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NIA chief told to quit if…

Still holding on to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of free irrigation to farmers, incoming Agriculture chief Emmanuel Piñol has threatened to fire National Irrigation Administration (NIA) chief if he fails to release the water that will help irrigate farms ahead of La Niña.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement a ratooning program covering 100,000 hectares to produce more palay and offset losses due to back-to-back typhoons that hit Luzon recently.

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