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Fogging operations by the Department of Health-Technical Department in Barangay Ibarra, Maasin City, last October 13, 2016.


The Commission on Audit (COA) found as costly Limasawa town’s spending of P110,554.60 for the registration and transportation expenses of its officials attending a climate change forum in Cebu City...read more

War against “Chikungunya” rages on

MAASIN CITY - The Southern Leyte Technical Department and Fogging Team Operation began chemically fogging some 900 households last October 13 to 20 after the Department of Health Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (DOH-RESU) declared a Chikungunya outbreak in Maasin City with 548 cases recorded...read more

EV ranks 2nd poorest region in RP

Maasin City - A report from the latest Family Income and Expenditure Survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority says that the Eastern Visayas (EV) region ranked the second poorest in the country...read more

Limasawa road 82 percent complete

MAASIN CITY - A P44-million circumferential road in the island town of Limasawa, Southern Leyte, once finished, is expected to boost the town’s tourism potential according to the Department of Public Works and Highways-Southern Leyte District Engineering Office...read more

Mian delivers first 100 days accomplishment

“Public office is a public trust,” as the opening message of Governor Damian G. Mercado during his first 100 days report of accomplishments for the province of Southern Leyte...read more


DONGON – Maasin City has been declared under Chikungunya outbreak by the Department of Health Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (DOH-RESU) after detecting 548 suspected cases from July to September this year. Based on records, barangay Ibarra has the highest number having 52% of the total cases recorded, while 38% were recorded from Maria Clara and 10% from Pasay...read more

NBI opens office in Sogod town

SOGOD – In its effort to bring services closer to the people, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) launched its first satellite clearance center in the province of Southern Leyte last Monday (October 11), according to Mayor Imelda Tan’s husband, former Vice-Governor Sheffered Lino Tan...read more

Cha-cha for federalism rolls in House

MANILA – The House committee on constitutional amendments had its deliberations on several proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution, or the proposed shift from presidential to a federal system as espoused by President Rodrigo Duterte. Southern Leyte’s Representative Roger “Oging” Mercado, said recently that his panel would discuss proposals to convene Congress as a constituent assembly..read more

S. Leyte enhances road markings

MAASIN CITY - The Department of Public Work and Highways – Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) has acquired three new machines to enhance road markings and extend its service life. These are the kneading machine, thermoplastic applicator and paint removing machine with a total worth of 2 million pesos...read more


CEBU CITY - Southern Leyte Times Founder and Publisher Antonio Mendoza Reyes, joined his creator a few minutes before midnight last October 6, Thursday evening...read more

P10 million earmarked for Combado bridge

MAASIN CITY -To improve accessibility and safety, Maasin City officials decided to spend some P10 million for the construction of a new concrete bridge at barangay Combado to replace the 10-meter dilapidated wooden bridge that currently links the city’s market area to the offices of the DepEd City Division, the city national high school and the Bureau of Internal Revenue...read more

DPWH steps up preparation for 2017 projects

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Preparation for 2017 projects is more than halfway done by the Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) as the field office braces for higher infrastructure spending next year. Pre-detailed engineering activities are now 75 percent done while bidding process will kick off in October..read more

NGCP turns over new water system to Maasin City barangay

MAASIN CITY – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has recently turned over a new water system to the barangay folks of Guadalupe, around 12-kilometer ride from Maasin City’s poblacion area. The water system reportedly caters to some 300 households in the said
barangay out of the more than 530 total households, according to barangay Chairman Guadalupe Cutamora...read more

Weesam doubles scheduled trips

MAASIN CITY – Approximately three months after their maiden voyage, Weesam Express officially launched its additional scheduled trip plying the Maasin-Cebu route and vice-versa starting last October 8, 2016. The daily trip from Cebu bound for Maasin is now scheduled at 6am and 1:30pm, while the one from Maasin to Cebu is at 9:30am and 5:00 pm...read more


LABOON - Apparently escaping the limelight, the protocol and frenzy of his coming, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte came to Maasin City last Sunday, September 25, to the utter surprise of those who saw him in person, notably in barangay Laboon, his birthplace and home in his younger years...read more

“No Helmet” leads to drug arrest

BONTOC – A 3-hour routine checkpoint set up in the early hours at the national highway of brgy. Poblacion, Bontoc, Southern Leyte last September 25, Monday morning tallied up an impressive performance which resulted to the apprehension of alleged drug trader, Loilan Florida y Bucton...read more

Bomb scare in the city

MAASIN CITY – An unattended package caused an early morning bomb scare at the city terminal in brgy. Tagnipa last Monday, September 26. According to police report, the package was found atop a wooden table at around 2:45 a.m...read more

P11 million lumber seized in Liloan Port

LILOAN - Around P11 million worth of timber from San Jose Mondragon, Northern Samar was confiscated by authorities at the Liloan port, Southern Leyte...read more

7th National Scout Venture Camp

MALAPOC NORTE - The Boy Scouts of the Philippines has lauded Maasin City, Southern Leyte, the birthplace of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, being the official host of the 7th National Scout Venture Camp, with the theme “Growth and Stability” last September 25-30 in Camp Danao, Malapoc Norte...read more

Viaduct soon to rise in San Ricardo town

SAN RICARDO - A viaduct will soon rise within the new San Ricardo-Liloan road, adding up to the list of tourist attractions in the southernmost tip of Southern Leyte...read more


MAASIN CITY - The Office of the Ombudsman has endorsed to the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas for review the case involving the Maasin City government’s leasing out of certain portions of prime public land back in 2011...read more

Fire hits Libagon town

LIBAGON – A huge fire was reported last Friday morning here in barangay Gakat, Libagon, Southern Leyte, razing at least 4 residential houses, a copra dryer and a small welding shop. The fire immediately spread to nearby houses which were mostly made of light materials...read more

Another S. Leyteño dead in war vs. drugs in Metro Manila

PASAY CITY - “I’m a drug courier in Leyte. You’re next.” This was the message written on a piece of paper found on a body, wrapped in packaging tape and stuffed inside a black plastic box that turned up on Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City last Tuesday September 20...read more

Piñol to save Southern Leyte’s abaca industry

SOGOD - Southern Leyte’s once mighty Abaca Industry, which was declared dead on April 2009 by no less than Danilo Ocayo, the National Director of the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) has received a new lease in life in the form of a P50-million cash assistance for its abaca rehabilitation and development program in Sogod town...read more

Farmer injured after lightning throws him off the ground

HINUNDAYAN – A man was injured after reportedly being struck by a lightning bolt here while he was climbing a coconut tree last Tuesday in barangay Baculod, Hinundayan, Southern Leyte...read more



San Bernardo bet crowned Mutya ng Limasawa

LIMASAWA – Maria Malbas of barangay San Bernardo outsmarted six other candidates to win the Mutya ng Limasawa 2016 title during the recently held pageant at the Municipal Gymnasium, Tuesday night, October 11. Malbas also bragged the Best in Evening Gown, Best in Swimwear and Best in Casual awards. Mayor Nilo Petracorta, together with other LGU officials graced the competition, which is one of the major events of the annual town’s fiesta. Rachelle Mae Silvio from Triana village won the first runner-up title while Ricachelle Carnales of barangay Cabulihan won the second runner up and was chosen as Miss Photogenic and People’s Choice award. Completing the four finalists were Beverly Villaronza and Nhjrene Catig of barangay Lugsongan, Rechelyn Moral of barangay Magallanes, and Judina Olojan of Triana village.


Miss Earth Sogod, Southern Leyte 2015 Eco Video - Miss Earth Foundation inc.






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