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January 7 - 13, 2017



A rustic scene of Guinsaugon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte

Rio Cahambing is a local diving, tourism & photography enthusiast, whose photos reveal the different beautiful places of Southern Leyte province.


Death Penalty

Preventing a flood

Anatomy of Change


Overpriced basketball goals?

Jackstones/tetrapods or wavebreakers

Hot number 8888


Phone shop’s suspected robber apprehended

Pintuyan’s “Most Wanted” caught

Store merchandiser found dead in rented house


A Big Voice with a Big Heart

Tatay Mian celebrates 62nd birthday

There is forever for Estrella & Antonio


Abuse of priviledge

Online comments from netizens

Delayed salary of Bantay Dagat






Local police authorities and some residents hand-in-hand help in carrying the body of a farmer identified as Pablo Butlig Cepada, who reportedly drowned in Banahao river, Bontoc, Southern Leyte last January 10 due to the onslaught of heavy rain. (Photo by: Bontoc Municipal Police Station


MAASIN CITY - Not less than three in every ten households in Southern Leyte remain poor and lack the means to feed themselves, according to reports shown by the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) conducted from July 2015 and January 2016...read more

Tokhang shoots one, arrests five

CAMP ALFREDO BANTUG - Since its start on July 1, 2016, Operation “Tokhang” (knock and plead) under “Project Double Barrel” has left an impressive number of drug dependents reforming and confessing to authorities, while also leaving a long trail of bloody incidents...read more

SLT Fearless 2017 Forecasts

For 18 years, it has been an annual tradition for SLT to analyze the real state of our province, and to come up with Southern Leyte’s 8 Fearless forecast...read more

DTI offers free office

MAASIN CITY – Southern Leyte’s growing economy, if tapped by local entrepreneurs, might herald a possible future golden age in entrepreneurship, and encourage more people to have a better outlook when it comes to starting their own enterprise in the province...read more

San Juan Geothermal Plant contract awarded

The Department of Energy (DOE) said that it has recently awarded a geothermal renewable energy service contract here in Southern Leyte province. The DOE revealed to the press that on January 4, 2017, the energy department awarded the bid proposal of Repower Energy Development Corporation...read more


MAASIN CITY – The Social Security System (SSS) has launched the Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) for members with past due loans and other short-term loans for members who reside or work in calamity areas as declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) or the national government...read more

Sakay-Sakay Festival to set sail

MAASIN CITY – People dressed in brightly coloured costumes while dancing gracefully to the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs; a fluvial procession in honor of the Holy Child, fondly revered as Senior Santo Niño, carried aboard a beautifully...read more

Firecracker injuries drop in New Year's tally

MAASIN CITY - "Piccolo" refers to a musical instrument, a half-sized flute made famous in the 1700. But piccolo during the Christmas and New Year holidays would mean only one thing to many children and adults: a cheap, seemingly innocuous firecracker that provides a simple thrill...read more

Goodbye Chikungunya?

MAASIN CITY – Records from the Department of Health (DOH) has shown that “Chikungunya” cases in Southern Leyte have already fell-off and dropped...read more



MAASIN CITY - A growing number of residents and businessmen have been complaining about the long delay in the collection of the city’s gar-bage, that some called on the news media for help and others used their social media accounts to voice out their dismay on the growing piles of trash accumulating in the streets...read more

Provincial Police on high alert

CAMP ALFREDO BANTUG –The provincial police are on “heightened alert” throughout the province as the bombing incident in nearby Hilongos town, Leyte, has spread anxiety and fear throughout Eastern Visayas...read more

“Earthquake fish" found in Bontoc

Finding an oarfish washed up on the beach is a rare occurrence, since the fish is a deepwater spe-cies that's rarely seen, if at all. Thus, when an oarfish had washed up recently in the shores of Bontoc, Southern Leyte, the rumor mill kicked into high gear...read more

Illegal fishing in provincial waters

Last week, at least nine fisher-men, one of whom is a minor, were arrested by local authorities in the towns of Libagon, Liloan and Padre Burgos due to illegal fishing activities in various parts of the provinces’ sea waters...read more


Chikungunya virus outbreak, dismissal of some government officials and apprehension of Shallene’s primary suspect are but a few of the major events that defined the year that was. Here is looking back on the news that dominated the headlines in 2016...read more

CM gets 100% passing in Nursing Examination

The College of Maasin again dominated the recently released Nurse Licensure Examination results by garnering up a hundred percent passing rate with one of its graduates almost making it to the list of topnotchers...read more

Ombudsman finds ex-mayor guilty of misconduct

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the three-month suspension without pay of former mayor Napoleon Cuaton of Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte after he was found guilty by the Ombudsman of simple misconduct...read more

Fireworks stalls to be inspected

As the year 2016 comes to an end, simple fireworks precautions can make all the difference. The Bureau of Fire Protection is urging the public to be responsible when lighting up firecrackers to avert physical injuries, damage to property and fatalities...read more

Bamboo causes power outages

Due to the onslaught of heavy rains these recent days, the Ormoc to Maasin transmission lines were hit by two bamboo poles that caused the sudden power interruptions last December 17, Saturday, around 10 am and 3:30 pm, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines...read more

Earthquakes reported

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte early mor ning on December 20,
Tuesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The quake's epicenter was located 14 kilometers west of Santa Monica, Surigao del Norte...read more


MAASIN CITY - The primary suspect accused of raping and slaying 14-year-old, Maasin City High School student, Shallene Melorin Liwag, was transferred to the Regular Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) in Tanauan, Leyte last December 9, Friday...read more

PNP intensify anti-crime campaign this season

MAASIN CITY - ‘Tis the season to be careful! As cases of Robbery and Theft are on the rise, PNP Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent Warren De Leon has vowed to ensure the security of the whole province...read more


MAASIN CITY, CAPITOL SITE - The members of the provincial, regional and national media eagerly waited last Tuesday morning, December 6, for the presentation of the primary suspect of the murder of 14-year old high-school student Shallene M. Liwag...read more

Maasin-Bohol bridge pushed

If the resolution requesting a feasibility study on the proposed bridge in Maasin City with Bohol province is conducted and found feasible, Bohol province will just be one road trip away...read more

Do not remove warning signs

MAASIN CITY - The government’s construction agency (DPWH-SLED) appealed to the general public, especially the residents in the communities where they have on-going projects, not to destroy, throw, or worse, steal early warning devices meant to keep motorists safe...read more



BEEP-BEEP-BEEP: Two brand new ambulances and one search-and-rescue vehicle were recently acquired by the Maasin City government, to help provide immediate response and rescue during health and natural calamity emergencies.


Miss Southern Leyte candidates 2016


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