Ex-Agriculture chief Panganiban returns as undersecretary

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Domingo Panganiban. STORY: Ex-Agriculture chief Panganiban returns as undersecretary

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. shakes hands with Domingo Panganiban, his newly appointed undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (From Marcos’s Facebook account)

MANILA, Philippines — Former Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban is returning to the Department of Agriculture as an undersecretary under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Panganiban took his oath before Marcos, who is also the agriculture secretary, in Malacañang on Aug. 12.

“It’s an honor to work with our experts in responding to the needs of our country, particularly in the agriculture sector,” Marcos said in a Facebook post in Filpino on Monday.

Panganiban served as agriculture secretary during the administration of Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

According to the DA website, Panganiban, in his first term as agriculture secretary, continued the implementation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act, the government’s comprehensive framework and platform for rural development.

Panganiban earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.


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