MAFAR CREATES TASK FORCE ON COVID-19
In the middle of the crisis brought by the Corona Virus Disease (CoViD)-19, the MAFAR, led by Minister Dr Mohammad S. Yacob has officially created its Task Force on COVID-19.
The move was pursuant to the Proclamation Numbers 922 (Declaration of Public Health Emergency) and 929 (Declaration of State of Calamity throughout the Philippines) by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The task force is chaired by Minister Yacob and has sub-committees on administration and finance, information, operations and planning, and monitoring and evaluation.
Basically, the team is tasked to address the issues and concerns caused by the pandemic especially those that pertain to the agriculture and fisheries sectors. Considering specific data or information, Minister Yacob said the ministry shall develop and implement appropriate plans, programs and projects.
The task force shall also cooperate and provide regular reports to the BARMM Inter-Agency Task Force on CoViD-19 and it shall coordinate with the partner institutions and agencies including the Local Government Units (LGUs).