NFA chief resigns, cites personal and health reasons
MANILA, Philippines – National Food Authority chief Renan Dalisay has tendered his resignation due to personal and health reasons.
Dalisay confirmed this in media interviews on Wednesday, April 27.
In an interview on dzMM, Dalisay said he submitted his resignation letter to the Office of the President, and that President Benigno Aquino III had been informed about it. There was no feedback yet on whether his resignation had been accepted.
In an interview on dzRH, Dalisay said his doctors were already “getting angry” at him for “postponing” an apparent medical procedure that he did not disclose. "I have a commitment that I have to address, particularly on health issues,” Dalisay said in a mix of Filipino and English.
He told dzMM that under his watch, the NFA ensured stable rice supply without any price spikes despite the impact of El Niño on the national staple.
Dalisay became NFA administrator in November 2014, succeeding Arthur Juan who quit after being in office for just 3 months.
Juan tendered his courtesy resignation in August 2014, following extortion allegations against him made by a rice trader. He filed his irrevocable resignation a month later, citing health reasons. – Rappler.com