Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico “Mic” L. Petilla delivered his message during the Leyte Economic’s Farmers Association meeting on Nov. 14, 2018. With him were Luis B. Fernandez,officer-in-charge officer of the Provincial Agriculture and Karen T. Javier, a guest on the said activity. The meeting was held at the Leyte Academic Center gym Pawing, Palo, Leyte. (Gina P. Gerez)

TACLOBAN CITY – More than P18.51 million worth in agricultural assistance was extended to a barangay by Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla.
Gov. Petilla said that his office extended assistance to the farmers in Barangay Mat-e, Merida town.
Part of the assistance extended by the provincial government was a 750 linear meter farm-to-market road worth P6.07 million and corn equipment in the amount of P1 million composed of one unit 9 horse power Kubota diesel tractor, one unit trilling harrow, one unit furrower, one unit disc plow, one unit corn planter and fertilizer applicator, one unit mini corn combine harvester, two multi-tiller cultivators, and one unit farmalite corn planter.
The governor added that the equipment also include a corn processing center with 2 corn shellers, flatbed dryer, moisture meter and corn mill.
Petilla further said that an agriculture livelihood project assistance was also extended to the Mat-e Farmers Association with 34 members through its president, Fredo Bandico.
He added that the assistance worth P1.4 million is composed of 1,440 egg laying-ready hens plus 150 bags of feeds.