TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla has urged the people to continue to fight against poverty considering that the province remain to have a high poverty incident. The governor made this appeal during his speech in a gathering attended by farmers as initiated by the Department of Agriculture held at the Eastern Visayas State University(EVSU), this city last November 4.  “As you can see here in Region 8, we still have a lot of vacant lots and we have many farmers and fisher folks. So there is no reason for us not to win this battle,” Petilla said. Petilla recalled that despite of the effect of super typhoon Yolanda, Leytenos did not give up but instead rose and fought for survival and fight against poverty, in the process. During the same occasion, the governor expressed his gratitude Senator Cynthia Villar, who chairs the committee on food and agriculture at the Senate, and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala for their continued support to the farmers. “I am very much thankful that we are in unity to fight against poverty,” the governor concluded. – (LOVELY HAZEL M. VALDE, LNU Intern)