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The piling of uncollected trash right next to the Maasin Public Market has already attracted swarms of flies and pose the risk of food contamination .Attention City Hall, please fix ASAP.


Duterte should consult his technocrats

Dummies No More

Our Greatest Basketball Player


Engine replacement


Wasted shredder


500 drug personalities surrender

Hospital pushing incident

Suspected Vietnamese drug pusher arrested


Artambay painting catches budding artists

Southern Leyte celebrates 56th Founding Anniversary

The driving force of Living Hope Hospital


Delayed salary of Bantay Dagat

Hopes for action on Climate Change

Online comments from netizens





Purging in Maasin


MAASIN CITY, SOUTHERN LEYTE– Another suspected drug pusher was shot dead here after reportedly resisting arrest in a buy-bust operation at his house in barangay Combado last July 15. The suspect was identified as 32 year old Jerry Zamora “Jer-jer” a basketball player and known drug pusher in the city...read more

Governor Mian supports police drug drive

SOUTHERN LEYTE - Governor Damian Mercado has confirmed he fully supports the President’s war against illegal drugs in the province. “Marami akong pinahuli na drug pushers at users. Bahala na magalit sila sa akin basta kalaban ko talaga ang drugs,” Mercado stated in an interview recently...read more

Maasin is 91st least competitive city

PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES - During its 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit in 2016, the National Competitiveness Council revealed that Maasin City had ranked 91st least component city in the Philippines...read more

DA allots P100M to revive SL abaca industry

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting P100 million to rejuvenate the province’s ailing abaca industry. To boost the industry’s output, the DA has earmarked P5 billion for the next five years...read more

Governor to highlight President’s hometown

MAASIN CITY – Since many Filipinos still don’t know that the 16th president of our republic, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, was born in barangay Laboon, Maasin City and not Davao City, Governor Damian G. Mercado is planning to install significant markers and signboards to inform people who visit here that Southern Leyte is the home province of our President...read more

Barangay and SK poll registration deadline set on Friday

SOUTHERN LEYTE - Nearly two months after the May 2016 national and local polls, the Commission on Elections was already gearing up for the next village and youth council elections. A deadline this coming July 30 is set for the registration of voters for the October polls, according to City Election Officer III Irman Laurence Gelsano...read more

Gabions curb landslides along Prov’l highways

MAASIN CITY –The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) is expecting a significant reduction of landslide incidents along national roads in the province with the installation of gabions in critical areas...read more

Advocacy on airport, seaport, and tourism

The SLCCI, in its strong advocacy for the realization of a commercially operational airport and seaport, sought audience with “balik” Governor Mian Mercado. Included in the Chamber’s agenda was its earlier suggestion that would help boost SL tourism by seizing the rare opportunity of having a President of the Philippines who is a Southern Leyteno by birth...read more

Shootout in Sogod

SOGOD, So. Leyte – A former police officer, who was a known drug pusher, was killed here after he engaged policemen in a gunfight during a buy-bust operation at his residence in barangay Zone 1 Sogod, Southern Leyte last Wednesday July 13...read more

Mosquito born virus strikes Ichon villages

ICHON, MACROHON - As of last week, there were fifty nine reported cases of Chikungunya victims in this town, according to Joel Napuli, Disease Surveillance Nurse - Technical Department of the Provincial Hospital...read more

De Leon is new PNP Provincial Chief

CAMP BANTUG, SOUTHERN LEYTE - Police Senior Superintendent Warren F. De Leon is the new PNP Provincial Director of Southern Leyte. He replaced Superintendent Nelson Eucogno last Tuesday in a simple turnover ceremony at their headquarters at Camp Bantug...read more

DPWH employee busted in drug sting

MAASIN CITY - A 45-year old government employee, who is from Laboon, Maasin City, the birthplace of President Rodrigo Duterte who is known for his iron-fisted rule against illegal drugs, was arrested in a buybust operation in barangay Combado last July 6, Wednesday...read more

Prince Pagara suffers first loss

Though Albert “Prince” Pagara scored an exciting first round knock down against his opponent, Mexican Cesar Juarez, the veteran boxer’s (Juarez) stamina and skill eventually prevailed and the young boxer from Maasin City was stopped in the 8th round...read more

101 Addicts Yield


MAASIN CITY – Almost a hundred suspected drug pushers and users have surrendered to police authorities in Southern Leyte. This was revealed to SLT by the newly appointed PNP Regional Director, Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Beltejar, during his visit to Camp Alfredo Bantug last Thursday morning...read more

23,000 families here are poor

SOUTHERN LEYTE – Forty percent of the residents in Eastern Visayas are are now living in poverty, according to the latest assessment by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Among the identified poor households in the region, 23,000 are living in Southern Leyte, according to Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer Alfonso Espina...read more

People warned against landslides

LUNAS, MAASIN CITY– An early warning sensor installed here by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has detected a significant ground movement in barangay Lunas, Maasin City, Southern Leyte after days of heavy rains in the province...read more

Arquero bags gold medal

Showing self-confidence and precision, taekwondo junior black belter Francis G. Arquero, who
hails from Mambajao, Maasin City, Southern Leyte and who is a member of the local taekwondo club Black Eagle, bagged a gold medal in the recent SMART National Poomsae held at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City...read more

New road brings hope to San Ricardo village

SAN RICARDO – The on-going road project in the far-flung village of Kinachawa here brings hope to locals, whose community has been isolated by a bumpy and hilly farm-to-market road...read more

Mary Diane is Miss Southern Leyte 2016

SOUTHERN LEYTE - A smart and beautiful lady from Macrohon town was crowned Miss Southern Leyte 2016 during the 56th Founding Anniversary celebration at the Sunken Garden, Capitol Grounds last Wednesday night...read more

Duterte appoints Maasinhon


MAASIN CITY - Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, who is considered the country’s greatest basketball player, was recently appointed Philippine Sports Commissioner by President Rodrigo Duterte...read more

“Local boy” is 16th President

Who would have thought a few years ago that our very own Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the self professed "young skinny weakling” who never backed out from a fight, and who was born in barangay Laboon, Maasin City is now the 16th President of the Republic...read more

28 drug users surrender in Libagon

LIBAGON, Southern Leyte – At least 28 self-confessed drug users surrendered to the local police force in Libagon town recently even before President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office...read more

Pinoy okays Fisheries Centers in Region 8

President Aquino has signed a law allowing the establishment of training, development and production centers in the provinces of Southern Leyte, Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Samar and Northern Samar...read more




DA Secretary visits SL

Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Manny Piñol visited Southern Leyte at Sogod town on July 14, Thursday and had a conversation with local officials, farmers and agricultural officers. The agriculture czar presented his laudable plans like the resurgence of abaca affected by diseases, improvement in irrigation systems, and increase in rice and crop production. The most applauded statement of Piñol was his drive to eradicate corruption in the agency.

Partial unofficial Election Results


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






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