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Maasin gets additional funds for airport

MAASIN CITY – The Panan-awan airport in Maasin City will get an additional P151.5 million funding for the construction of its flight service station and navigational facilities. This phase of the airport which started more than 16 years ago is scheduled for completion in December 2017, according to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Eastern Visayas area manager Danilo Abareta...read more

DPWH Southern Leyte braces for La Niña

MAASIN CITY – Since the Mines and Geosciences Bureau has ranked Southern Leyte as the seventh most vulnerable to heavy landslides in the Philippines, the Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office is stepping up preparations for the rainy season...read more

Protection of the national bird urged

SILAGO – To mark the Philippine Environment Month and Philippine Eagle week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has urged the public to support and protect the Philippine eagle by conducting an on-site awareness raising activity to local residents, especially in brgy. Catmon, Silago, Southern Leyte..read more

Netizens want city officials to complete airport

In most of the comments in SLT’s Facebook netizens were becoming increasingly impatient with the agonizingly slow pace of construction work on the city airport which has been going on for decades. They feel this way because Southern Leyte’s inaccessibility has been the main reason why visitors and investors don’t want to come here...read more

Maasin City airport faces further delay

PANAN-AWAN, MAASIN CITY - During our last visit to the city airport, only the construction of trusses for the passenger terminal was in progress, and according to the construction foreman it should be finished next month.While the construction of the roof, which was scheduled for completion this year, would probably be delayed since only 11 laborers are now deployed on the site...read more

Slow progress of park project hit

MAASIN CITY - Parks are perfect places where children, families, students, friends, lovers and even tourists want to spend their time especially during weekends. City residents were therefore very excited to learn that the city plaza would be renovated to make it more beautiful than it was before...read more

So. Leyteño pushers nabbed in Palo

Anti-narcotics agents have arrested a provincial jail guard and his four companions who were caught possessing close to P5 million worth of shabu. Renato Saratan, 44, jail guard at the Leyte sub-provincial jail in Baybay City, was collared inside a motel in nearby Palo town...read more

Local LP biggest May poll spenders

SOUTHERN LEYTE – Among the political parties here the Liberal Party was the biggest spender in the recent May polls spending P1,728,924.00 of which 80 percent were spent for the Mercado brothers...read more

Netizens slam SOCE of top candidates

“Gihimog tanga ang mga taga Maasin..knsa mai mutuo ana?, Praying for miracles ko ani nga figures. Omg! 80k og 28k? Feeling poor!” (They’re taking Maasinhons for fools; who would believe the figures they certified in their SOCE? These lines of the developing viral post have been doing the rounds online on social media...read more


Business leaders check status of new Can-iwan Seaport

Some SLCCI officers and members, together with Maasin City Councilor Nestor Sy, visited the Guadalupe Seaport at Can-iwan last week. Their objective was to see the actual status of the seaport and why it has not yet been operating. Barangay Captain Guadalupe Cutamora informed the group that recently a fishing boat docked there to deliver fish to Maasin but this was not a regular activity. She said that she has requested our city officials to maximize the use of the new port to increase economic activity in the barangay. Upon ocular inspection, the SLCCI group confirmed that the pier was still too shallow, and this was why shipping lines refused to dock there. Dredging the shallow parts was therefore recommended. Geographically located, the Can-iwan seaport is strategic for trips to Ubay, Bohol and Cebu, especially during the habagat season. With this first-hand information, SLCCI assured the barangay officials that it would help them. The people’s money has already been spent for the construction of the seaport and we must make sure it is built correctly.

Digong wants mining stopped!


DAVAO CITY – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has accused commercial mining companies of destroying our environment, and wants them to shape up, or close shop. The mercurial former mayor of Davao City made this announcement during his thanksgiving party last Saturday at the Crocodile Park attended by over 200,000 supporters...read more

Gov’t scholars can now apply on-line

Have you ever tried applying for a scholarship without hassle and wasting paper or stamps? If so, Edukasyon.ph, a social enterprise that helps students find right education for careers, and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) have joined forces calling on education institutions to provide online application scholarships for students, faculty and staff under the K to 12 Transition Program...read more

Legal luminary Enage Jr. passes away

MAASIN CITY - Well known law practitioner Manuel “Jun” Enage Jr. passed away Friday morning, June 10. According to reports the well known lawyer died of cardiac arrest...read more

So. Leyte now has 422,000 people

For three census years, Southern Leyte has consistently remained the slowest growing province among the six provinces in Region Eight...read more

Nikko Mercado is biggest city poll spender

MAASIN CITY - Candidates who won and lost in the May 9 elections flocked to the Comelec office here last Wednesday, June 8, to beat the deadline for the submission of their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE)...read more

DPWH steps up school opening readiness

MAASIN CITY -- The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) joined the Brigada Eskwela by stepping up efforts to prepare classrooms, school grounds, and roads for the new academic year...read more

Hanginan mishap


HANGINAN, MAASIN CITY – A power loader which is used to lift and load heavy materials owned by a Maasin-based construction company plunged into a 4-meter deep ditch here last May 31 killing one occupant and wounding three others. Initial investigation revealed that the loader which was bound for barangay Hanginan had developed engine trouble and fell into the deep drainage ditch...read more

Residents slam Liloan’s bumpy roads

LILOAN, SOUTHERN LEYTE – Do you have to pass by unpaved roads on your day-to-day travels? Irnah Ticod Limen, a concerned netizen from barangay Bahay Maugoc, Liloan, Southern Leyte posted on her Facebook account last May 24 about her hometown's unforgiving roads and calling for government involvement on the matter...read more

SLCCI pushes for more boats in Maasin

MAASIN CITY - The Southern Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry met with Rodolfo Morano, the Manager of Maasin Port, Philippine Ports Authority in order to find out the reason why there are no boats docking in the Guadalupe (Can-iwan) new seaport...read more

Provincial hospital gets new CT Scan

DONGON, MAASIN CITY – The Department of Health is providing a diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) Scan to the provincial hospital to give patients here better access to quality health care services...read more










Southern Leyte joined the National earthquake Drill last June 22. The PNP, schools and concerned NGOs joined the drill. Participants were told to Drop, Cover and Hold for falling debris as their initial response during an earthquake as the cute child above shows.

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