Philippines’ president-elect says he will head agriculture ministry

Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos waits during his proclamation ceremony at the House of Representatives, Quezon City, Philippines, May 25, 2022. (AARON FAVILA / AP)

MANILA – Philippines' President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Monday he will head the Department of Agriculture himself to address severe problems faced by the sector.

Marcos, in a news conference, said increasing agricultural production and counteracting increases in prices of commodities would be among his priorities.

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