Maasin City provides free PPEs to its garbage collectors

Jani Arnaiz 04/14/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The COVID-19 pandemic has installed health workers and even garbage collectors as instant heroes who risk their lives just to put a stop to the spread of the unseen enemy. And in…

Gov. Mercado extends heightened community quarantine in So. Leyte

Jani Arnaiz 04/13/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte — Governor Damian Mercado has extended on Monday, April 13, 2020, the heightened community quarantine in the whole province until April 30, 2020. Mercado signed EO 23 based on the recommendation of the…

Red Cross in Southern Leyte comes up with ‘drumvatory’

Jani Arnaiz 04/09/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – Since washing of hands is the first line of defense against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19),  frontliners like the Philippine Red Cross came up with an innovative “drumvatory” project…

Mercado eyes ECQ extension in Southern Leyte until end of April

Jani Arnaiz 04/07/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte –The implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Southern Leyte may have to be extended for two more weeks. Governor Damian Mercado said he is inclined to follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive…

Husband to be charged for killing wife in Macrohon, Southern Leyte

Jani Arnaiz 04/06/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – A case of parricide is being prepared by the Macrohon PNP against a man who admitted to killing his wife on April 3, 2020 while on board a pumpboat. Master sergeant Reche…

5-month-old PUI from Southern Leyte dies, tests negative for COVID-19

Jani Arnaiz 04/04/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – A five-month-old baby boy, who was considered a patient under investigation (PUI) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), died on Thursday, April 2, 2020, or less than 23 hours since he was admitted…

100 Southern Leyte residents to remain in Cebu City for now – Mercado

Jani Arnaiz 03/31/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte –More than 100 Southern Leyte residents, who are now stranded in Cebu City, will not be allowed to go home just yet. Governor Damian Mercado said he cannot risk the safety of his…

S. Leyte Gov’t orders ban of pork, pork products from Luzon, Mindanao

Jani Arnaiz 02/04/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte –Hogs and meat products from Luzon and Mindanao will already be barred entry into Southern Leyte province starting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The ban was ordered in an Executive Order which Governor…

Southern Leyte PHO to open HIV/AIDS testing hub in Jan. 2020

Jani Arnaiz 01/11/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – A treatment hub will be opened this month at the Salvacion Oppus Yniguez Memorial Provincial Hospital (SOYMPH) located at the Dogon Village in Maasin City to cater to patients who are infected…

Signal No. 1 up over northern, central Cebu as TS Ursula intensifies

Rosalie Abatayo 12/23/2019

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — While the skies of Cebu have remained clear, Cebuanos are urged to already prepare for the effects of Tropical Storm Ursula. As of 11 a.m., the northern and central parts of Cebu province…

Roberto Loquinte officially installed as Anahawan mayor in Southern Leyte

Jani Arnaiz 11/25/2019

MAASIN CITY—The Department of Interior Local Government (DILG) formally installed Roberto Loquinte as the mayor of Anahawan town here on Sunday, November 24, 2019, after two months of holding office at the DILG office. The mayor was…

42 GCTA surrenderees from Cebu shipped to Abuyog Regional Prison in Leyte

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ulysses Cuizon, 42, lived a free man for two years. But he will be going back to detention today, September 18, to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for the surrender of convicts…

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