Agri chief returns gift Rolex watch worth P450-K – ABS-CBN News


Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol poses with PhilRice executive director Dr. Sailila Abdula outside the latter’s office in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on Tuesday. Posted on Abudullah’s office door was a sign prohibiting people from giving him gifts. Photo by John Pagaduan/Piñol’s Facebook page

MANILA – “It is the season of giving, but sorry, we can’t receive.”

So said Agriculture Chief Emmanuel Piñol on Wednesday as he shared how he returned a Rolex luxury watch worth P450,000.

On Facebook, Piñol wrote he received the gift during a dinner hosted by the executives of “a very large agricultural company” that he declined to name.

He said he did not give much importance to the box containing the gift since he often receives small tokens and handicraft items as part of the courtesies during formal meetings and events.

“The one I received recently was just stuffed in a bag along…


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