Piñol became chairman of the NFA Council after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Executive Order 62, which returned the agency to the Department of Agriculture from the Office of the President.
“Since the transfer of the NFA to the DA, I have observed a pattern of media stories apparently insinuating that there are financial transaction of rice importation that I am involved with,” Piñol told reporters.
Because of the allegations, Piñol said, he would submit himself to a lifestyle check to be conducted by the PACC effective immediately.
“I don’t live a lavish lifestyle, I don’t go to casinos, I have stopped drinking and smoking,” Piñol said.
PACC chairman Dante Jimenez welcomed Piñol’s decision and called on all other presidential appointees to undergo the same scrutiny.
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