NFA, other agencies back under Dep't of Agriculture - Piñol


Posted at Sep 19 2018 07:32 PM

MANILA - The Department of Agriculture (DA) will again administer the National Food Authority (NFA), the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA), Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said Wednesday. 

Piñol said President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 62 last Monday which returns these agencies to the department he heads. 

These agencies, along with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), were formerly under the Office of the President. 

"The Executive Order also reorganized the NFA Council making the Secretary of Agriculture as Chairman with the NFA Administrator as Vice Chairman," Piñol said in a statement.