Banayo resigns from NFA, will run for CongressBy DJ Yap
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines–National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo on Tuesday confirmed he was resigning his post to run for congressman of his home district in Agusan Del Norte.
Banayo said he submitted his resignation on Aug. 13 and that it would take effect on Sept. 30.
“I’ve talked to the President and he gave me his blessing,” he told the Inquirer by phone last night.
He said he had recommended nobody to replace him and would let Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala make that decision.
Banayo will run for representative of Agusan Del Norte’s first district under the Nationalist People’s Coalition.
He expressed confidence that he would be leaving the NFA better off than when he started out in 2010.
“I’m very certain of that. We have been able to stabilize prices without importing too much,” Banayo said, adding that his main platform on a national scale would center around food security.
Locally, he said he hoped to help his district saddled “with too much politics and too little economics.”