DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN PINOL’S PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RICE SMUGGLING

President Rodrigo Duterte rejected the suggestion of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol to legalize rice smuggling as a solution to the country’s dwindling rice supply. “No, of course not, that will be destructive to the economy. You’d … Continue reading DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN PINOL’S PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RICE SMUGGLING

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ROQUE ON PRESIDENT’S TRUST IN PINOL: WAIT UNTIL HE IS FIRED

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday dished out a speculative, albeit funny, response when asked if Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Unless fired, yes!,” Roque told Palace media … Continue reading ROQUE ON PRESIDENT’S TRUST IN PINOL: WAIT UNTIL HE IS FIRED

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Piñol sets new measures for NFA, PCA, fertilizer agency

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol welcomes the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to return the supervision of the National Food Authority (NFA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) to the Department of Agriculture (DA). “We will … Continue reading Piñol sets new measures for NFA, PCA, fertilizer agency

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PIÑOL URGED TO HEED CALLS FOR PEACE

   The Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) calls upon all peace loving Mindanaoans to unite and remain steadfast in our peace efforts in the light of this renewed attempt by the Piñol brothers of North Cotabato to sabotage the peace negotiations.  For the second time, Piñol has filed a petition for Prohibition and Mandamus before the Supreme Court in order “to compel the national government to “divulge to the public the contents of a reported draft peace agreement” between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and to “stop government from signing … Continue reading PIÑOL URGED TO HEED CALLS FOR PEACE

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Govt officials tackle Mindanao boundary disputes

Pinol seeks solution to boundary disputes By ROGER M. BALANZA  North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Pinol, whose province is locked in dispute with five abutting provinces has spearheaded a review and assessment of the land conflict for a final solution. Pinol yesterday gathered at a gathering in Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City to tackle by the horn the disputes over territory involving his province and the provinces the officials of Davao del Sur, Bukidnon , Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat and Davao City. We are here to settle the dispute in a friendly way without resorting to litigations, said Pinol … Continue reading Govt officials tackle Mindanao boundary disputes

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Pinol blames government for revived MILF

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would have been nothing but history after the fall of Buliok Complex in 2003, according to North Cotabato Vice Governor Manny Pinol. But the Philippine Government allowed the  MILF to regroup and rebuild its forces, by allowing their return to their biggest base in Western Mindanao, said  Pinol. former governor who now chairs the North Cotabato Provincial Board. The government waged an all-out war against the MILF in 2003, and captured the secessionist group’s main camp Buliok Complex in Luguasan Marsh, part of which is located in Pinol’s province, after nearly a month of … Continue reading Pinol blames government for revived MILF

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Random drug tests for cops, govt officials in North Cotabato

Governor first on the line  North Cotabato Governor Jesus Sacdalan and Vice Governor Emmanuel Piñol, along with 13 provincial board members, were the first to undergo the random drug testing held on Tuesday at the provincial capitol grounds in Barangay Amas, as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 on Tuesday conducted random drug testing among top officials and police officials of the province of North Cotabato in a bid to identify those using illegal drugs. Provincial police director Sr. Supt. Lester Camba also voluntarily submitted himself for random drug testing as sign of support for the provincial officials. … Continue reading Random drug tests for cops, govt officials in North Cotabato

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