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UP Dean accused of cronyism

TACLOBAN - A selection committee reviewing the possible appointment of a new Dean in the College has revealed unsettling cracks in what has previously been the university’s unassailable credibility in the region. In the middle of the storm is current UP Tacloban Dean Anita Cular, who has been accused by some school faculty members and student leaders of corruption, cronyism, and depositing in her personal account typhoon Yolanda relief funds. Dean Anita Cular who her critics claim had appointed her friends to key positions in the College was also accused of financial mismanagement, and for allegedly squandering university funds, resulting in an instance where the Landbank had actually refused to honor a check issued by the administration. Dean Cular has denied all these charges and insisted they were bing spread by supporters of her closest rival for the deanship of the UP College.


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Controversy hounds Provincial Hospital

MAASIN CITY – The provincial Hospital in Barangay Dongon which has been hounded by controversy since it moved to its new site here, is now confronted by its most baffling problem yet, which is: How to transform a multi-million peso public enterprise into a profit earning venture...read more

Mama Mary’s wrath rumors

MAASIN CITY - The first week of November was a tense one for the devoted followers of Mother Mary, because of a letter she had reportedly written, warning Maasinhons of an impending giant tidal wave triggered by a powerful earthquake along the city’s coastline...read more

VP Binay visits Southern Leyte

HINUNANGAN, SOUTHERN LEYTE- Vice President Jejomar Binay paid a surprise visit here, and the towns of San Juan and Padre Burgos last November 8. He said he was deeply concerned for the people of Eastern Visayas, which according to the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey of the National Statistics Authority, is now considered the poorest region in the country...read more

All SLSU Engineering graduates pass board

SOGOD, SOUTHERN LEYTE- Dr. Prose Ivy Yepes, President of Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) has announced that all 14 of its electrical engineering graduates in 2015 had passed the tough government Licensure Examination and are now registered electrical engineers. The examination was held in Cebu City last September 5 and 6, 2015...read more

Cebu Pacific wants finished airport

MAASIN, SOUTHERN LEYTE – Although Cebu Pacific Airways wants to service the Maasin to Manila air route as soon as posible. It is insisting the airport must have a Category 5 Recue and Fire Fighting facility and a modern terminal building. It also wants its runway extended by 300 meters...read more

Mercado launches vital medical assistance project

In an effort to address the shortage of doctors in the province, the provincial government has decided to expand its scholarship program for students who want to pursue a course in medicine. Nine medical students have already availed of the scholarship program which not only addresses the shortages of medical professions in government hospitals...read more

Warden Magallanes re-instated

MAASIN CITY–Provincial Warden JoselitoMagallaneshas been re-instated as Assistant Warden of the Provincial Jail.In his memorandum to Magallanes Governor Roger Mercado has directed him to resumehis dutiesas Assistant Provincial Warden effective immediately...read more

Tan is still my Vice Governor - RGM

MAASIN CITY -- Governor Roger Mercado has denied reports he would replace Vice Governor Sheffered Tan as his running mateshould Tan eventually decide to run for governor instead. Mercado maintained that the vice governor was still with the LP and that he was still the LP’s candidate for Vice-Governor in the province...read more

Students from the Libagon, Academy Foundation Incorporated visited the SLT office last week. In photo above are Emma Escamis, Mark Brian Lloyd Cardoza, Arrgin Mae Taganait, Maria Aba Ranque, Maria Ara Ranque, Catherine Joyce Calumot, Jaylord Sescona wth Filipino Teacher Ms. Andrian Taotao Pelias and SLT Publisher Antonio Reyes.

DILG Secretary visits Maasin

Last Thursday at 9:30 a.m.local officials led by Governor Roger Mercado, and PNP Provincial Director Nicerio Obaob accompanied newly appointed DILG Secretary Mel Sarmiento as he officially presented 18 brand new patrol cars for provincial police force...read morre

Pagara receives a hero’s welcome

After his successful victory in Carson City, California, USA against Nicaraguan William "Chirizo" Gonzalez via 6th round knockout, Prince Albert Pagara was warmly welcomed yesterday by the people of Maasin City, Southern Leyte. A motorcade around the poblacion of the city showed how the citizens of this capital city of Southern Leyte loved their local boxing hero...read more

PNP EV Director 22 others dismissed

CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, LEYTE- PCSUPT Asher Dolina, the Acting PNP Regional Director for Eastern visayas has been ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman for the anomalous purchase of nearly P4.8 million worth of coastal crafts in 2009...read more

HIV- related cases in Maasin rising

DONGON, MAASIN CITY - According to Medical Technologist Eunice Batalon, 3 of the 14 HIV reported victims in the city had died during the past 2 years. The latest died here only three months ago while being treated at the Provincial hospital...read more

9,000 structures block Southern Leyte roads

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Since last September the Southern Leyte District Engineering Office has sent notices to owners of 550 structures that obstruct roads in the province. Since then 54 of these structures have been voluntarily removed but there are still 9, 224 such structures up for demolition...read more

Pagara apologizes for Cebu mistake

"Prince" Albert Pagara successfully knocked his Nicaraguan opponent out in the sixth round of the initial ALA Boxing Promotions offering in the United States. The country rejoiced as the aspiring young boxing star made a sensational stoppage of the grizzled foe...read more

Imelda denies links with FIRM-K

MAASIN, SOUTHERN LEYTE – Former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos and her son, Senator Bong-Bong Marcos have denied any linkage with the dubious tree planting organization called FIRM 24-K...read more







VP hits Pnoy for povertyy in Region 8

Opposition leader Vice President Jejomar Binay said, “It’s oppressing that Eastern Visayas has become the poorest region according to a recent survey during his recent visit to Southern Leyte. Citing the APIS results, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) chairman bared that poverty incidence in the region jumped to 54.9 percent in 2014 from only 45 percent in 2012. Eastern Visayas was directly in the super typhoon’s path and was the hardest hit region in the country.


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