Manny Piñol Biography, Achievement

Manny Piñol is a Filipino politician, government official, and social media influencer with more than 700 tousand followers on Facebook. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and as governor of Cotabato Province in SoCCSKSarGen Region or Southern Mindanao Region.

Latest Update
Manny Pinol is one of the candidates for senator in the 2022 election. He is running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and he is supporting Senator Ping Lacson for president and Senator Tito Sotto for vice president. Previously, he was a member of the ruling PDP-Laban Party.

Manny Piñol
Manny Piñol (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Emmanuel Fantin Piñol
Nickname –> Manny
Birthdate –> December 16, 1953 (Age 67)
Birth Place –> M’lang, Cotabato Province, Philippines
Hometown –> Kidapawan City, Cotabato Province, Philippines

Family
Parents –> originally from Ilo-ilo Province
Brothers –> Former Magpet Mayor Efren Piñol, Former Congressman Bernardo Piñol Jr., Former M’lang Mayor and current vice mayor Joselito Piñol, Former Board member Socrates Piñol
Wife –> Emily Asentista
Children –> Board Member Maria Krista Solis, Dr. Josa Bernadette, Farmer/ Businessman Bernhart Immanuel

Education
College –> University of Southern Mindanao
Degree –> Development Communication
Master –> University of Southern Mindanao
Degree –> Rural and Economic Development
Doctorate –> Rural Development

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairman, Mindanao Development Authority
2016-2019 – Secretary, Department of Agriculture
2007-2010 – Vice Governor, Cotabato Province
1998-2007 – Governor, Cotabato Province
1995-1998 – Mayor, M’lang Municipality
* Speech Writer, Office of Secretary Rafael Alunan and Office of the President under the administration of Fidel Ramos
* Senior copy editor and sports columnist, Tempo
* Editor, Philippine News Agency
* Public Relations Officer, National Grains Authority
1976-1978 – Radio Journalist and Disc Jockey

Projects / Achievements
1. Greening Mindanao Program
2. Mindanao Water Supply Program
3. Mindanao Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Program
4. Mindanao Bangus and High-Value Fish Offshore Production Program
5. Mindanao Corn Grains Silo Storage System Program
6. Mindanao Sorghum Development Program
7. Bangsamoro Halal Beef Production Program
8. Mindanao Vegetable Production program
9. Taraka Rice Industry Development Program
10. Re-opening and Rehabilitation of Key Industries such as the Pulp and Paper Mill in Bislig City and the Steel Mill in Iligan City
11. Implementation of the Bamboo Industry Development program
12. One-MinDA One-Data Program

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See also: Famous People from Cotabato Province

See also: List of Top Government Officials Under President Duterte

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