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Gov Petilla urges barangay officials to create jobs

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Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla on June 23 called on newly-elected barangay officials of Palo to implement job-creating projects in their communities.

The Leyte politiko made the statement during the oath-taking ceremony of barangay officials in Palo.

Petilla said the barangays should follow the lead of the municipal government when it comes to job creation.

“Many investors are now coming in to Palo and we need to sustain this. This has become an attractive investment destination not only for small businesses, but even for multi-national firms,” he explained.

“As village officials, we need to prepare our constituents for this change. The investment coming in means more jobs that we need to fill-in,” Petilla added.