Good choice, PBBM! Mga mambabatas, aprubado ang pagkakatalaga ni Laurel sa DA

Isang taon na ring minanduhan ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ang Department of Agriculture bilang kalihim nito, subalit nitong Biyernes, Nobyembre 3, ay itinalaga niya si fishing tycoon Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. bilang kapalit niya.

Aprubado ng ilang senador ang desisyon ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos na italagang kalihim ng Department of Agriculture si fishing tycoon Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. Anila, may sapat na kaalaman at karanasan si Laurel sa larangan ng pangingisda at agrikultura.

“I commend PBBM for finally choosing a full-time Secretary in Agriculture. His choice has extensive exposure and knowledge in fishing and agriculture,” saad ni Sen. Francis Escudero. “I know him to be a sincere, no-nonsense, honest and hardworking patriot. I congratulate Sec. Tiu-Laurel on his appointment, wish him well and look forward to working with him.”

Sabi naman ni Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., “right man for the job” si Laurel at may sapat na kakayanan para mapasiglang muli ang sektor ng agrikultura.

“He brings with him decades of hands-on experience in the agricultural sector. There is no doubt on his competence and capability in steering the department towards the revitalization of agriculture and attaining food security in the country,” ani Revilla.

Ayon naman kay Sen. Francis Tolentino, marapat na hayaan si Laurel na patunayan ang kaniyang sarili bilang kalihim ng DA.

“Let’s give him the chance to work,” sabi ni Tolentino. “He comes with a fisheries background. But the agricultural industry is more than just fisheries,and its underlying issues are firmly-rooted.”

Si Laurel ay itinalaga ni Marcos sa DA nitong Biyernes, Nobyembre 3.