P10-M farm equipment aid to Leyte farmer’s association  

Published July 7, 2020, 1:06 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Restituto Cayubit

Tacloban City, Leyte – This province has extended farm equipment assistance to the barangay farmer’s association in Merida town, a report from the provincial capital said here over the weekend.

Tacloban Map (PHOTO: Grabbed from Wikipedia | Manila Bulletin)
Tacloban Map (PHOTO: Grabbed from Wikipedia | Manila Bulletin)

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico  L. Petilla  who led the  ribbon-cutting during the turnover ceremony over the weekend, said the farm equipment, costing P10 million, consist of mechanical corn sheller, 4-wheel drive  90-horsepower farm tractor, corn planter, fertilizer applicator  and two multifunction tiller/cultivators.

Petilla said the equipment would be used by members of the Mat-e Farmers Association in Barangay Mat-e, Merida, Leyte, .

The governor told reporters that the turnover of the farm equipment coincided with the graduation exercises of the 28 farmers who are members of Mat-e Farmers Association.

The farmers completed their season-long training on corn production and pest management at the Farmers’ Field School in Barangay Mat-e .

Petilla distributed the certificates of training to the graduates for having completed the “More Income in the Countryside” program of the provincial government from March 7 to June  23.