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Murad OKs Piñol’s reassignment as Duterte point man in BARMM

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By Prince Golez

Bangsamoro interim chief minister Murad Ebrahim has greenlighted Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol’s designation as the government’s point person in the the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday.

Asked by reporters if Murad accepted Piñol’s prospective appointment, Duterte said: “Yeah.”

Piñol, he added, can help the BARMM and the government to fast track the transition process of the new political entity.

“Well, we are trying to fine-tune. And that is why the truth of the matter is I really transferred Piñol to assist them. Hindi naman to husband the — nandiyan na ‘yan. But wala akong point man doon na taga-roon ipinanganak, doon lumaki; a farmer, he became governor for a long time. I’m sure he can help the BARMM and the government to fast track everything,” according to him.

“I am most interested na makita na ng Moro people ‘yung hinihingi nila. To move faster so that you will re — you will realize the dream state that you have been asking for and fighting for,” Duterte added.

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