Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico “Mic” L. Petilla led in the ribbon cutting during the turn over of egg-laying project (More income in the Countryside) to the Caloogan Farmers Association,a group of pedicab drivers in Palo, with 1,440 ready to lay hens plus 150 bags of feeds worth P1.4 million on October 31, 2018. Assisting him were Palo Mayor Remedios “Matin” L. Petilla, Ann Petilla, wife of former DOE Sec.Carlos Jericho “ Icot” Petilla and barangay captain Leovigildo Amolo of sitio Caloogan,Barangay San Jose, Palo, Leyte. (GINA P.GEREZ)

TACLOBAN CITY – The tourism industry in Leyte remains dynamic as this province continue to be the most visited by tourists in Eastern Visayas.
Thus said Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla who said among the six provinces of the region, Leyte continue to draw most of the tourists visiting Eastern Visayas.
Records from the Department of Tourism shows that out of the 1.51 million tourists who visited the region last year, 971,000 of them or 64.3 per cent of the tourist arrivals in 2017, came to the province.
The governor said that among the tourist attractions in Leyte, Kalanggaman Island in Palompon town is the most visited site.
Kalanggaman Island, now considered as Leyte’s main island tourist destination, has earned P18.5 million generated from the 101,312 tourists who visited the said island last year.
The governor said that the tourism industry is fast becoming a strong economic drivers of the province due to the increasing number of tourists visiting Leyte.