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Aggregates from CDO?

The above mega-barge filled with aggregates reportedly from Cagayan de Oro which was docked last Friday at the Maasin City pier and intended for the Lady of Assumption Enterprises was seen hovering along the barangay
Mambajao coastline for several days before unloading its cargo at the city pier. The question city residents are asking is: why buy aggregates from far away Cagayan de Oro when all our major rivers in Maasin, Bontoc and Sogod are all being mined daily under the pretense of river rechanneling?


Can Piñol save our abaca industry?

Senator De Lima’s Dilemma

Too Many Cooks


High on drugs

15 day contract for nurses

Fish from Maasin City


Bora-bora motorcycles seized by authorities

School Principal shot inside her office

Call center agent arrested for estafa


PNB celebrates 100 years

Is the Gentle Giant dying?

Ringo remembered


Online comments from netizens

Delayed salary of Bantay Dagat

Hopes for action on Climate Change







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


PALO, LEYTE - At least 74 government officials and 154 civilians will face charges for allegedly protecting the illegal drug operation of Kerwin Espinosa who has been tagged as the biggest drug lord in Eastern Visayas...read more

DILG reports confusing

Since this PNP report was published in our website, we have been swamped with questions from our readers, regarding the article which announced that the Maasin City Police force was the “The Best” in Eastern Visayas...read more

Southern Leyte is healing it's reefs

PADRE BURGOS – The bamboo artificial reefs in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, a small fishing town known for its white sand beaches and world-class dive sites, has become a rich haven for fish, corals, invertebrates and many other marine organisms, according to Provincial Consultant on Marine Tourism Rio Cahambing...read more


Many nurses at the provincial hospital have not reported for duty since late August and early September when they were told that their August 5 to 15 wages would not be paid, an 11-day loss of income for their vital services...read more

Barangay Captain Tan dies from gunshot wounds

MAASIN CITY - Reynaldo “Dodie” Cardoza Tan, the barangay captain of Ibarra, Maasin City, who was shot and wounded by unidentified men last August 17 died from his wounds last Friday evening, September 2...read more

SLSU gets 100% passing in electrical engineering exams

The Southern Leyte State University (SLSU), the only university in the province, has achieved another milestone after getting a perfect passing rate in the recently concluded Electrical Engineer licensure examination...read more


The skeletal remains found in a shallow grave near a rice plantation in Badiang, Maasin City which was believed to be that of the missing boy, AJ
Elmsdrical Morales was buried last Saturday morning at the city Catholic cemetary in barangay Mambajao...read more

Two Sogod drug pushers shot dead

SOGOD TOWN – Last August 25, two suspected drug pushers considered as “High Value Targets” were killed here by a police team during a Search and Seizure operation in this town. The slain suspects were identified as Dowel and Jason Enoc who were alleged members of the Dagting Drug Group...read more

PNP Director pursues Shallene killer

CAMP BANTUG, MAASIN CITY– PNP Provincial Director Warren F. De Leon has informed the Southern Leyte Times that they are doing their best to catch the principal suspect in the gruesome abduction, rape and murder of 14-year old, Maasin City High School student Shallene Liwag, whose ravaged body was found in a shallow grave in barangay Nasaug, Maasin City almost 14 months ago...read more

Mercado wants SL to be greenest in the region

MAASIN CITY - Congressman Roger Mercado recently announced that an estimated six million trees have now been planted in various parts of Southern Leyte and more are still being planted. To mark his 65th birthday, a massive tree planting effort was launched by Mercado himself with the support of local government officials and various civic organizations...read more

We’re still tops in finishing public works projects

MAASIN CITY - The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office has maintained its status as top-notcher in absorptive capacity among Eastern Visayas provinces. This means that the office has efficiently and effectively implemented all assigned infra projects in reference to proper financial utilization...read more

“Bora-bora” users beware!

MAASIN CITY - Motorcycles in the city who have installed extremely loud Bora-Bora mufflers which are illegal will be pulled over and fined by local Land Transportation officers starting next week. Under Maasin City Resolution No. 498, which the Land Transportation Office, has kindly provided us a copy of...read more




New PNP stations to be launched

Police Senior Superintendent Marni Caluya Marcos Jr., PSSupt Norberto Tuazon and Acting Provincial Director Warren De Leon graced the ground breaking ceremonies for the new PNP stations at Tomas Oppus and Macrohon last September 14. Among those who attended the Blessing and Ground breaking ceremony were Provincial Board Member Fe Edillo, and Adriano Idjao, the Provincial Board Member representing the 1st District of Southern Leyte.


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