Kiko Pangilinan is presidential assistant on food security and agricultural modernization

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Malacañang on Monday announced the appointment of former senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Pangilinan would hold a Cabinet rank, similar to former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s appointment.

Lacson was named Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) to lead reconstruction efforts in areas ravaged by super typhoon “Yolanda”.

“Hence, he (Pangilinan) will also hold the title of Secretary,” said Coloma in a text message to reporters.


Pangilinan will take his oath before President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday afternoon in Malacanang. (PNA)

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  1. butch hirro on

    what a waste of government money. overlaping functions in government. lets just go ahead and abolish the following. the department of agriculture and the national food administration. what does the new office functions be? the president can create all these new positions all he wants but if the people runniing the departments and their respective bureaus are corrupt, then its the same wheel going in circles, leading the country nowhere.

  2. Siony Camacho Bana on

    Is this just another wannabe grandstanding for the next Presidential election, nawala na ang pagtitiwala ng mga Pilipino , pareho ,pareho silang lahat, puro personal interest at pagpapayaman lamang . private mansion and personal investment…….