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Former NFA Administrator Angelito Banayo said he only followed orders from…

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Former National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo on Wednesday said he only followed orders from Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala when he gave rice import permits to farmers’ groups. Abs-cbn 

Banayo, in a press statement Wednesday, said granting rice import permits to farmers’ cooperatives “was a policy matter insisted upon by the Secretary of Agriculture who chaired the NFA Council, in spite of my objections.” Abs-cbn

Criminal charges are recommended against Banayo and members of the NFA’s Special Bids and Awards Committee for allegedly allowing rice traders or importers to corner the NFA import allocations through farmers’ organizations. Abs-cbn

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