Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico ‘Mic’ Petilla handed over keys of the two tractors to Vice Mayor Michael Javier of Javier town. About 36 tractors were turned over by the governor to different farmers’ associations during a simple rites held at the MIC Marketing Center in Barangay Pawing,Palo. The giving of the tractors is part of the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Program of the government. (GINA P.GEREZ)

PALO, Leyte – About 36 tractors were distributed to farmers’ associations in Leyte as assistance of the provincial government’s ‘Yolanda’ rehabilitation program.
Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla said in an interview that the tractors were distributed to 36 farmers associations in 17 towns of the province.
The governor added that the money used for the procurement of the tractor, which cost P1 million each, was from the P236. 2 million Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Program of the Department of Agriculture.
He added that the tractors will greatly help in the agricultural modernization program being undertaken by his administration.