Manny Piñol to NIA: Resign if you don’t agree with free irrigation

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May pahayag si Incoming Agriculture chief Manny Piñol sa National Irrigation Authority (NIA) dahil sa pag question nito sa commitment ni Incoming President elect Rodrigo Duterte na mabigyan ang mga farmers ng free irrigation.

Sa facebook post ni Manny Piñol he criticized NIA statement that said “Duterte’s promise of free irrigation water for the farmers would adversely affect the operations of the agency.”

Piñol wrote: “Anybody in government who does not share President Duterte’s vision for the Filipino farmer is free to leave and find another job,”

“There is something wrong with the way NIA is being managed right now. Many of its top officials may have forgotten that the reason why there is a NIA is because government would like to produce food for the Filipino people by providing irrigation,”

Dagdag pa niya na ang commitment ni President Elect Rodrigo Duterte na libring irrigasyon ay hindi negotiable.

May proposal rin si Piñol sa incoming president na ang  NIA ay dapat maibalik under the supervision of the DA.

Piñol said: “It is a vital agency in agriculture dahil hindi pwede ihiwalay ang patubig sa pagtatanim,”

Naniniwala si Piñol na ma approbahan ng Incomiing President ang kanyang proposal sapagkat pinakiusapan na sya nito na sumulat ng memorandum hinggil sa issue.

Para sa NIA officials if magpatuloy ang pag against sa Duterte’s irrigation policies, Piñol said: “I will place a big garbage can in front of my office on July 1. You could throw in your resignation letters in that trash can and leave government.”





  1. Sir Pinol you deserved the position DA SECREATARY,

    Thank you for your strong determination.. Good luck you will indeed succeed and prosper.. Make our nation once again the Rice granary in asia..

  2. Secretary Manny Pinol, Sir.

    This is express my support to your plan to place under you office’s control the National Irrigation Admin. You were truly correct that there is something wrong with that agency.
    For one, pls take note of Region 1. The regional director has a lot of explaining to do on the slow-implementation of the irrigation component of the San Roque Power plant. Numerous claimants have been outraged by the non release of payments of right of way and improvements in the Agno river irrigation expansion project. Said project, during the term of the current regional director has been slow moving due to his irrational attitude causing tremendous delay of the project. Pls do conduct inventory on his accomplishments and you will realize how inefficient and incompetent he is. Lastly, he is bragging that he will be retained due to his tie with Bongbong Marcos.
    Sir, pls do act swiftly on this.
    Thank you.