Premier Guest House, Malacañang
July 12, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., as the concurrent Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary, held a virtual meeting with the DA key officials at the Premier Guest House in Malacañang.

The topics of discussion included the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), current state on rice and livestock production, and increase in the production of high-value commercial crops (HVCC), among others.

Undersecretary Leocadio Sebastian, Undersecretary-designate Kristine Evangelista, Assistant Secretary-designate Engr. Arnel De Mesa and Ms. Imelda Arida, Executive Assistant of Undersecretary Sebastian, comprised the DA attendees in the meeting.

The Office of the President (OP) was represented by Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Secretary Antonio Lagdameo Jr. and Presidential Management Staff (PMS) Secretary Maria Zenaida Angping.

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