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"Hinundayan town’s
pig project a success"

Photo above shows Congressman Damian Mercado and Mayor Evelyn Lee of of Hinundayan viewing the first harvest of the Southern Leyte Socio Economic Development project (SOLSED) a Market-led Integrated Agribusiness Networking (MIAN) program started by the congressman when he was still city mayor of Maasin. He said food self-sufficiency was essential so we won’t have to import basic commodities from other provinces.

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Governor denies any link with NABCOR

MAASIN CITY – Governor Roger Mercado said he could not recall any instance when he endorsed a project with the National Agri-Business Corporation (Nabcor) during his term as congressman. “In congress there were numerous NGOs asking for endorsements from all the congressmen. But I don’t remember endorsing any project to Nabcor because I preferred to deal with Visayan NGOs based in Southern Leyte."...read more

Pagara brothers stop Indonesian foes

MAASIN CITY - Brothers Jason and Albert Pagara did not fail the thousands of Maasin kababayans who trooped to the City Gym. They stopped their respective Indonesian opponents to the delight of the biased crowd who cheered them on...read more

2000 volunteers to build homes for the poor

MAASIN CITY- More than 2,000 volunteers are expected to sign up for this year’s Bayani Challenge spearheaded by Gawad Kalinga on April 11 to 15. According to Dr. Jerome Paler, GK provincial head, the volunteers come from more than a dozen organizations which had signified its intention to participate in building houses for the poor, repair chapels damaged recently by “Basyang” and “Yolanda”, refurbish schools, and paint a bicycle lane in the national highway within city proper...read more

Southern Leyte to get P153 Million for Yolanda relief

MANILA – Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas revealed to the press that national government was making available approximately P 153 million in financial assistance to Southern Leyte to assist in the recovery of damages caused by super typhoon “Yolanda”...read more

Mystery of Limasawa

LIMASAWA ISLAND, SOUTHERN LEYTE –Provincial Tourism Officer Nedgar Garvez had announced that the 493rd anniversary celebration of the First Roman Catholic Mass in the Far East would be a purely religious affair. However he failed to mention there would be two separate religious rites that day; one for Roman Catholics and the other for Philippine Independent Church or Aglipayans...read more


It was so hot you could boil water outside

MAASIN CITY – The provincial capital experienced its hottest day of the year so far last April 2 as the weather bureaus recorded a temperature of 33.2 degrees Celsius with 61% humidity. According to Pagasa it was so hot, you could boil water or any fluid, on the pavement of the street outside your house...read more

Maasin City Firemen conduct fire drill

The Maasin City Fire Station, tested the newly organized response team of Prince Store in asimulated fire drill prepared by the Maasin City Fire Station Plans and Information Section. The Prince Store Response team was tested for its teamwork and creativity in handling emergency situations.This is part of the program of Maasin City Fire Station’s intensification campaign for fire safety, a program implemented by its City Fire Marshal Inspector Kenith Casas.(BY RAI)


Thought for the week

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.. - Buddha


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