We, the officers and members of the Associacion de Agricultores de la Carlota y Pontevedra Inc. (AALCPI) and the La Carlota Mill District Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LCMDMPC), are calling on former Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica to respect the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. for all appointed officials to vacate their posts as stated in his Memorandum Order No. 1.
We are urging Mr. Serafica to follow the rule of law and allow President Marcos a free hand to have a clean slate and appoint his own team. This is crucial at this time when we need a fresh start amidst the agricultural crisis we are in.
President Marcos has issued a call of unity and Mr. Serafica’s action to insist in remaining in his post will just cause more division in our industry.
If indeed Mr. Serafica has the best interest of the sugar industry in his heart, he must graciously leave the office and allow the new administration to appoint whom they believe is best suited for the position.
We thank Mr. Serafica for his service and we appeal that he will not do further damage with his actuations.
FLORENCIO ALONSO, JR.