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Duterte spokesman is NIA chief

President Duterte’s former campaign spokesperson has been appointed as new chief of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol made the announcement in a Facebook post yesterday. Peter Laviña will be replacing Engr. Florencio Padernal.

“Laviña’s appointment as the new NIA head is a welcome relief for the Department of Agriculture (DA), especially since the agency, while officially under the Office of the President, is one of the most important agencies supporting Philippine agriculture,” Piñol said.

“With Laviña at the helm of NIA, I expect a smoother coordination between the Department of Agriculture and the water agency of the government, especially in the area of the scheduling of the release of irrigation water for the rice farms which had been a problematic issue for so long,” he added.

Laviña’s wife, Evelyn, was earlier appointed as DA Undersecretary for Agribusiness and High Value Crops.
(Ellalyn de Vera)

comments
  • ‘ayor

    good luck peter sa bagong task sayo

  • benjie

    sana magampanan mo nag mabuti at matulungan ang mga magsasaka

  • domingo S.

    wala naman yan magagawa anong magagawa nyan wala yan alam

    • klara

      alamin mo numa bago mag salita.

  • rose

    kung may tiwala ang presidente tayo rin asahan natin na magagampanan nya trabaho nya

  • tiago

    congrats peter lavinia kaya mo yan tulungan mo mga farmers natin

  • jomar

    SA PALAGAY KO KAYA YAN NI LAVINA KASI SYA ANG PINILI NG PANGULO EH!

    • alson

      bugok lang ang kokote nyang dutae na yan.

  • jay

    magtiwala lang tayo kay lavina kasi pinagkatiwalaan sya ng ating pangulo!

    • roger page

      pareho silng kurakot kasi

      • jack korner

        bitter ka ba?

  • Mina

    another corrupt person at the cabinet!!!

    • james

      hindi yan corrupt kasi yan ang pinili ni duterte! ayaw ni digong sa mga corrupt!

    • kris

      anong another? kahit isa walang korapt sa gobyerno!

    • cris.tore

      naku naman bakit mo yan nsabi ganyan ka din ba?

  • briel

    saludo kami saiyo pdu30 sa bagong mong appoint kay lavina sigurado matutulungan ka nya.

  • justin tumunong

    malaki ang magagwa niyan ni peter kaya nga malaki ang tiwala saknya ng pangulo ehh

  • marian iloga

    hindi nman yan kukunin ni digong kung hindi nya alam ang kakayahan nito.

    • christian

      weh?di nga?tlaga lang ha?masyado kana man sunud-sunuran sa Dutae na yan!

      • julie

        ehh ikaw lapdog ng yellowtard!!

  • tristan147

    malaki po ang tiwala namin saiyo lavina alam namin na gaganda ang takbo ng NIA

  • anton

    sya ang napili ng ating pangulo kaya pagka tiwalaan natin sya.

  • clever

    sana wag nyong bibiguin ang ating pangulo sa pagtitiwala sayo.

    • alyssa

      tiwala ako sa pag pili sakanya ng ating leader.

  • johnfken

    whats new? si lavina na ubod ng epal at daldal na akala mong walang tinatagong kagaguhan! trapo alert!

    • justlo

      si peter lavina ay may credentials para maging hepe ng NIA kaya siya itinalaga ni pangulong duterte. credentials ang tawag dun,wag kang tanga!