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December 3 - 9, 2016

 
   

“ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS”:

The government workers of the Municipality of Hinundayan work overtime to make their town’s public plaza into a “ Christmas Wonderland” (photo by VBC)

EDITORIAL

Death Penalty

Preventing a flood

Anatomy of Change

ZOOM LENS

Overpriced basketball goals?

Jackstones/tetrapods or wavebreakers

Hot number 8888

POLICE REPORT

Phone shop’s suspected robber apprehended

Pintuyan’s “Most Wanted” caught

Store merchandiser found dead in rented house

LIFESTYLE

A Big Voice with a Big Heart

Tatay Mian celebrates 62nd birthday

There is forever for Estrella & Antonio

FEEDBACK

Abuse of priviledge

Online comments from netizens

Delayed salary of Bantay Dagat

 

 

 

 

 

SHALLENE’S MURDER SUSPECT A “NO SHOW”

MAASIN CITY, CAPITOL SITE - The members of the provincial, regional and national media eagerly waited last Tuesday morning, December 6, for the presentation of the primary suspect of the murder of 14-year old high-school student Shallene M. Liwag...read more

Maasin-Bohol bridge pushed

If the resolution requesting a feasibility study on the proposed bridge in Maasin City with Bohol province is conducted and found feasible, Bohol province will just be one road trip away...read more

Do not remove warning signs

MAASIN CITY - The government’s construction agency (DPWH-SLED) appealed to the general public, especially the residents in the communities where they have on-going projects, not to destroy, throw, or worse, steal early warning devices meant to keep motorists safe...read more

SHALLENE'S SUSPECTED KILLER ARRESTED

TAGUIG CITY - After one year and four months, police finally caught up with Courtney Love Ajos, the alleged principal suspect of the abduction, rape and slaying of 14 year old, Maasin City High School student, Shallene Melorin Liwag...read more

Watersheds and trees to be protected

MAASIN CITY - The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has revealed that both the agency’s characterization program for the Maasin and Buac watersheds is already complete...read more

Farm-to-market road conversion in Liloan- San Ricardo town

A 3.7 kilometer farm-to-market road in San Ricardo town was recently converted into a national highway as part of ongoing construction of Liloan- San Ricardo Circumferential Road, according to the DPWH-SLED...read more

CITY COLLEGE LAND PRIVATELY OWNED?

MAASIN CITY - The land where the Maasin City College (MCC) stands has undergone many changes in our history. In ancient times, it was the place where mangroves grew and fishermen would congregate to unload their day’s catch...read more

Man swims Bohol-Maasin 17 -km seawater span

Maasin City - Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine raised his fist in triumph after crossing the 17-km seawater stretch from Ubay, Bohol to Barangay Guadalupe port, traversing the treacherous Canigao channel last Nov. 20...read more

Dengue cases increase 170%

MAASIN CITY - As the rainy season continues to prevail over the region, dengue incidents in Southern Leyte are steadily increasing into record high levels...read more

“Hero of Light” electrocuted

MACROHON - Tragedy looms over the coming Christmas season of the Betonio family as their patriarch, 30-year-old Jomar Dela Peña Betonio, a lineman from SOLECO, was electrocuted while fixing typhoon damaged power lines...read more

Province's CT scan soon to operate

MAASIN CITY - If things go according to plan, the months-long “mothballed” Computed Tomography (CT) scan equipment project of the Department of Health (DOH) and the provincial hospital will soon be of use to the public...read more

P 30 WATER BILL HIKE

MWD TO CHARGE FOR NEW METERS

MAASIN CITY - Starting January 1 of next year, the Maasin Water District (MWD), through a resolution from its board of directors, has announced that the water provider is implementing a P30 increase in the monthly bills of all their concessionaires...read more

Electricity for the poor

SOGOD - The Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO) last Saturday announced in its multisectoral electrification advisory council (MSEAC) meeting the implementation of 2 electrification programs targeting the very poor members of our province...read more

Maasinhon leads probe of Espinosa slay

TACLOBAN CITY - Forty-six year-old, Jerry Abiera, who hails from barangay Mambajao, Maasin City, is the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) point man in the agency’s probe of the killing of Albuera town mayor, Rolando Espinosa Sr., while he was detained in Baybay City’s subprovincial jail...read more

Oging is Deputy Majority Floor Leader

QUEZON CITY - The allies of Maasin-born Rodrigo Roa Duterte are continuing to consolidate their strength in the House of Representatives as Southern Leyte representative, Roger G. Mercado, was also tapped to be among those chosen as one of the ten new deputy majority leaders in congress...read more

Fire eats up P100,000 worth of property

Approximately one hundred thousand (P100,000.00) worth of property went up in smoke when a huge blaze hit a copra dryer, owned by Rodolfo Leonor Arbiol in Barangay Lunas, Maasin City last November 14, Monday, around 11 o’clock in the morning...read more

   

INT’L BEAUTY QUEEN VISITS HOMETOWN

SAINT BERNARD - Southern Leyte’s pride, Miss Tourism International 2015 first runner-up Janela Joy Pigon Cuaton, whose parents are from Saint Bernard town, paid a visit to her parents’ hometown last December 8. The beauty queen later visited the provincial capitol and was received by provincial administrator Jason Calva. She was accompanied by Saint Bernard town mayor Willie Calapre. Cuaton is a professional fashion model based in Doha, and during her visit she vowed to promote Southern Leyte as a tourist hotspot.

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