President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed public servant Arlan Musa Mangelen as the new regional executive director of the Department of Agriculture XII.

Mangelen, who was the former regional director of the Land Transportation Office XII, will now lead the implementation of the different agriculture-fishery programs of the DA under the 'New Thinking for Agriculture' approach of Secretary Dr. William Dar in Region XII.

"Let us level up to give what is due for our farmers and fisherfolk," Dir. Mangelen earlier said during the turn-over ceremony of the DA RFO XII Directorship at the regional office, Koronadal City.