Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos called on the Duterte administration to abolish the National Food Authority (NFA) and National Irrigation Administration (NIA) amid the rice shortage in the country.
The Ilocos Norte politiko said the two agencies are not performing well.
“Perhaps it’s time to abolish the NFA at isama na rin ang NIA na Itinatag ng ama ko pero hindi naman nila nagagampanan ang purpose nila”, Marcos said.
Her father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos created NFA and NIA.
Marcos also said she favored controlled rice importation to address the rice shortage.
“Dapat kontrolin ang imports para matiyak na walang anomalya at para hindi madehado ang local farmers,” she said.