THE Duterte administration is contemplating on abolishing some government offices that are reportedly duplicating the mandate of main government agencies.

This was disclosed by Michael Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas, who believes that the abolition could benefit the constituency as it will streamline government services.

Makatabang gyud ni siya to remove ang gubot ug ang red tape (This will help remove the confusion and red tape),” Dino told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Dino disclosed that President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet have been discussing the proposed abolition of some government agencies and they are still considering various options.

Even though there is no final list of agencies to be abolished yet, Dino disclosed that the President is considering abolishing the National Food Authority (NFA) and the National Irrigation Authority (NIA), among others.

Dino said that both agencies are a duplication of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Public Works and Highways.

But in a separate interview, NFA 7 Assistant Director Nestor Rey Alcoseba said the National Government should consider the consequences before abolishing government offices.

Alcoseba said this was not the first time that the National Government attempted to abolish their office.

But should the abolition of some government agencies push through, the national government should consider its effects on the country, especially on the delivery of services, Alcoseba said.

He also urged the national government to consider the state employees who could be affected by the abolition of their offices.