AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is ready to file libel charges against Frank Cimatu, a Baguio City-based journalist for an allegedly libelous Facebook post in connection with the avian flu crisis.

“The libel case my lawyers are preparing against Cimatu stemmed from a Facebook post he made which claimed that I became richer by P21 million in just six months in office because of the bird flu crisis,” Piñol said in his Facebook account on Monday.

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