NPM No. 153-2015

Requesting Entity: Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA)

Issues Concern: Term of Third Ranking Permanent Official as BAC Chairperson



How long can a third (3rd) ranking official be a BAC Chairperson?

Upon expiration of the one (1) year fixed term, Section 11.2.6 of the IRR of RA 9184 gives the HOPE the discretion to renew for another year the designation of the BAC Chairperson and the other BAC Members. In this regard, the BAC Chairperson may be continuously re-designated as long as the HOPE deems fit, and the former has shown efficiency and probity in the performance of his duty. Conversely, the HOPE, in the exercise of sound discretion, is not precluded by the rules from designating the BAC Chairperson on a rotation basis or to appoint a new Chairperson every year.