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YAP TO DPWH: MORE DISTRICT OFFICES FOR S. LEYTE

The first solon of the newly created Southern Leyte’s 2nd legislative district is pushing for the creation of an additional Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) district engineering office in the province. Outgoing Vice Governor Christopherson Yap, the 2nd district congressman-elect, said the establishment of the office is a priority since this is crucial […]

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MMDA SENDS WATER PURIFICATION TEAM TO S. LEYTE

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed a water purification team to Southern Leyte as the province faced a critical drinking water shortage following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said access to clean water is vital during normal conditions and more particularly in times of emergencies. “I hope they will […]

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‘YOLANDA’-HIT CITIES GIVE AID TO ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS

Cities in Eastern Visayas ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda eight years ago have rushed to extend assistance to the victims of Typhoon Odette in Southern Leyte and Mindanao. Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez delivered relief items to the town of San Juan, Southern Leyte six days after the typhoon. “Aside from the 300 sacks of rice, […]

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BRIDGE TO CONNECT SOUTHERN LEYTE AND PANAON ISLAND

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger Mercado announced that proposal to construct a new bridge is underway to sustain inter-island connectivity of mainland Southern Leyte with Panaon Island. “The construction of a new bridge structure adjacent to existing Liloan Bridge in Liloan, Southern Leyte is a priority because it forms part of […]

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SOUTHERN LEYTE TOURIST SPOTS ROADS FINISHED – DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently paved two local roads to improve access to the tourist destinations of Saint Bernard in Southern Leyte. One of the completed road improvement projects involves the P9.6-million tourism road leading to Southern Leyte Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Area. Roughly a kilometer stretch of uneven and sandy […]

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MAASIN CITY BUILDS MORE COVID-19 ISOLATION SITES

The city government of Maasin in Southern Leyte is building more isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients amid rising new cases as authorities confirm the presence of the Delta variant.  A new isolation facility with six beds will be located in the village of Rizal. This will add to the existing four isolation facilities in the […]

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DPWH COMPLETES ACCESS ROAD TO FATIMA HILLS

Tourists and local community are now benefiting from the recently-completed access road leading to Fatima Hills, among the most visited places listed as religious center in the town of Macrohon, Southern Leyte. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that the dusty and bumpy 595-linear meter road was converted into a two-lane concrete paved […]

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DPWH FINISHES ROAD TO ANAS VIEW DECK IN S. LEYTE

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the completion of a tourism access road leading to the Anas View deck in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte. “The dusty and bumpy road has been rehabilitated into a two-lane concrete tourism road providing easy access for locals and nature-loving tourists,” Villar said. According to DPWH Region 8 […]

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MAASIN REVIVES ABACA INDUSTRY – MERCADO

The Maasin city government in Southern Leyte has started the distribution of cash assistance to abaca farmers taking part in the local abaca rehabilitation program.   Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado said the abaca cash-for-work financial assistance aims to revive the city’s abaca industry. Each abaca farmer is entitled to P6,000 cash assistance.  At least 350 […]

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SAINT BERNARD, SOUTHERN LEYTE BUILDS QUARANTINE FACILITY FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES – CALAPRE

The local government of Saint Bernard in Southern Leyte province has started the construction of a municipal quarantine facility which is partly made of eco-bricks and recycled plastic bottles. The P10 million building was funded by the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) of the Department of Social Welfare and […]