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The Commission on Election in partnership with the Philippine National Police and the Department of Public Works and Highways conducted “Oplan Baklas” last Thursday, when they removed oversized and unlawful propaganda streamers on electric posts and trees throughout the province in compliance with COMELEC regulations for the coming May 9 National and Local Elections. The poll body is reminding the estimated 250,000 voters in Southern Leyte province to go out and vote.


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Duterte’s birthplace should be replicated

The photo above is the small lot where our President-Elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte was born 71-years ago. It’s located near the chapel in barangay Laboon, Maasin City. Their small wooden house there had long since been demolished and the property has been planted with coconut and banana trees. Since it’s still reportedly owned by the Roa family, there are suggestions that the house Duterte was born in should be reconstructed to show visitors how poor their family was then. Once this is done, there should also be an attractive sign informing visitors how to get there, while the dirt road leading to it should at least be asphalted. We are sure the president would appreciate this and we thank the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Southern Leyte Chapter) for recommending it.

PNP ordered to intensify war vs criminals

MAASIN CITY - A new memorandum coming from the Acting Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police, dated May 16, 2016, has ordered all local PNP chiefs in Southern Leyte to intensify their campaigns against lawless elements in their jurisdictions...read more

DPWH to install rainwater collectors

MAASIN CITY – Schools, public markets and other government facilities in Southern Leyte will get rainwater collection systems from the Department of Public Works and Highways to address water shortage concerns...read more

DAR Launches farm business schools

BONTOC, SOUTHERN LEYTE– The Department of Agrarian Reform recently launched in barangay Buenavista here the second farm business school in Eastern Visayas to prepare the agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) to be globally competitive...read more

Duterte to instill change in Southern Leyte

MAASIN CITY - A few days after his landslide victory as the new president of the Philippines. President-elect Duterte’s transition team has already given an idea of what all Southern Leyteños can expect in a Duterte administration...read more

Hospital gets needed equipment from Belgium

DONGON, MAASIN CITY - Two more 40-foot containers filled with medical equipment from Belgium were delivered to the Provincial Hospital last week by Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haghedooren.”..read more

“Armed Men” detained in Sogod

SOGOD - During the last national election, things had gone from bad to worse as both the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and the Liberal Party threw serious accusations against each other regarding a stand-off between the two camps at barangay Mabikay in Sogod town...read more

No “Aswang” in Sogod

SOGOD - Rumors of an “aswang” sighting was refuted recently by Sogod police authorities. Last Saturday at around 8:30 in the morning, Dindo Sacro, a resident of barangay Mabicay, Sogod, Southern Leyte, claimed he was searching for his missing goat when he saw a man named “Burdagol” sitting in a pool of the goat’s blood and eating its raw entrails...read more

Dr. Tan supports Mercados

SAN JUAN - In a bizarre turn of events, Dr. Orlando Tan, the father of UNA gubernatorial candidate Sheffered Tan, recently endorsed his son’s opponent during an election campaign rally of the Liberal Party here...read more

Highlights of the Public Forum

MAASIN CITY, SOUTHERN LEYTE – The major local candidates here squared off last April 29 to explain their plans to solve our ailing coconut, abaca and fishing industries and escalating drug problem...read more

Controversial bridge not standing on fault line

BONTOC - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has belied a claim that the viral "bridge with no river" in Bontoc, Southern Leyte was standing on a fault line. District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia of the local DPWH said in a FB post that the bridge built recently in barangay Pacu, Bontoc was on a fault line...read more

Marcos or Robredo?

MAASIN CITY - Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. brought his “Unity Caravan” to Maasin City last Sunday. He was also one of the city’s special guests during the week-long barangay Abgao Fiesta Celebration last April 24...read more

Duterte candidate shot at

TOMAS OPPUS - The house of a candidate for councilor here was shot at by two unidentified men aboard a motorcycle at around 4:30 a.m. last April 27. The incident was reported to the PNP by PDP-laban mayoral candidate Jungie Tambis who identified the victim as 34- year old Fairie Colastre Esma, a partymate of presidential front-runner
Rodrigo Roa Duterte...read more

CA denies TRO petition

The Court of Appeals (CA) recently resolved to dismiss the petition for the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed by some Maasin City officials who were ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman last September 3, 2015 for alleged misconduct in the procurment of 40- sets of long range telephones which amounted to ten million pesos...read more

Grass fire hits City Forest Park

MAASIN CITY – Ten to twenty hectares, or over half of the city’s forest park in barangay Malapoc Norte, Maasin City, was ravaged by fire last Monday afternoon amid the onslaught of the El Niño phenomenon...read more







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