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Senator Gordon is coming here

MAASIN CITY – Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon has confirmed that he is coming to Maasin City, as guest of honor and speaker for the upcoming signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Red Cross stakeholders that will take place on the 16th day of September, Friday, according to Mr. Joel Judilla, Chapter Service Representative. Dick Gordon is the chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, a nongovernment involved in the provision of blood as well as participation in disaster-related activities that focus on a wider array of humanitarian services. The agency spearheaded the rescue, relief and rehabilitation during the mega landslide in Guinsaugon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte.


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PALO, LEYTE - At least 74 government officials and 154 civilians will face charges for allegedly protecting the illegal drug operation of Kerwin Espinosa who has been tagged as the biggest drug lord in Eastern Visayas...read more

DILG reports confusing

Since this PNP report was published in our website, we have been swamped with questions from our readers, regarding the article which announced that the Maasin City Police force was the “The Best” in Eastern Visayas...read more

Southern Leyte is healing it's reefs

PADRE BURGOS – The bamboo artificial reefs in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, a small fishing town known for its white sand beaches and world-class dive sites, has become a rich haven for fish, corals, invertebrates and many other marine organisms, according to Provincial Consultant on Marine Tourism Rio Cahambing...read more



Many nurses at the provincial hospital have not reported for duty since late August and early September when they were told that their August 5 to 15 wages would not be paid, an 11-day loss of income for their vital services...read more

Barangay Captain Tan dies from gunshot wounds

MAASIN CITY - Reynaldo “Dodie” Cardoza Tan, the barangay captain of Ibarra, Maasin City, who was shot and wounded by unidentified men last August 17 died from his wounds last Friday evening, September 2...read more

SLSU gets 100% passing in electrical engineering exams

The Southern Leyte State University (SLSU), the only university in the province, has achieved another milestone after getting a perfect passing rate in the recently concluded Electrical Engineer licensure examination...read more


The skeletal remains found in a shallow grave near a rice plantation in Badiang, Maasin City which was believed to be that of the missing boy, AJ
Elmsdrical Morales was buried last Saturday morning at the city Catholic cemetary in barangay Mambajao...read more

Two Sogod drug pushers shot dead

SOGOD TOWN – Last August 25, two suspected drug pushers considered as “High Value Targets” were killed here by a police team during a Search and Seizure operation in this town. The slain suspects were identified as Dowel and Jason Enoc who were alleged members of the Dagting Drug Group...read more

PNP Director pursues Shallene killer

CAMP BANTUG, MAASIN CITY– PNP Provincial Director Warren F. De Leon has informed the Southern Leyte Times that they are doing their best to catch the principal suspect in the gruesome abduction, rape and murder of 14-year old, Maasin City High School student Shallene Liwag, whose ravaged body was found in a shallow grave in barangay Nasaug, Maasin City almost 14 months ago...read more

Mercado wants SL to be greenest in the region

MAASIN CITY - Congressman Roger Mercado recently announced that an estimated six million trees have now been planted in various parts of Southern Leyte and more are still being planted. To mark his 65th birthday, a massive tree planting effort was launched by Mercado himself with the support of local government officials and various civic organizations...read more

We’re still tops in finishing public works projects

MAASIN CITY - The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office has maintained its status as top-notcher in absorptive capacity among Eastern Visayas provinces. This means that the office has efficiently and effectively implemented all assigned infra projects in reference to proper financial utilization...read more

“Bora-bora” users beware!

MAASIN CITY - Motorcycles in the city who have installed extremely loud Bora-Bora mufflers which are illegal will be pulled over and fined by local Land Transportation officers starting next week. Under Maasin City Resolution No. 498, which the Land Transportation Office, has kindly provided us a copy of...read more


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 




New PNP stations to be launched

Police Senior Superintendent Marni Caluya Marcos Jr., PSSupt Norberto Tuazon and Acting Provincial Director Warren De Leon graced the ground breaking ceremonies for the new PNP stations at Tomas Oppus and Macrohon last September 14. Among those who attended the Blessing and Ground breaking ceremony were Provincial Board Member Fe Edillo, and Adriano Idjao, the Provincial Board Member representing the 1st District of Southern Leyte.

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