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Goodd News for commuters

Here’s good news for regular commuters to Cebu. After many years of servicing our port with their oldest vessels, the Cokaliong Shipping Company has finally designated two of its largest vessels to ply the Cebu- Maasin route regularly. The vessels they have assigned to service our port are the MV Iligan and MV Iloilo.


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Illegal drug user nabbed

Most Wanted in province caught

Qualified Theft

Army officer bites friend


Ghirardelli & the Chocolate Factory

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Painter Malvin shines in Manila


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ATM criminals invade Maasin


MAASIN CITY – A well-organized criminal syndicate specializing in pilfering ATM accounts of unwary ATM cardholders are now operating in the city.According to police sources, most of the complaints were from cardholders who withdrew cash at ATMs located outside the Metro Hyper at Tagnipa, Maasin City...read more

Kalsada Program for So. Leyte

Southern Leyte is a recipient of a P100 Million fund under the Kalsada Program sourced from Special Local Road Fund which is also under the Motor Vehicle Users Charge...read more

Our Sin taxes are funding PhilHealth

MAASIN CITY – Henry Madula, the Philhealth Provincial Director here has revealed that his office and other government health and wellness providers have all benefited from the government’s so-called “sin taxes."...read more

Oging downplays LP defections

The Liberal Party (LP) downplayed the flight of some of its top allies in Southern Leyte to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).LP Representative Edgar Erice said allies of President Aquino in the province...read more

So. Leyte launches coral transplantation site

The Provincial Government of Southern Leyte has established its first coral transplantation site to address the challenges posed by climate change to save corals from imminent destruction due to high levels of siltation...read more

Summer 2016 Health Advisory

MAASIN CITY - With the hot days of El Niño compounded with the coming summer season now upon us, people are advised to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to escape heatstroke...read more

So. Leyte contractors to comply

MAASIN CITY –The DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWHSLDEO) has reminded contractors to improve their housekeeping in compliance with the government’s occupational safety standards...read more

Election forum to be held at SLSU

SOGOD - The Eastern Visayas leg of the #PHVoteThe Leader I Want forum is set to be held on Thursday, February 4, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the SLSU main campus in Sogod...read more

Pagara to fight again this February

MAASIN CITY - This coming February 27 local boxing hero and WBO Youth Intercontinental superbantamweight champion “Prince” Albert Pagara will be putting his title on the line against Juan Carlos Sanchez of Mexico...read more

Rockslides & mudslides cleared

MAASIN CITY – Maintenance workers have cleared three road sections from minor rockslides on Wednesday after days of heavy downpour in the province this week...read more

Mar Roxas visits "Duterte Country"

Gets lukewarm reception ffrom people

MAASIN CITY - Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas arrived in the city early Friday night and was met by local leaders of the LP headed by Governor Roger Mercado and Congressman Damian Mercado. Sources within the LP said that Roxas visit was due to the candidate’s need to boost his ratings in Southern Leyte as he is currently lagging behind in fourth place behind (Maasin City born) Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, and Senator Grace Poe. A regulated press conference was scheduled for him the next day, followed by a visit to the public market, and the unfinished seaport and airport at Barangays Caniwan and Pananawan.

“Viva Pit Señor”

MAASIN CITY - Street dancing and fluvial procession every January 16 in the city has already become part of our tradition to show our devotion to the Holy Child.Both Sinulog and Sakay-Sakay are religious-based themes and the icon of the Sr. Sto. Niño isemphasized in the celebration...read more

Solon wants second district created

Southern Leyte Representative Damian G. Mercado has sponsored a bill in congress which (if passed) would divide the province into two congressional districts. In pushing for the creation of an additional district Mercado said that for many years “the province has had only one congressman although its population has more than doubled...read more

DPWH SL office is among 7 best in RP

The DPWH Southern Leyte is one the seven offices in the country with outstanding ratings. The Southern Leyte Engineering Office has jumped to the 7th rank in 2015 from 105th (98 ranks higher from the previous year) in the annual rating of project implementation quality control performance...read more

Southern Leyteña tops board exam

Rosette Gaditano Pagpaguitan, who hails from Bontoc, Southern Leyteand the youngest of six children in a family of medical practitioners, ranked first in the 2015 National Dentistry Licensure Examination held last December. She obtained an average rating of 84.40 percent...read more

Southern Leyte is safest - PNP

TACLOBAN CITY - The Philippine National Police has placed 44 towns in Eastern Visayas on its election watch list for the May 9 elections, and only Southern Leyte is not included in its list of areas of concern this year. The provinces of Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran and even Calbayog City are included in the watch list...read more

Can-Iwan port is now completed

CAN-IWAN, MAASIN CITY – According to the Philippine Ports Authority, the Can-iwan Seaport has been completed and will be inaugurated soon by LP Presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas. Although the 59 million port which was constructed late 2015 is already open, the PPA is still looking for shipping companies....read more

Stricter gun ban for 2016 polls

“No person will be allowed to bear, carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside their residence or place of business in all public places from January 10 to June 8, except those issued with Certificates of Authority.” Nicerio Obaob, the Southern Leyte Police Provincial Director, conducted on-the-spot random inspection...read more

PSWDO to suspend grants during campaign period

MAASIN CITY - Extending financial assistance for social services to indigents will have to take a break soon as the 45-day campaign period for local candidates starts on March 25 until June 8 according to the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office here...read more






UPDATE : Additional Budget to hasten airport’s completion

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has reportedly released P70 Million for the development of the Maasin City airport at barangay Panan-awan this year. In addition, Congressman Damian Mercado also confirmed that there was an additional budget request of Php160 million already forwarded for the same project. Liberal Party standard bearer and former DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas who visited Maasin City recently stressed the need to have a functional commercial airport so products can be transported fast and marketed to other places. Roxas made this point in his speech inside the city gym.



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