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PHL swimmer conquers Chesapeake!

Chicago - Filipino Triathlete Ingemar “PinoyAquaman” Macarine completed the 8.1- kilometer swim across the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland Tuesday morning...read more

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The Fisherman’s Son

Power Scramble

No Law vs. Early Political Ads


Our government is the problem!

Has Cocolisap arrived ?

Why aliens come here


Child drowns off Ibarra beach

Top city photographer robbed

Police Chief Calumba strikes again

Wanted American arrested

Fire Razes GK Resettlement project


Castle Rock Resort Hotel in Tangkaan

Auditor-Dain Nuptials

Southern Leyte State University’s Marine Biodiversity Program

General Bonifacio Basco Ramos


Processed foods are deadly

City Hall Land Tax

How about frightened husbands?


Ziplining over the Agas-Agas bridge
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Governor’s kidnapping charges dismissed

MAASIN, SOUTHERN LEYTE- The charges of kidnapping and illegal detention against Governor Roger G. Mercado and 7 other government officers have been dismissed by Provincial Prosecutor Antonino Ruiz. The decision dated May 14, 2015 recommended the dismissal of the case for lack of probable cause...read more

Honor student killer convicted

HINUNANGAN - The suspected killer of Southern Leyte State University Cum Laude graduate Juvy Gallano Galuran was found guilty of murder by Regional Trial Court Judge Anthony Miralles of RTC Branch 26 of San Juan. The suspect William Juson Estrella, was detained at the Hinunangan Bureau of Jail Management facility in Hinunangan...read more

Drug cases in Southern Leyte rising!

TACLOBAN - The volume of illegal drugs seized in Eastern Visayas has quadrupled during the past 5-months of 2015 according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). From January to May 2015, authorities have confiscated 2,061 grams of shabu and marijuana...read more

Damian supports Mar Roxas

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has won the support of key allies of former president and now Pampanga Represemtative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Representatives Damian Mercado (NUP, Southern Leyte) and Philip Pichay (Lakas-CMD, Surigao Del Sur) vowed to support Roxas if he decides to campaign for the presidency in the 2016 presidential election...read more

Man killed near city garbage site

COMBADO, MAASIN CITY- The lifeless body of a young man was found here at around 9:40 p.m. last Friday along the National Road near the city dumpsite. A police team led by City Police Chief Avelino Bogtong Doncillo Jr. rushed to the scene and found the body of a man later identified as Jonas Lumakang Orais, alyas “Jojo”...read more

Hottest day so far in 2015 was May 12

MAASIN CITY - According to PAGASA Weather Broadcaster Anthony Sanchez the highest temperature recorded this year was recorded on May 12 at thirty five degree celsius (350C). He said it was actually not a heat wave but drought that would last through the month of June...read more

Duterte not running in 2016 election

QUEZON CITY - Maasin City born and incumbent Davao City mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, has finally announced that he will not be seeking any national post in the coming 2016 presidential elections. In an interview with GMA News host Jessica Soho last Tuesday, May 28, 2015...read more


Saavedra “killer” convicted of murder

MAASIN CITY, SOUTHERN LEYTE - The young man charged with the gruesome murder of Saint Joseph College honor student Ma. Shania Saavedra last February 21, 2015, has been sentenced to Reclusión Perpetua by Honorable Daisy Paler Gonzales, the presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 25 of Maasin City...read more

Federalism is the solution! - Duterte

MAASIN CITY - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte who arrived here last Sunday denied he was seeking the presidency. He said he was here for the Roa Clan Reunion where he was the guest speaker. He added that he was currently touring the country to push for Federalism which he believes is the best solution for Mindanao...read more

Cocolisap has reached Leyte Island!

TACLOBAN, LEYTE– Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla has warned local officials in the region that the dreaded coconut devouring virus Cocolisap has already reached the island. He said the impact of a cocolisap pandemic here combined with the present Hispine Beetle infestation, which has reduced coconut production by almost 50 percent, will have a profound impact on the region’s energy resources, livelihood, and peace and order situation...read more

Too many city grass fires

Grass Fires in Maasin have been increasing at an alarming rate as shown by the number of fire alarms since the summer season began. As of this writing 14 fires have already been recorded by the city’s Fire Department. Wild fires are defined as uncontrolled fires in areas rich with vegetation...read more


Miracle at Ichon?

ICHON, MACROHON- Residents here are mesmerized by reports from a 9 year-old child who claimed to have seen a tear drop from the right eye of the life-sized statue of Mary Mediatrix. According to Aida Pia (not her real name due to her minor age) a resident of Purok Holy Innocent in Barangay Ichon, the event took place at around 4 pm last Sunday...read more

Governor Mercado wants “Capitolyo” employees tested for drugs

MAASIN CITY - Governor Roger Mercado has ordered the drug testing of all provincial government employees. In a recent Flag raising ceremony he said confidential reports had confirmed that drug use in the Capitolyo had increased and that an officer there was suspected of selling the drugs himself...read more

Province to expand fish sanctuaries

MAASIN CITY -The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Management Office (PENRMO) is expanding its Marine Protected Areas in Southern Leyte to ensure a year-round supply of fish and other marine products,.according to Armando Gaviola, who heads the PENRMO in Southern Leyte...read more

Mercado & Tan may join forces in 2016

MAASIN CITY – Over the past week the Southern Leyte Times has been swamped with inquiries on the authenticity of reports that Governor Roger Mercado and his political nemesis, Vice Governor Shefferd Tan, had agreed to an alliance in the coming 2016 elections...read more

Hotter days ahead!

PAGASA, QUEZON CITY - - The record heat wave that has hit the country will continue this month. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) among the hardest hit will be the provinces of Eastern Visayas which include Southern and Northern Leyte...read more

Medical Scholarship Project planned

MAASIN CITY -The provincial government of Southern Leyte is planning to start a Medical Scholarship Project for aspiring doctors who will practice their profession in government hospitals here. This was revealed by Governor Roger Mercado in a telephone interview with SLT...read more

French NGO to create “Artificial Reefs”

PADRE BURGOS - Two coastal barangays here recently became the first beneficiaries of an artificial reef project spearheaded and financed by the Association Scaph Pro, a French Oceanographic Research non-government organization whose mission and purpose ranges from oceanographic research, biological underwater census to underwater eco-tourism development and preservation and protection of the marine ecosystem...read more








This head-on collision between two speeding motorclists happened at about 3 o’clock last June 3 at the busy intersection of R. Kangleon & T. Padilla Street along Barangay Mambajao. (Photo by NEKKA PABLO)


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