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CA panel recommends Dar’s confirmation as agriculture chief

/ 12:09 PM December 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The ad interim appointment of Agriculture Secretary William Dar has been recommended for confirmation by a panel of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA).

CA’s Committee on Agriculture approved the recommendation on Dar’s ad interim appointment in a hearing on Tuesday.

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The panel’s recommendation would be transmitted for approval at the plenary.

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Dar as acting secretary of the Department of Agriculture last August.

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Dar was former director-general of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and acting Agriculture secretary of former president Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

William Dar faces a panel of the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 for the confirmation of his ad interim appointment as Agriculture Secretary. Photo by Christia Marie Ramos/INQUIRER.net

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