President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Atty. Bernie G. Fondevilla as the new Secretary of Agriculture, replacing Sec. Arthur C. Yap. A fisherman’s son from Corcuera, Romblon, Fondevilla was former undersecretary in charge of DA attached agencies and corporations, and concurrent DA chief of staff and executive director of the DA’s National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC). President Arroyo swore him into office March 8, 2010 in Malacanang, along with other newly-appointed Cabinet members and top government officials.
Mindanao leaders thank President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for recently signing the Mindanao Development Authority
Act of 2010 (MinDA) or Republic Act 9996, February 17,2010.
|Source Institution||Department of Agriculture|
|Place of Publication||Quezon City|
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|Tags||DA Commission Survey, DA Newsletter, Farming profitable|