Policewoman sad for leaving CCPO, but happy to head home to family

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Corporal Kerstien Mae Cledera, 34, from Hinunangan town, Southern Leyte, shed tears of joy and sadness when she learned about being reassigned to a police station in her hometown and leaving the…

Kaplag: Sto. Niño de Malitbog found after 30 years

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Santo Niño de Malitbog is one of the greatest mysteries in Southern Leyte because in the late 1980s the image was lost or stolen when it was brought to Cebu City to…

Maasin City candle makers return SAP subsidy

Jani Arnaiz 05/07/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – A couple who earn their living by making and selling candles in this city, returned their Social Amelioration Program cash subsidy on Thursday after they unexpectedly received P5,000 from the Department of…

Maasin City readies quarantine facility for returning OFWs

Jani Arnaiz 05/06/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The city government of Maasin has prepared its own quarantine facility intended for the four returning OFWs who will arrive in the city this Friday, May 8. In its LGU Maasin City…

Capitol workers back at work as S. Leyte now in GCQ

Jani Arnaiz 05/04/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Capitol employees returned to work this morning in full force after the provincial government of Southern Leyte downgraded the enhanced community quarantine to a general community quarantine on May 1. It was…

SAP distribution in Maasin City continues one day before deadline

Jani Arnaiz 04/29/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The second day of the distribution of P5,000 cash assistance to COVID-19 affected individuals in the city went on smoothly on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Village Chief Bernard Gaviola of Mambajao in…

Maasin City cancels all fiesta celebrations due to COVID-19

Jani Arnaiz 04/28/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Merry May will no longer be merry as fiestas to be held on this month or any month under COVID-19 will no longer be celebrated, here. Even Barangay days and anniversaries in…

Frontliners in S. Leyte deliver baby at checkpoint

Jani Arnaiz 04/27/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte—Frontliners in a town in Southern Leyte helped deliver a baby at a checkpoint along the boundary of the towns of Hinundayan and Anahawan on April 25, 2020.  In a report from Radio Pilipinas…

So. Leyte town raises funds for SAP-excluded families thru music

Jani Arnaiz 04/23/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Indigents of Sogod town this province, who were not included in the DSWD’s list of beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) need not worry that much. This after the local government…

NFA: So. Leyte has enough rice supply for the duration of ECQ

Jani Arnaiz 04/19/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte –- The National Food Authority (NFA) here has assured Southern Leytenos that they have ample supply of the staple food during the heightened community quarantine until the next delivery of rice from Ilo-ilo…

Southern Leyte tightens border controls amid 1st COVID-19 case in Leyte

Jani Arnaiz 04/19/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Philippines — Southern Leyte province has tightened its border controls, implemented strict enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) measures in its four checkpoints a few hours after the Department of Health (DOH) announced the first…

So. Leyte taps old provincial hospital as possible isolation facility

Jani Arnaiz 04/15/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Even if the city of Maasin and the entire province of Southern Leyte have no more persons under investigation (PUIs), the provincial government here has prepared the old provincial hospital located in…

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