Palace warns NFA over fake news: Do your job, or may go!

Manila, Philippines – the National Food Authority (NFA) got a warning from palace to ensure rice supply or face dismissal should they fail to do their job.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque reminded the country’s food officials to focus on their task.

Roque added that President Rodrigo Duterte would not hesitate to let go of those employees who are not doing their job right.

“Unang-una, hindi naman pala totoo iyong sinasabi nila na wala na talagang bigas ang ating bayan. At tama rin naman iyong posisyon ni Senator Villar na hindi dapat nagsasabi, nagdedeklara ng mga ganoong bagay, dahil nagkakaroon tuloy ng panic ang ating taumbayan (First of all, it is not true what they are saying that the country has no more rice. Senator (Cynthia) Villar is right that they should not have made such pronouncement because it causes panic among the people),” Roque said during a radio interview.

“So panawagan uli sa mga taong-gobyerno lalo na ang mga tinalaga ni Presidente Duterte: Nandiyan po tayo para manilbihan sa taumbayan at kung nahihirapan po tayong manilbihan ay siguro po pupuwede nang i-konsidera ang ibang karera sa pribadong sector (Our appeal to government officials appointed by President Duterte: We are here to serve the public and if we’re having difficulty to serve, you can consider joining the private sector instead),” the spokesman added.

Earlier, in a Senate hearing, Senator Cynthia Villar already reprimanded one of NFA’s staff Jason Aquino for causing panic when the agency made an announcement of rice shortage, which later on led to higher prices of rice in the market.

“Pag nalaman ni Presidente na merong kababalaghan, kahit gaano kang kalapit, sibak ka (Once the President learns about any anomaly, you will be fired regardless how you are close to him),” Roque said urging the government employees to do their job well.

Post a Comment