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PRES. DUTERTE EYES ARMY CHIEF BAUTISTA AS NFA HEAD



President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing Army Chief Lt. Gen. Rolando Jose Bautista to head the National Food Authority (NFA).

During the command conference in Tuguegarao City on Sunday over the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong, the chief executive asked Bautista to lead the agency to “rationalize” the NFA and “make it structural.”

Bautista is set to retire on October this year.

In his televised sit-down interview with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo last week, President Duterte revealed that NFA administrator Jason Aquino had asked him to be relieved from post.

However, the NFA said, Aquino will remain as the head the agency until President Duterte appoints his replacement.