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Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Director Pedro Noval Jr., DILGProvincial Director Jess Naquila and Governor Damian Mercado led the ground breaking ceremony last August 3, 2016, for the transfer of ownership of the lot which will house the new DILG building.


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MANILA - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) recently submitted to Congress President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s proposed budget for 2017 which include most of his administration’s projects for Southern Leyte province...read more

Child’s bones found in Badiang village

BADIANG, MAASIN CITY - The skeletal remains of a young male, in an advanced atate of decomposition, was discovered in a shallow muddy grave near a rice plantation here by some residents last Saturday morning, August 20...read more

Mayor’s son arrested

CEBU CITY - The only child of former Maasin mayor Edgarino Espina of Maasin was arrested in barangay Lorega, Cebu City recently by police operatives of the Regional Special Operations Group – Regional Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force of Western Visayas following an operation that was triggered by the suspect’s claim that he was a friend of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa...read more

Whale saved from sure death in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, SO. LEYTE - A wounded short-finned pilot whale, with bulbous forehead and body stretching over eight feet, was reportedly stranded of the sea coast here due to strong waves caused by the “Habagat” season has been rescued here along the coast off barangay Ubos, San Francisco last August 22 at around one o’clock in the afternoon...read more

Senior citizens should not be taxed! - Mercado

MAASIN CITY - Lone District Representative Roger G. Mercado will soon propose a Bill granting Tax Exemption to all Senior Citizens in the country. He said the legislation would allow Senior Citizens to allocate this amount for medicine and other essentials during this late stage of their life...read more


BARANGAY IBARRA MAASIN CITY - Jerry Diola Gabucan, the barangay tanod here, was shot dead during a shooting incident at around 1 a.m. last Wednesday, August 17. While Barangay Chairman Reynaldo Cardoza Tan "Dodie" was shot in the stomach and his son Reynan Tan was hit on the left thigh...read more

City hall graft case with Sandigbayan

QUEZON CITY - The Office of the Ombudsman in a resolution dated January 25, 2016 has submitted to the Sandiganbayan tribunal the case of the city government’s alleged irregular purchase of 40-sets of long-range telephones for barangays worth ten million pesos...read more

Hero drowns saving child

MAASIN CITY - The day before the town’s fiesta celebration, the Biong family were mourning the sudden death of their son Jess Andrew “Jet-Jet” whose lifeless body was found meters from the seashore where he died while saving a 12-year old boy from drowning...read more

Six Hinunangan officials suspended

HINUNANGAN - Six local government officials here were suspended for one month without pay after being found guilty of simple misconduct by the Ombudsman in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of a P1.76 million road grader in 2004...read more

City Airport to be named after Duterte’s father

MAASIN CITY – Congressman Roger G. Mercado has recently filed a bill changing the name of Maasin City airport in Panan-awan village to Vicente Duterte Airport in honor of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s father...read more

“Most Dangerous” road makes headway

PINTUYAN - The saddle road with steep incline and blind curves besides deep cliff and tagged as “region’s most dangerous” road, after claiming 4 lives in a road accident two years ago, was halfway done...read more

Build, Operate & Transfer project launched in Hinunangan town

HINUNANGAN - A P15-million commercial complex here which was financed and constructed by a cooperative is now being used as a public market. The Saints Peter and Paul Multipurpose Cooperative is the first Non-Government Organization in Eastern Visayas to engage in such a partnership with a local government unit...read more

Special News Feature : Two-Night Exorcism at Maasin Cathedral

Well-known for the religiosity of its people, for their being so hospitable, friendly and peace-loving, Maasin City experienced a very rare happening on the first week of August this year, so near its August 10 Charter Day and August 15 fiesta celebration...read more




CAMP BANTUG – Police authorities claim that about 44 percent of barangays in Southern Leyte were seriously affected by the proliferation of illegal drugs. Acting Police Provincial Director PSSupt. Warren De Leon disclosed recently to the press that out of the 501 barangays in the province, 220 were reported as infested by the illegal drug menace...read more

Waves and cheers greet Weesam

MAASIN PORT – Rocking side-to-side, and sometimes hanging at an incline longer than seemed safe, the Weesam 6 officially docked at the Maasin City Port last Tuesday at 3 in the afternoon amidst strong waves caused by the southwest monsoon or Habagat...read more

Grass-fire hits Rizal village

The village of Rizal, Maasin City was reportedly hit by grass-fire, the day the town celebrated its 16th Charter Day. According to Bureau of Fire Protection records, a concerned citizen called their office informing that there was a fire incident at about 2:30 in the afternoon...read more

DPWH allots P298M for tourism

Of the P3.26 billion proposed budget for infrastructure projects by the Department of Public Works and Highways- Southern Leyte (SLDEO) for next year, P298 million is allocated for the construction of roads leading to airports, seaports, and other tourist destinations...read more




CAMP BANTUG, MAASIN CITY - The possibility of being arrested or executed sent a “chilling effect” to some 4,003 individuals in Southern Leyte as these self-confessed illegal drug pushers and users voluntarily surrendered to the different municipal police stations throughout the province...read more

Is President Duterte coming?

MALACAÑANG PALACE - Rumors have been spreading in Maasin City that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who is from Maasin City, Southern Leyte, will be visiting his hometown and is invited to be the guest of honor for the upcoming 16th Charter Day and Fiesta...read more

Dengue claims 2 lives

MAASIN CITY –The Department of Health records show that dengue cases in Southern Leyte is steadily increasing and has already claimed two lives. Based on the health records for the months of January to July of this year, there were a total of 89 cases of dengue...read more

Weesam Express 6 to start August 10

MAASIN CITY - Good news to all Southern Leyteños, the senior officers of Weesam Express Fastcraft has officially announced last Tuesday that their fastcraft, Weesam Express 6, will have its maiden voyage to Maasin City on its charter day this coming Wednesday, August 10...read more



Police visibility emphasized

Southern Leyte police recently received 21 patrol bikes from Camp Crame, to help the police respond quickly to crimes and emergencies. PSSupt. Warren De Leon, Acting Provincial Director, said the 19 motorcycles were to be distributed in each municipality, including Maasin City, and the remaining 2 were to be used by the Public Safety Camp and the province’s PNP headquarters in Camp Alfredo Bantug.

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