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CHEERS photo of the week


The Provincial Ceramic Center in barangay Pacu (above) is one of the few successful Income Generating Projects of the provincial government. Reactivated in 2007, under Virginia R. Kaimo, the Center now has clients throughout Eastern Visayas and other regions of the Philippines. Those interested in fine ceramic items should call cell phone number 0946- 3996-319 or telephone 5708626 and ask for Felix Arbiol.


Brother-in-law versus Sister-in-law

Dongon Rape Update

Did the cashier do it?

Abgao fire destroys 2 story building

DYDM office burglarized

CM Teacher robbed

Espina museum robbed


Where is Dr. Feliciano Matibag

Duterte supports federalism

Must read list


Expensive public document

Are we Polynesian or Malayans?

Status of the City Airport and Seaport

DBP Loan for New Hospital Okayed

Request for S & G quarrying permit

Good News for Senior Citizens


In love with a married man

Birthdays & Breakups




We should learn from history

Evening Knights

Ziplining over the Agas-Agas bridge
by: Wowie Reyes

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Our correspondent took this photo of a huge barge achored about 200 yards off the coast of Bontoc town just behind its public market. Vendors there claim it transports the Sand and Gravel aggregates mined from the Salog River to Cebu City. Residents of Barangay Guinsangaan and Himakilo are complaining that the excessive quarrying of the Salog river has eroded its river banks and is destroying their road and farmlands.


Bontoc folks want quarrying stopped!

Governor suspends quarrying & orders review of all river S&G operations in Southern Leyte

GUINSANGAAN, BONTOC - Residents of barangay Guinsangaan and Himakilo who live along the Salog river have filed a Joint Resolution addressed to President Benigno Aquino, DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, and the Chairman of the Congressional Committee on Natural Resources Congressman Francisco Matugas complaining about the “unstoppable” quarrying operations at the Salog River, Bontoc, Southern Leyte...read more

Impounded barge is now missing?

SOGOD, SOUTHERN LEYTE – The huge motorized barge filled with 20 truckloads of high-grade aggregates mined from the Subang daku River, which was impounded for “illegally” operating here, by a provincial environment team led by Governor Roger Mercado last October 10 has now been declared “missing.”...read more

DOTC released P217M for Maasin Airport


This news article written by Nestor Abrematea for a national newspaper which we published in SLT last May regarding the release of the P217-million fund for the completion of the Panan-awan Airport in Maasin City. We are reprinting it because of a recent statement of the governor regarding his brother’s efforts to have the funds for the airport released by the DOTC Asap...read more

Governor impounds S & G barge, arrests captain & crew

MAASIN CITY – The captain and crew of a loaded motorized barge filled with 20 truck-loads of river aggregates extracted from the Subang Daku River which was about to depart for Cebu were apprehended by a provincial environment and natural resources team led by Governor Roger G. Mercado last Friday afternoon...read more

Sogod Bay mayors to seize Ichon fishing boats

SOGOD, SOUTHERN LEYTE – Obviously peeved by the annual harvesting of its fish by huge commercial fishing boats from Macrohon town, the Alliance of Fishermen of Sogod Bay, met last Thursday to forge a common strategy on how to deal with these illegal poachers...read more

Inauguration of the Graduate Studies Building of SLSU

Ribbon cutting of the newly opened Graduate Studies Building. Photo from left OIC President Jane Labastida, Understudies Dean Lorelie Duarte and Dr. Gloria Markines Reyes.

Marcos wants SK age range raised

SOUTHERN LEYTE – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. chairman of the committee on local governance, visited this province to consult with 2,000 younsters gathered in Sogod town, about the move to expand the age of Sangguniang Kabataan representatives from 15 -17 to 18-30 years of age...read more


JEERS photo of the week

Alley squat

This alley leading to the Provincial Park from the R. Kangleon National Road in barangay Pacu, which is a very useful shortcut to the Provincial Capitol Building, is now partially blocked by small (for rent) huts which should never have been constructed there. We are therefore asking Barangay Captain Montalbo to inform its owners they are illegal and should be removed.

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Thought for the week

“Forced kindness deserves no thanks, willingness to serve does not wait until it is asked for”


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