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Ziplining over the Agas-Agas bridge
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Congratulations Miss Maasin 2015 Well Cruz (center) with Nathalie Jane Raniel (left) and Congressman Mian Mercado (right)

Suicide mars Charter Day

MAASIN CITY - The city recorded its sixth suicide by hanging last Monday on its 15th year as a city. At around 7:00 PM of that historic day Mary Ann Dasal reported to the police that her brother-in-law Rogean Doroy had committed suicide...read more

Maasin City’s founding father recognized!

It took 15 years, but as the saying goes - better late than never. Former Congressman Aniceto Galdo Saludo who sponsored the bill transforming Maasin Town into a City was finally presented with a plaque of appreciation for his effort. Other VIP’s who attended the affair which was held at the City Gymnasium were City Mayor Maloney Samaco, Governor Roger Mercado and ABC President Niko Mercado...read more

PSSUPT Ubaob is new PNP Provincial Director

MAASIN, AUGUST 12 - The Chiefs of Police of the city and muniicipal police stations and the Company Commander of Southern Leyte convened here at Camp Bantug, Maasin City to welcome its new Provincial Director PSSupt Nicerio Demol Obaob...read more

PHILTA admits mistake wants Valdez to retain trophy

MAASIN CITY – Organizers of the recent Palawan Pawnshop Regional Tennis League Tournament here stunned participants and guests at the City Tennis Club by announcing that Allyoza Valdez of Maasin City, who had won the 12 and under age category at their tournament in Bayabay, had been disqualified because she was over aged...read more

Kids banned from riding motorcycles

Children are now barred from riding motorcycles along national and provincial highways. President Aquino has signed into law Republic Act 10666 the Children’s Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015. It is a consolidation of Senate Bill 2488 and House Bill 4462...read more

Manhunt launched for student’s killer
Autopsy shows she was raped, beaten then strangled to death

MAASIN CITY - Police here believe they have enough evidence against Courtney Love Ajos, the principal suspect in the gruesome killing of a 14- year old student of Maasin City High School and have filed charges of rape with homicide against him before the City Prosecutor...read more

Mega bridge reinforced

SOGOD - The rehabilitation of the Agas-agas mega Bridge in Sogod, Southern Leyte is now 45-percent complete which means it is progressing faster than expected. The project includes the installation of gabions and stone masonry along the bridge, which will serve as slope protection especially during the rainy season...read more

P213 M for classrooms

MAASIN CITY - The national government has earmarked P213 million for the construction of 202 classrooms for public secondary schools in Southern Leyte in time for the implementation of the K-to-12 program next year. The DPWH-SLED will start the bidding process this August to ensure that the projects for 27 campuses will start early...read more

Missing girl found dead by the river

NASAUG, MAASIN CITY - The naked body of a 14-year old student of the Maasin City High School (who had been missing) was found in a shallow grave here by an iron scavenger last Wednesday morning. Some police authorities believe she had been raped before her head was bashed in by the suspects...read more

DENR-8 chief lauds Southern Leyte greening program

MAASIN CITY, “I am grateful that this administration gave priority to the national greening program,” Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca said in his recent visit to the province...read more

Red tide alert up in 3 Eastern Visayas bays

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has raised a Red Tide alert warning in three bays in Eastern Visayas and has prohibited the gathering, trading and consumption of shellfishes from these fishing grounds...read more

Junior Tennis Aces to battle in Maasin

MAASIN CITY - Top junior netters from Southern Leyte, Baybay, Leyte and nearby cities and provinces are gearing up for a four-day battle of smashes, volleys and groundstrokes as they clash for top honors in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express PeraPadala regional age group tennis tournament at both Baybay and Maasin City Tennis Clubs in Leyte Island...read more

City’s Founder has quit politics

The Maasin City’s Charter Day will be celebrated three weeks from now and there are already several activities lined up and guests of honor are among those included in the plan. Congressman Aniceto G. Saludo stands out since he was the solon who sponsored the bill transforing the town into a city...read more

New IPHO needs phone lines, equipment & proper drainage

DONGON, MAASIN CITY - The Southern Leyte Provincial hospital in Barangay Dongon is a 15 minute drive from the Maasin poblacion. Its general structure is modern, spacious and for now a work in progress. There were reports that the hospital gets flooded during heavy rains thus this reporter and SLT publisher visited the facility to get first hand information...read more

Albert Pagara to train in the United States

International Boxing Federation intercontinental superbantamweight champion Prince Albert Pagara will depart for the United States to train intensively for his title defense. The undefeated ALA fighter is scheduled to leave on July 15. This is in preparation for his mandatory defense against Mexican Jesus "Chito" Rios on August 7 at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates...read more

Old plaza is being renovated

MAASIN CITY - The old public plaza that was inevitably subjected to battering storms and typhoons for decades is undergoing a distinct change that will cost the city government an estimated PHP9 million. Mayor Maloney Samaco said that the old plaza’s grasses will be replaced with tiles, including its promenades...read more








This newly opened gas station in Barangay Mambajao is being used as a short-cut by reckless motorists who sometimes miss the gas pumps and each other by inches. District Engineer Ma. Margarite Junia please do something about this.


Miss Earth Sogod, Southern Leyte 2015 Eco Video - Miss Earth Foundation inc.








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