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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Finally, our traffic lights in downtown Maasin are now digital and automated. Except for its initial “hiccup” which caused traffic last Wednesday around 5:30 pm the new traffic machines are running smoothly and is helping decongest one of the city’s busiest intersections.

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Health is wealth

A Foreigner's view of Maasin City

Mercado's finally make it


Are Surigao fishermen catching our fish?

What should with do with our current seaport?

Feedback from SLT website readers

Bad news for vote sellers

Junk coal powered plants


Most wanted criminal suspects

Shallene murder update

City police bag Cebu drug pusher


Multi-awarded Warden is also a Lady

Brilliant young surgeon serves Southern Leyte

Stay forever young


From a Foreigner's view


Ziplining over the Agas-Agas bridge
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Dangerous Saddle Road to be rebuilt

PINTUYAN – The Department of Public Works and Highways is investing P119 million to reduce the hazards of driving through the dangerous Saddle Road mountain section of the national highway traversing Pintuyan...read more

Exclusive interview with LP insider

ABOARD THE FILIPINAS ILIGAN - The following is an exclusive interview with a Liberal Party insider, who requested anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak on the subject. Below are his answers to questions all Southern Leyteno voters...read more

Silago Barangay has best lupon in the country

Barangay Hingatungan of Silago, Southern Leyte, was recently selected the National Champion for barangays among 4th to 6th class municipalities in the 2014 Lupong Tagamapayapa Incentives Award held at the Marriott Hotel...read more

Smoking doesn’t cause crime, drugs do!

The following is a summary of feedbacks from our website readers on a few of the major articles we published in SLT which we hope our government officials will find useful. Due to lack of space, we have selected their comments on the local government’s anti-smoking program, it’s drug problem and rising food prices...read more

World’s best golfer’s mom is a Leyteña

MANILA – Could newly-minted PGA champion Jason Day be playing in front of Filipino fans in the near future. The possibility of bringing Jason, the Australian golfer whose mother is Filipina, was raised by top Asian Tour and local golf officials at the press conference...read more

Mercado’s now rule the local LP

MAASIN CITY - The Mercado brothers are now the undisputed Liberal Party leaders of Southern Leyte. After taking their oaths as members together with the 10 Provincial Board Members and 19 mayors of the province before Mar Roxas and LP President Jun Abaya, the new LP affiliates constituted their provincial committee...read more

DPWH to remove 9,610 highway obstructions

MAASIN CITY – More than 9,000 structures in Southern Leyte have been tagged by the Department of Public Works and Highways as obstructions within the road right of way. As of mid 2015, the DPWHSouthern Leyte District Engineering Office has noted at least 9,610 encroachment along national roads...read more

D.E. terminates 17 drug dependent personnel

MAASIN CITY – District Engineer Margarita Junia denied the renewal of employment contracts of 17 job order employees who were confirmed drug users. While the six employees with regular positions who also used illegal drugs will have to undergo rehabilitation...read more

Suspects in Shallene’s murder arrested

NASAUG, MAASIN CITY - Recently a police team led by Police Inspector Elizar Gonzaga arrested two of the three suspects in the abduction and murder of 14-year old Maasin City High School student Shallene Liwag. Police identified the suspects as Roldan Flores Ordiz, an 18-year old resident of Purok Mahogany...read more

Obaob orders child abduction reinvestigated

MAASIN CITY – Police Provincial Director Nicerio Obaob has ordered the City Police Chief to reinvestigate the case involving the daytime abduction of an 8-year old female student along Ruperto Kangleon Street. Obviously impatient with the slow progress of the incident which happened three-months ago...read more

Who is the LP provincial chairman here?

MANILA - Last Monday the entire Nationalist Unity Party (NUP) headed by Governor Roger Mercado took their oath as Liberal Party members at the residence of LP presidential candidate Mar Roxas. The event, which took local liberal party leaders here by surprise...read more

Solon files bills creating two districts

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte -- “If we had two congressional districts it would mean greater access to government services for our people. This why I have filed House Bill 4066 which has already passed first reading in the lower house.”This information was relayed to SLT by the Representative...read more







DSWD fund for the poor

The Department of Social Welfare gave away P337,500 to the towns of San Ricardo, San Francisco and Liloan, Southern Leyte. This was facilitated by Congressman Damian Gaviola Mercado and DSWD Provincial Officer Minda Rosete. Mayor William Yu, Vice Mayor Elvero Aspirin and Mayor Shirley Chong were assisted by their respective Municipal DSWD Officers.


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