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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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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

Thomalla is Miss Aliwan 2016

METRO MANILA - Sinulog Queen Cynthia Thomalla gave her hometown, Macrohon, Southern Leyte, more reasons to be proud of her as she emerged victorious among the twelve candidates from all over the country by taking home the crown for Miss Aliwan 2016, which was held in Pasay City last Saturday...read more

DILG implements Ombudsman’s order

MAASIN CITY - The Department of Interior and Local Government’s provincial office here has delivered the dismissal order of the Office of the Ombudsman to identified city
officials last Wednesday, April 20...read more

Forests exclusively for fuel launched

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The province has now established production forests solely for fuel wood purposes, thus, firewood gatherers need not encroach the forest indiscriminately and harvest trees for their needs and for livelihood, as well...read more

Netizens slam Bontoc bridge

Have you ever seen a bridge over land? A photo of a national road in Paku, Bontoc in Southern Leyte made rounds on Facebook last April 16. What made it different from other national roads is that some netizens pointed out it is a "bridge with no river."..read more

Diversion road to cut travel time to Tacloban

President Benigno Aquino has inaugurated together with the chief executive of DILG Mel Sarmiento and DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singzon, the Baybay diversion road project which
aims to minimize traffic congestion in the city proper and reduce travel time from Maasin City to the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc, Leyte...read more

So. Leyte coconuts smuggled to China

SOGOD – The Fight Illicit Trade Movement is demanding an investigation into the massive smuggling of partially de-husked coconuts from Eastern Visayas to China which is not only illegal but also an act of economic sabotage. Jesus Lim Arranza, who is the chairman of the movement, said there was rampant exporting of de-husked coconuts which are used by the Chinese as seedlings to grow their own coconut trees...read more

Limasawans to have Senior HS in September

LIMASAWA – A two-storey school building worth P8.77 million is expected to rise in this island town as part of the Senior High School Program. The project is intended for more than 200 senior high school students in the island.However, the project will be completed in September instead of June, since the first bidding failed...read more

Potable water for two tourist islands

HINUNANGAN – A water supply system has been completely rehabilitated in the islands of San Pedro and San Pablo of this town. The project worth P300,000 for each island is a partnership project of the LGU and the barangays. This is one of the major projects of the Department of Interior and Local Government to address the main concern of the locals and visitors regarding the lack of a potable water source...read more

Ombudsman’s order with DILG

MAASIN CITY - The order of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio- Morales exonerating City Mayor Maloney Samaco is expected to arrive this week at the provincial office of the Department of Interior and Local Government, (DILG). The office is expected to implement the anti-graft court’s decision a few days upon receipt of the order...read more

Korina Sanchez visits Maasin

ABS-CBN TV Host Korina Sanchez visited Maasin City last Tuesday together with Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alacala for the turn-over of farm equipments to farmers and fishermen’s organizations during the Technical Consultations of Agri-Pinoy Stakeholders in Eastern Visayas having the theme "Sapat, Tama at Akma ng Agrikultura Tugon sa Pagbagu-bago ng Klima” to boost agricultural production here...read more

Limasawa to finally get it's road project

Limasawa, Southern Leyte – the central government is building a high standard circumferential road in this tiny island for the convenience of tourists who frequent the historical island’s natural wonders. The Department of Public Works and Highways is now implementing the 43.17 million road project which aims to link its 7 barangays together...read more

DOH announces search for Bayani ng Kalusugan 2016

MAASIN CITY – The Department of Health has announced the 2016 Search for Bayani ng Kalusugan to honor individuals and organizations who have contributed their time, effort and part of their life to serving the Filipino people through health programs of the government...read more









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