November 11, 2010
Sen Francis Kiko Pangilinan says he is flattered for reportedly being mentioned as an option for the Liberal Party (LP) presidency but he says he is primarily focused on his tasks as chairman of the Senate committee on agriculture and food.
“There is so much to be done for agriculture. This is where my focus is. I will serve better as a public servant if I focus on my work,” he said.
Pangilinan is working closely with the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Customs to help curb the smuggling of produce and to help make local produce be more competitive in the global market. He is also taking steps toward crafting a roadmap that will modernize the agricultural industry in the country and is
pushing for the creation of stronger safety nets to protect the interests of domestic farmers and agricultural workers.
The LP is reportedly scouting around for a change in the party presidency, after it was reported that former Sen Mar Roxas the current LP president, wants fresh blood to head the party affairs.
One of those mentioned for the post is Pangilinan.