GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 March 2018) — At the February 27 Senate hearing, the senators heaped blame on the NFA (National Food Authority), particularly on Chairman Jayson L. Y. Aquino, for the shortage of NFA rice supply and for the price in the market to spike by announcing the shortage. Is the blame […]
Administrator Renan Dalisay of the National Food Authority (NFA) announced his resignation, Manila Times reported Wednesday.
In his letter sent to the Office of the President, Dalisay said his main reason is his health condition. He had to do the resignation so as not to cause further damage to his health.
Dalisay said he is just waiting for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino III. “I’m just waiting for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd. But I have to do this now. If I don’t do this, it may further cause more damage to my health, and also affect the agency”, he told reporters during the Food Guardian Volunteer Program launch in Quezon City.
Dalisay came to NFA sometime in November 2014. He replaced Arthur Juan, who let go of the same position, coincidentally because of his health condition.
The sudden resignation of Dalisay leaves an on-going discussion pertaining to the country’s rice importation issues.
The NFA Council was set to meet yesterday (Wed) to talk about Philippine’s rice requirement for the lean months, Dalisay added.
Source: Manila Times
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