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CHEERS photo of the week

Bridge obstruction removed

Before and after photos of Canturing Bridge in Maasin City. The 1st shows the heavy equipment of the contractor parked
there even when idle.While the 2nd shows the bridge after the heavy equipment was ordered off the bridge by DPWH-SLED District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia. It will return only when it’s needed.


Jewelry worth a million peso missing

Abrasive drunk stabs Tanod

Child Abuse suspect arrested

Notorious city robber caught


Let's legalize gambling

Rizal, Bonifacio or Aguinaldo

River mining or Eco-tourism?

High time for the airport

Pope's strategic vision


Teenage pregnancies rising

Local chief wants fish sanctuaries fished

Yolanda relief goods rotting in Cebu

Illegal businesses thrive in the city


Reverend Segovia Passes Away

MAASIN CITY – Reverend Samuel Ivo Segovia passed away last August 31. He was only 52 years old. He had served for 10 years as pastor of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Maasin City. Well known for his inspiring weekly sermons which were well crafted and attuned with the problems and challenges of our times, Pastor Willy was also very close to his family. At a time when most Filipinos dream of an easier life in the United States, he opted to return to the Philippines after a short time there, because he missed his wife and children so much. Reverend Segovia is survived by his wife Dein Nile and their children Ruth Naomi and Yeshua. (By ANTONIO M. REYES)

Ziplining over the Agas-Agas bridge
by: Wowie Reyes

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Governor Mercado and Agriculture Secretary Alcala signs MOA implementing the local Rural Development Program

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement delineating their role in implementing the Philippine Rural Development Program in the province. The program which covers the entire country will last from 2014 to 2019. Under the agreement the Department of Agriculture will provide technical assistance to the local government which will implement theprojects themselves. The
funds from the program will also be used for building and maintaining farm-to-market roads and for irrigation systems which are badly needed in the provinces. (By ANTHONY KINGS)

Helmetless motorcyclist seriously injured

BARANGAY PACU, MAASIN CITY - There was an accideny here last September 4 at around 10 p.m. The victim, Ryan Gary Sacro, a 22-year old employee of SL Ruiz Furniture, Maasin branch was on his way home to Ma. Clara when he lost control of his motorcycle at the Canturing Bridge and crashed...read more

Accused rapist still at large

MAASIN CITY – It’s been almost a month now since a 15 year old high school student of a barangay here was allegedly raped by her uncle last August 16 and the suspect is still at large. According to police sources the incident happened at around 3 a.m. The victim said the suspect entered through her bedroom window and threatened to kill her if she resisted...read more

Province’s Ligtas-Tigdas to reach 40,000 kids

MAASIN CITY -- A month-long immunization campaign to protect children five years old and below of preventable measles and polio has been launched by the Department of Health. The project will cover 44,870 preschool children in 72 areas in the province considered high-risk for these disease, said Noel Lumen, the Provincial Health Officer...read more

Supreme Court backs Governor on mining!

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The long battle over control of the environment and natural resources of provinces has, according to Governor Roger Mercado, been resolved in favour of the provincial governments...read more

Maasin City wants to be No Smoking Capital of the Philippines

TACLOBAN CITY – Despite resistance from tobacco companies and smokers, Mayor Maloney Samaco of Maasin City in Southern Leyte is determined to turn the city into the “No Smoking Capital of the Philippines.”...read more

Napantao fish sanctuary invaded

NAPANTAO, SAN RICARDO, SOUTHERN LEYTE - Owners of dive resorts in Southern Leyte are complaining about the illegal fishing they claim is being allowed by local officials in the world famous Napantao Fish Sanctuary in San Ricardo town...read more


JEERS photo of the week

Sand filled road construction hit

The recently constructed portions of Tomas Oppus road in barangay Mantahan, which have been filled with sand and covered with a thin layer of asphalt, should be reconstructed because its a hazard to motorists. Whoever “renovated” these sections of the road (which needed no repair) should be disqualified from future city projects.

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Thought for the week

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
-- Barack Obama


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