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Angry son kicks mother

Another Robbery victim bites the dust

Jilted lover hangs himself

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Dangerous drainage ditch

Macrohon’s nameless reef

Dr. Jose Lito Trumata

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Poor Trisikad drivers

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Huge waves triggered by Habagat winds and high tide easily breached the breakwater protecting Espina Boulevard in Maasin and flooded the street itself. Several wooden houses were also damaged in Barangay Pacu and other seaside communities along the city. Environmentalists are warning coastal residents here of rising sea levels due to the massive melting of ice in the North and South Poles. Experts believe that if a tidal surge the size of Yolanda’s should hit Maasin - the entire poblacion area would be inundated. (Photo and caption by SLT)

Resigned not fired!

Atty. Aguilar wants to focus on private practice

MAASIN CITY – Was Attorney Tobias Aguilar fired or did he really resign because he wanted to concentrate on his private practice? Ours sources claim he resigned because he could not adjust to the management style of the governor. And that this was also the reason why Dr. Jose Lito Trumata had resigned, although he too claimed, he wanted to focus more on his private hospital in Sogod...read more

Solon obtains 14 Million from CHED

MAASIN CITY --Congressman Damian Mercado was able to tap financial assistance from the national government for the tertiary education needs of his constituents in the lone district of this province...read more

A billion trees to be planted in Region 8

MAASIN CITY, July 17 -- On top of the regular National Greening Program that began four years ago and end 2016, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Eastern Visayas plans to plant a billion more fruit trees within the 40- meter “no build zone” along the shorelines there...read more

Mercado wants free dialysis for poor

MAASIN CITY- Reacting to the exorbitant cost of dialysis treatment in Southern Leyte, Governor Roger Mercado, has asked his brother the congressman to re-file the bill he sponsored when he was still congressman mandating all government hospitals in the country to provide free dialysis treatment for the poor...read more

City tackles motor cab drivers complaints

MAASIN CITY – The City Council has set new guide lines to regulate the rising number of unregistered motor cabs in Maasin City. Responding to a letter complaint addressed to Mayor Maloney Samaco from registered motor cabs concerning the operation of at least 80 colorum motorcabs which are either unregistered or whose franchise have expired...read more

Provincial government joins DepEd’s Child Feeding Program

MAASIN CITY - The Provincial Nutrition Committee’s Technical Working Group joined the Department of Education- Southern Leyte Division’s “Adopt a Child for School Feeding Program” at Padre Burgos last July 2. The launching which served as the kick-off activity of the Nutrition Month celebration this July highlights the school feeding program of 33 malnourished school children from Padre Burgos District schools...read more

Teenage pregnancy alarms city hall

MAASIN CITY - Some concerned City Councillors are alarmed by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities report that the Philippines was among the top ten countries where there is an increasing number of teenage mothers (3.6 million) and these statistics often translate to a higher incidence of poverty in the country.They believe it’s time they addressed this problem decisively...read more

Norwegian & friend thank Good Samaritan

TUNGA-TUNGA, MAASIN CITY- This touching incident has again proved that despite the hard times there are still very honest people in the city. According to city police sources Luz Castin, the assistant manager of the Maasin Shell Station and her fiancé KjelInge Fosdahl, a Norwegian journalist, are very grateful to Aileen Facundo who was on her way home to Basak, Rizal, when she found their bag on the Trisikad they were riding on...read more


JEERS photo of the week

Photo shows the overloading of passengers of a jeep going to Maasin. Inside the jeep is like a foul smelling gymnasium.

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Thoughts for the week

““Trust is like paper. Once it's crumpled, it can't be perfect again.”

“I do it because i can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.”

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today”  

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