New Philippine Coconut Authority head takes oath of office | Inquirer News

New Philippine Coconut Authority head takes oath of office

/ 01:03 PM November 22, 2016
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. administers the oath of office of PCA head Avelino “Billy” Andal in Malacañang. Contributed Photo

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. administers the oath of office of PCA head Avelino “Billy” Andal in Malacañang. Contributed Photo

The new head of the Philippine Coconuts Authority (PCA) has taken his oath of office in Malacañang.

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. administered the oath of office of PCA head Avelino “Billy” Andal on Monday during a simple ceremony.

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Andal said he would address the problem of cocolisap infestation in Mindanao.

READ: ‘Cocolisap’ wreaks havoc in Basilan

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Farmers group earlier lauded the appointment of Andal, whom they consider “a trusted ally.

Andal is a former provincial board member and chair of the Rodrigo Duterte Volunteer Foundation during the election campaign. President Rodrigo Duterte signed his papers on November 8. KS/rga

READ: Farmers welcome new PCA head as ally

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