New MinDA chief Piñol lists agriculture, poorest provinces among development priorities

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SECRETARY Emmanuel F. Piñol (center) promotes fresh coconut juice as he assumed chairmanship of the Mindanao Development Authority on Aug. 19. With him are Assistant Secretary for Mindanao Concerns Nathaniel D. Dalumpines (left), who served as acting MinDA chair after the death of Secretary Abul Khayr D. Alonto last May 9, and MinDA Deputy Executive Director Romeo M. Montenegro. — BW/CQFRANCISCO

DAVAO CITY — Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, taking on his role as the new head of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Monday, said agriculture, the poorest provinces, and indigenous people (IP) communities would be among his priority areas.

Speaking during the chairmanship turn-over ceremony at the MinDA office here, Mr. Piñol said, “(Mindanao) has been endowed with so much resources, but productivity has been very low,” he said, pointing out that most of the areas that are very poor are IP communities who have been sidelined in the crafting of government programs. read more…

1 thought on “New MinDA chief Piñol lists agriculture, poorest provinces among development priorities

  1. Mr. Secretary Manny Pinol good day sir,
    I’ve been following you on FB and all your brilliant ideas. I want to get involved with this very Brilliant idea of Yours in bringing MINDA produce to Luzon and I’m also thinking that the produce we have in Ilocos Norte, like our bawang, sibuyas could reach also in Visayas and Mindanao.

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