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July 1 - 7, 2017



Seated (L-R): Attorneys Ana Maria Gono, Lyn Mulaan, Menchie Ann Salinas, Standing: Attorneys Melfa Salidaga, and Shiela Marie Reyes

L-R): Attorneys Medardo Basco Jr., Leyson Bert Rio, Marvin Magaipo, and Jovanni Christian Plateros


The Law is Almost Optional

What coastal road?

Alternative fact fake news, anyone?


Overpriced basketball goals?

Jackstones/tetrapods or wavebreakers

Hot number 8888


Phone shop’s suspected robber apprehended

Pintuyan’s “Most Wanted” caught

Store merchandiser found dead in rented house


A Big Voice with a Big Heart

Tatay Mian celebrates 62nd birthday

There is forever for Estrella & Antonio


Abuse of priviledge

Online comments from netizens

Delayed salary of Bantay Dagat







SUNKEN GARDEN – Maria Lyn Diola Auman, a mother of three children, and a native of Maria Clara, Maasin City was hailed and crowned as Southern Leyte’s Matron Queen for 2017 last Thursday evening at the Sunken Garden, Capitol Grounds...read more

Caryl Ann is Miss Teen Pintados

PALO, LEYTE – A 17-year-old lass from Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte, won this year’s Miss Teen Pintados held at the Leyte Academic Center, Palo Leyte...read more

Angeline Quinto rocks Maasin

CAPITOL GROUNDS - The crowd went wild after “The Voice” Season 2 Grand Champion Jason Dy and the “Queen of Teleserye Theme songs” Angeline Quinto rocked the stage last June 29, (Thursday evening) at the Sunken Garden, Capitol Grounds...read more

Wider roads for Maasin, Sogod & Macrohon

MAASIN CITY – To address traffic congestion, the Department of Public Works and Highways field office here has kicked off P115 million pesos for widening of the national road in Southern Leyte...read more

“Engkwentro” Boxing at the Garden

MAASIN CITY - In line with the province’s 57th Founding Anniversary, an inter-town 2-day boxing tournament was held last Wednesday and Thursday evening at the Sunken Garden, Capitol Site...read more

Catmon - Southern Leyte’s tarsier lair

SILAGO - The tiny barangay of Catmon is fast becoming known as the tarsier capital of Southern Leyte. According to DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca, residents of the barangay have been actively protecting the specie known as the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) which is considered as one of the world's smallest monkeys...read more


DONGON – The provincial health office recently sounded the alarm on the increasing number of Southern Leyteños infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which, according to HIV Provincial Coordinator Eunice Aida Batalon, is statistically trending upward...read more

Outstanding Southern Leyteños 2017

SOUTHERN LEYTE – Seven Southern Leyteños will be receiving the highly coveted Outstanding Southern Leyteño Award (OSLA) as part of the province’s celebration during its 57th Founding Anniversary...read more

Full alert security for So. Leyte founding anniversary

CAMP ALFREDO BANTUG – This year’s founding anniversary will have a beefed up police security as the Philippine National Police (PNP) office recently informed SLT that it has intensified security measures in the province, particularly in Maasin City...read more

DOST launches fun learning for public students

The Provincial Science and Technology Center recently held a Road Trip Explorer Program last June 18-23 that catered to elementary and high school students, mostly enrolled in public schools, to bring out fun learning experience and interactive experiments that enhance the knowledge of Southern Leyteño youth...read more

Dengue threat alarming

DONGON – The provincial health government has reminded the public to take extra precautions to prevent dengue infections especially with the onset of the rainy season...read more

SLSU to monitor World Bank subprojects

SOGOD - Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) became the first academe in the Visayas region that will be involved in monitoring subprojects of World Bankfunded Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) being implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA)...read more


MAASIN CITY – For every hour that passes, one Southern Leyteño baby is born. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed this to the press based on the agency’s vital statistics for the year 2016...read more

No more “shoulder road” parking!

MAASIN CITY – In its bid to ease traffic congestion, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will soon be deputizing personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field offices to catch illegally parked vehicles on the national highways of the province...read more

Fire eats up two residential houses in Padre Burgos town

PADRE BURGOS – At least P350,000 worth of property was eaten up by a fire that hit two residential area in Barangay Poblacion, Padre Burgos last May 25. Bureau of Fire Protection declared fire out after an hour of intense operation...read more

Gonzales is first local “Doctor to the Barrios”

MAASIN CITY - Coming from a family of engineers, 26-year-old Lesgard John Gonzales, from Maasin City, still pursued his passion of becoming a doctor...read more

Maasinhon officer grateful for 2017 TOPS nomination

TACLOBAN CITY- Army major Arturo M. Dumalagan, of the Office of Civil Military Operations, 8th Infantry Division based in Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City, has expressed his thanks for the support he got from the public after he was included in the final list of eligible nominees for this year’s The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS)...read more

UV Green Lancers top St. Bernard basketball cup

SAINT BERNARD - The University of the Visayas Green Lancers made sure not to make the same mistakes as they scored a 78-63 revenge win over the Southwestern University Cobras to bag the 2017 St. Isidore Parish Fiesta Inter- Collegiate Invitational Basketball Cup in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte...read more

“Oplan Balik Eskwela” launched

MAASIN CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to ensure the smooth and orderly resumption of classes this June 5 through Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE), to be implemented during the first week of the school year...read more

SJC produces 13 new accountants

Thirteen Saint Joseph College (SJC) graduates successfully hurdled last May’s Certified Public Accountant licensure examination, and posted for the school a 26.53 percent passing rate...read more





Sights & souunds in Maasin

Sinugdan Festival 2017

Summer time in So. Leyte 2017






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