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DA must rejoin NFA Council


It was in May 2014 when former President Benigno S. Aquino III decided to transfer the supervision of four agencies attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to the Office of the President (OP).

Removed from the supervision of the DA were the National Food Authority (NFA), the National Irrigation Administration, Philippine Coconut Authority and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority. Aside from this, the DA was also removed from the NFA Council (NFAC), considered the highest policy-making body of the food agency.

Aquino issued Executive Order (EO) 165 to authorize the transfer of these agencies to the Office of the President. Citing EO 292, or the Administrative Code of 1987, Aquino said he has the continuing authority to reorganize the administrative structure of the OP, including transferring any agency to the OP from other departments and agencies.

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