Here’s the reaction of Baguilat to BBM’s decision to lead the Agriculture department
TEDDY BAGUILAT JR. – The former Ifugao Representative and the senatorial candidate reacted to the decision of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to lead the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Baguilat is a politician, journalist, activist, and advocate of indigenous peoples’ rights and the rights of minority groups.
He’s a member of both the Tuwali indigenous tribe in Ifugao and the Gaddang indigenous tribe of Nueva Vizcaya.
He is also the vice president for the internal affairs of the Liberal Party.
He previously served as the congressman of the lone district of Ifugao (2016-2019).
Recently, he went to the micro-blogging site, Twitter wherein he reacted to the plan of President-elect Bongbong Marcos to lead the Department of Agriculture.
“Wow! Big challenges. Sobrang mahal na abono, akyat-bagsak presyo ng gulay, pababang fish production dahil sa climate change at pollution and yung pinaka matindi, pangakong P20-peso/kilo rice. Kaya, sir?” he said.
Earlier, BBM said that he’s going to lead the agriculture department “at least for now” amid the crisis. He’s planning to focus on food production.
Meanwhile, Former Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol said BBM’s decision to become the DA secretary in the meantime is the “best” and “brilliant move.”
BBM is set to take over the presidency this coming June 30. Among those who will be part of his Cabinet are the following; Victor Rodriguez as Executive Secretary, Juan Ponce Enrile as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, Vice President-elect Sara Duterte as Secretary of Education, Benjamin Diokno as Secretary of Finance, Benjamin Abalos Jr. as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, Erwin Tulfo as Secretary of Social Welfare and Development, Clarita Carlos as National Security Adviser and to name a few.
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