NFA chief met all qualifications - Palace
MANILA - National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Orlan Calayag has met all qualifications for him to retain his post, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma said.
“Based on an assessment of the documents provided by Mr. Orlan Calayag, he has met all the qualifications necessary to hold his current position,” he said.
Malacañang earlier reviewed his appointment amid accusations he is an American citizen.
Malacanang also earlier denied Calayag's appointment paper was antedated to skirt an appointment ban given the recent barangay elections.
Calayag was first appointed on January 17, 2013 to serve the unexpired term of resigned NFA Administrator Lito Banayo from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Calayag was then reappointed on July 12, 2013.
"All of these are in accordance with RA 10149 or the [Government-Owned and –Controlled Reform Act of 2011]. There is an ongoing review and verification process to address other issues pertinent to his appointment," Coloma earlier said, quoting the statement released by the Office of the Executive Secretary.
Coloma said that there are "hundreds" of appointments being made by the Office of the President, but all these undergo a vetting and screening process. With a report by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News