NFA administrator submits resignation letter

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 27 2016 01:19 PM

MANILA - National Food Authority Administrator Renan Dalisay has submitted his letter of resignation to Malacanang, a radio DZMM report said Wednesday.

In an interview, Dalisay said President Aquino already knows about his resignation. He said he has yet to receive word if the Palace has accepted his decision to quit.

"Naisubmit pa lang po natin ito, alam na po ni Pangulong Aquino, pero wala pa po silang communication kung may acceptance na o wala," he told radio DZMM.

The NFA chief noted that supply and prices of rice have remained stable under his watch.

"Malaki pong naging kontribusyon ng National Food Authority ay yung market intervention na nagke-cater sa mga mahihirap, kaya kung makikita niyo po, sa kalagitnaan ng pinakamatinding El Niño na tumama sa ating bansa, patuloy po na stable ang ating suplay, at patuloy pong stable at mababa po ang presyo ng bigas sa merkado."

Dalisay is a former Special Assistant for NFA Concerns to Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Secretary Francis Pangilinan before he was appointed head of the state-run grains procurement agency.

Among the challenges the NFA face during his watch were the reports of "fake rice" in parts of the country and the effect of the El Nino phenomenon on farmlands.

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