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CHEERS photo of the week

Unfinished road completed

Last week we published the image of the unfinished sections of Tomas Oppus Road along barangay Mantahan which motorists were complaining about, and just a day after, the contractor sent his men and equipment to finish the job. The following image right is proof of his quick response to the plight of commuters who pass this road regularly. Salamat Po!


Espina museum robbed


Please don't shoot the messenger

Standing room only

High time for the airport

Yes, men also cry


Modern day “Hells Angels”

Abusive motor cab drivers

Provincial Disaster Management Center

Who will challenge the Mercados in 2016 ?

Teenage pregnancies rising

Local chief wants fish sanctuaries fished

Yolanda relief goods rotting in Cebu

Illegal businesses thrive in the city


The one




Reverend Segovia Passes Away

MAASIN CITY – Reverend Samuel Ivo Segovia passed away last August 31. He was only 52 years old. He had served for 10 years as pastor of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Maasin City. Well known for his inspiring weekly sermons which were well crafted and attuned with the problems and challenges of our times, Pastor Willy was also very close to his family. At a time when most Filipinos dream of an easier life in the United States, he opted to return to the Philippines after a short time there, because he missed his wife and children so much. Reverend Segovia is survived by his wife Dein Nile and their children Ruth Naomi and Yeshua. (By ANTONIO M. REYES)

Ziplining over the Agas-Agas bridge
by: Wowie Reyes

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We were terrified

Survivors relate ordeal after ferry capsized

SURIGAO CITY – “We were tossed about like dolls by huge waves in pitch black darkness for over 6 hours and held on to an overturned life raft before we were rescued,” narrated 32 year old Romeo Cabag” a security guard who survived the ordeal with his wife Wilma. “I had cramps in both legs and was exhausted and prayed to God that my wife would survive.”...read more

BSP closes rural bank in Southern Leyte

MANILA -The Bangko Central ng Pilipinas has shut down the Rural Bank of Padre Burgos in Southern Leyte and has placed it under Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) receivership. The state-run PDIC said it took over the Rural Bank last September 15 after it was ordered closed by the BSP Monetary Board through its Resolution No. 1392 dated September 12, 2014...read more

"Abot Alam" for out-of- school youth

MAASIN CITY- The convergence meeting for the orientation and launching of the Abot Alam Program in Southern Leyte was held last September 4 at the 3rd Floor of the DepEd Division Office in Maasin City. Seventy-two internal stakeholders and 36 external stakeholders attended the event...read more

Helmetless motorcyclist seriously injured

BARANGAY PACU, MAASIN CITY - There was an accideny here last September 4 at around 10 p.m. The victim, Ryan Gary Sacro, a 22-year old employee of SL Ruiz Furniture, Maasin branch was on his way home to Ma. Clara when he lost control of his motorcycle at the Canturing Bridge and crashed...read more

Accused rapist still at large

MAASIN CITY – It’s been almost a month now since a 15 year old high school student of a barangay here was allegedly raped by her uncle last August 16 and the suspect is still at large. According to police sources the incident happened at around 3 a.m. The victim said the suspect entered through her bedroom window and threatened to kill her if she resisted...read more

Province’s Ligtas-Tigdas to reach 40,000 kids

MAASIN CITY -- A month-long immunization campaign to protect children five years old and below of preventable measles and polio has been launched by the Department of Health. The project will cover 44,870 preschool children in 72 areas in the province considered high-risk for these disease, said Noel Lumen, the Provincial Health Officer...read more

Governor Mercado and Agriculture Secretary Alcala signs MOA implementing the local Rural Development Program

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement delineating their role in implementing the Philippine Rural Development Program in the province. The program which covers the entire country will last from 2014 to 2019. Under the agreement the Department of Agriculture will provide technical assistance to the local government which will implement theprojects themselves. The
funds from the program will also be used for building and maintaining farm-to-market roads and for irrigation systems which are badly needed in the provinces. (By ANTHONY KINGS)


JEERS photo of the week

Please remove this illegal structure

The photo above of a drainage canal built directly under a section of the Rose Bakery along R. Kangleon is proof of the phrase: “Some people are more equal than others.” We mention this because the bakery is the only building along the side street to it’s right that hasn’t been demolished because it’s occupying part of the roadway. The City Engineer’s Office should look into this matter Asap.

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Thought for the week

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
-- Barack Obama


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