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Board suspends PCA head

Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Avelino Andal has been suspended by the PCA Governing Board led by its chairperson Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. due to corruption allegations.

Returning Sen. Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan, former Philippine Coconut Authority chairman, issued this reaction to recent pronouncements by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte made through incoming Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol that the administration would pursue the release of the P72-billion coco levy fund.

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