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Marcos should not leave Philippine food policy up to politics

Extra role as agriculture secretary quickly becomes headache for president

| Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during his inauguration ceremony in Manila on June 30: Ensuring the country's food security is proving to be a herculean task.   © Reuters

Fermin D. Adriano was the Philippine Department of Agriculture's undersecretary for policy, planning and research until June.

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. was looking for an easy win when he appointed himself secretary of agriculture in June before he even took office as the new president of the Philippines.

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