened to Benny, see what really is the situation there, why Ombudsman Martires suspended him. So it happened all when I was away. So I’ve asked them to give me the background on what happened,” the Chief Executive said.

“In fact, I suppose, parang – if there was that conflict inside the agency, baka ngayon na nawala ‘yan, baka mas gumanda pa ang takbo,” he added.

(ai/mtvn)

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