The Department of Agriculture (DA) will continue to implement programs to raise farmers’ yield, notwithstanding the charges filed against DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban.
“We will continue to work here at the DA. We believe that we are the work force and we will continue to implement the programs of our government that we know will help our farmers, our work will continue,” DA spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista said.
Evangelista mentioned the graft case filed by a group of sugar workers against Panganiban for his role in the alleged illegal importation of sugar in February 2023.
“We continue to work, we have committed to ourselves as far as public service is concerned, so our commitment is continuous,” Evangelista added.
For his part, Pablo Luis Azcona, acting administrator and chief executive officer of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said “personally I will support the Usec [Panganiban] and we know that the program work based on a farmer’s point of view.”
“Its another hurdle or obstacle Senior Usec has to face, and hopefully [could be able to] handle…it,” he said.