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Mega-bridge must be saved!

MAASIN, SOUTHERN LEYTE – The 84meter high and 350 meter long concrete bridge which is the highest in the Philippines and is considered one of the engineering marvels of the country is now endanger of collapsing. According to Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia, the area surrounding the bridge’s two supporting pillars have eroded and the access road beneath the structure itself has collapsed...read more

Landslides eroding Agas-Agas Mega Bridge

KAHUPIAN, SOGOD – An inspection team of the DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineering Office headed by District Engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia, DM visited the Agas-agas Bridge last August 7. She said the bridge presently poses significant risks since the ground where both Bridge Piers I and II foundation are situated have scoured and the access road beneath the bridge had collapsed...read more

City progress wows visitor

MAASIN CITY -- One indicator of Maasin’s progress since it became a city 14 years ago was MMDA Chairman Tolentino’s observation of the city during his key note speech during the city’s charter Day celebration last August 10 when he said: “You have to be an outsider who has been here 14 years before to really appreciate the difference in the city.”..read more

MMDA chief to provide more traffic lights for Maasin

MAASIN CITY -- He was here in 2003, at that time Francis Tolentino was Mayor of Tagaytay City, and eleven years later, he was back Maasin this time as chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) a cabinet-level post. Tolentino was the guest of honor and speaker during the 14th charter day anniversary program last Sunday, August 10...read more

Albert Pagara receives Outstanding Maasinhon Award

MAASIN CITY -- Prince Albert Pagara, the country's hottest young fighter, was awarded as Outstanding Maasinhon in the field of Sports during the 14th Charter Day Celebration of Maasin City, Southern Leyte last August 10, 2014. Speaking before 5,000 plus capacity crowd at the Maasin City Gym, Pagara thanked all those who supported his career, this writer as the city's chief executive, and his boss Antonio..Aldeguer...read more

4 bridges were damaged by recent earthquake

Three vital bridges along the national highway were badly damaged by the intensity 6 earthquake that rocked Hinundayan, Southern Leyte and its neighboring towns of Hinunagan, Silago, Saint Bernard and San Juan last July 25 at around 9 o’clock in the morning...read more

Malon padlocks 3 stores selling cigarettes

MAASIN CITY - Mayor Maloney Samaco has ordered the closure of 3 stores in the city which were
still selling cigarettes despite repeated warnings. He said the city team which monitors and implements city health ordinances has also been watching a big grocery store which continued flaunting the city’s anti-smoking laws...read more

President Reyes of SLSU retires

SOGOD, SOUTHERN LEYTE August 8 – Dr. Gloria Markines Reyes completed her eight years as President of Southern Leyte State University today and bid goodbye to the 5 campuses that comprised SLSU. She was the first Southern Leyteňo to be elected to the position...read more

Eastern Visayas ready for Pope’s visit

Officials and people of Eastern Visayas are eagerly awaiting the coming of Pope Francis next year from January 15-19. Mayor Remedios Petilla said the people there are anxious to see the Pope in person. Around 1 to 2 million people are expected to attend the High Mass which he will officiate. Reports have indicated that the Pope will be visiting areas devastated by typhoon super typhoon Yolanda...read more

Red Cross grass root teams organized

The Philippine Red Cross Southern Leyte Chapter recently established the Red Cross 143/Volunteer Service- Southern Leyte Chapter to intensify it's working force down to the grass roots level in the province and elected its officers as well...read more

Thompson Beats Aguelo in Mexico

In the encounter entitled as a World Boxing Council super featherweight eliminator, WBC No. 2 rated contender Mexican Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson won a ten round unanimous decision over Filipino Adones “Yamagata” Aguelo on Saturday night (Sunday morning Philippine time) at the Estadio Nachan Kaan in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Thompson dropped Aguelo at the end of round six with a big right hand and coasted along to a unanimous decision...read more


JEERS photo of the week

Do you remember the movie “A Bridge Too Far!” Well we have our own version of that World War II movie in Barangay San Roque, Macrohon, where the two bridges (above) were built only a few meters apart.

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Thought for the week

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” Bruce Lee

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