Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Cities in the Province of Southern Leyte: Maasin City (Capital)
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Southern Leyte Province within The Philippines
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Maasin City Hall
Provincial Capitol of Southern Leyte in Maasin City
Geography of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
Geography of Maasin City
Location of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
- 10.1333° N, 124.8500° E - Maasin, Coordinates
Maasin City is located on the western part of the province with land area of 82 sq. miles.
History of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
- article from the LGU of Maasin City
Legend has it that Ferdinand Magellan on his way from Limasawa to Cebu Dropped by Canturing River for Fresh Water Supply in 1521. His men found the taste of the water salty thus the name, MAASIN.
The Jesuits found the Maasin Settlement in 1700; the Augustinians then took over from 1848-1896. It became a town in 1755 as part of Leyte province. Ancient Maasin was the hub of business and government activities from Palompon to Hinunangan. A fiscal’s office, a court of First Instance, “Administrador de Hacienda” equivalent to a treasurer were established in Maasin.
When Southern Leyte became a province, the town of Maasin was made the provincial capital and seat of the lone congressional district. The municipality was elevated to city status on August 10, 2000 by virtue of Republic Act 8796 which was ratified in a plebiscite.
Now, a budding city discovering its potentials, Maasin City is opening up its doors with nothing less than a promise of a memorable experience to offer for tourists, travelers, and entrepreneurs.
To mention a few of its interesting spots, there is the City Forest Park, which is currently being groomed to be the city's convention capital; the Cacao Mountain Resort; the beach resorts from Barangay Pugaling to Ma. Clara; the country's tallest shrine of the Assumption of Mary on Jalleca Hills in Barangay Mantahan; and of course, the triple eco-treat of Cagnituan -- a huge subterranean cave, cool waterfall, and a refreshing lagoon. It is situated in Barangay Cagnituan, 15 kms. from the city and 276 meters above sea level. Entrepreneurs might also appreciate the current construction of an integrated public market -- an addition to the city's developing economic zones.
People of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
Total Population of Maasin City as of 2010 census: 81,250
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Maasin City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Maasin City: Maloney Labatos Samaco - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Maasin City: Maria Effie Lamoste Abiera - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Councilors of Maasin City:
- BANTUG, MARGA (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 23219 7.79%
- GERONG, JUN (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 22434 7.52%
- HATAYNA, RENE (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 21904 7.35%
- VERANO, FELIX (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 21647 7.26%
- GENERAN, AL (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 21347 7.16%
- MONTALBO, TOTO (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 20749 6.96%
- MERCADO, YONYON (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 20251 6.79%
- SY, NESTOR (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 19897 6.67%
- GENISTON, ROMY (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 19618 6.58%
- CARDOZA, ANTONIO (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 19205 6.44%
- Elected officials of Maasin City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Maasin City: Maloney Labatos Samaco
- Vice-Mayor of Maasin City: Maria Effie Lamoste Abiera
- Councilors of Maasin City:
Barangay Elected Officials of Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Businesses in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
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- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Maasin City Realty
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Schools in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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Economy of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Your Story about Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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Featured News of The Philippines
- StanChart sees Q1 GDP up 6.3%
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:36 pm
- STANDARD Chartered Bank said brisk growth in the construction and services sectors likely pushed Philippine economic growth to above 6 percent in the first quarter of this year from a year earlier.
- Jeff Ng, StanChart Asia economist, said gross domestic product (GDP) growth may have retained a “healthy” pace of 6.3 percent in the first three months compared with the revised 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter and 5.6 percent in the first quarter of last year ......................... Full Story»
- Malaysia, Canada keen on boosting trade ties with PHL
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015
- Trade missions led by officials from Malaysia and Canada arrived in the country in a bid to boost trade ties with the Philippines.
- Following the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers responsible for trade meeting in Boracay, the trade ministers of Canada and Malaysia led their respective trade missions in Manila to explore business opportunities in the Philippines ......................... Full Story»
- Festivals and Events in May
Pattaraday Festival-May 1–5(Santiago city) ★ Katagman Festival - May 3(Oton,Iloilo) ★ Panagat Festival-May 2–8 (Buruanga, Aklan) ★ Binatbatan Festival of the Arts - First week of May, Vigan City ★ Obando Fertility Rites - May 17, 18 & 19 Obando, Bulacan ★ Domorokdok Festival-May 4 Botolan Zambales ★ Bariw Festival- May 14–15 Nabas, Aklan ★ Pahiyas Festival - May 15, Lucban, Quezon ★ Agawan Festival - May 15, Sariaya, Quezon ★ Araquio Festival - May, Gen.Tinio, Nueva Ecija ★ Pasayahan sa Lucena (St. Ferdinand) -May 30, Lucena, Philippines ★ Samahang Bulaklakan Festival - Last Sunday of May, Siniloan, Laguna ★ Tapusan Float Parade Festival - May 31, Alitagtag, Batangas ★ Festivity of Saint Michael - May 7–8 San Miguel, Panganiban, Catanduanes [Louie B. dela Cruz] ★ Binirayan Festival - May 1, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique ★ Araña`t Baluarte Festival- May 15 Gumaca, Quezon ★ Pista ng Banal na Krus- Every 2nd Saturday of May, Tanza, Navotas City ★ Pangisraan Festival- May 1–10 Calatrava, Romblon ★ Ati-atihan Festival - Last Saturday of May - Brgy. 7, Fermont Village, Victorias City, Neg. Occ. ★ Pastulan Festival- Every 2nd Saturday of May. San Pascual, Batangas
- Volcanoes rumblin’ for SEAG blast-off
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The national men’s and women’s rugby teams, popularly known as the Volcanoes, step up their buildup for the SEA Games with the women’s squad upbeat of its chances for a grand debut in the biennial meet set two weeks from now in Singapore.
- “While the men’s team had competed in the 2005 and 2007 SEAG, this is the first SEA Games appearance for us,” said Lady Volcanoes skipper Acee San Juan ................................. Full Story»
Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
Maasin City News
Maasin City Gets Award for No Smoking Campaign
Written by Bong Pedalino
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 00:06
MAASIN CITY -- This city’s serious efforts at enforcing a real no smoking drive -- where stickers on this subject are everywhere, even showing grim graphics on the bad effects of cigarette or tobacco smoke -- have reached the attention of the health authorities.
During yesterday’s observance of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), City Mayor Maloney Samaco received the deserving recognition, dubbed Red Orchid Award, from the Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Speaking live over the phone in the city-paid program over dyDM this morning, Samaco, who is in Manila, said he shared the honor with those who cooperated for the success of the program.
All the city government want in its anti-smoking program is to spread awareness on the health benefits of quitting smoking, and the financial savings that goes with it, he added.
Out of the many local government units nationwide, only five were given the recognition -- two municipalities and three cities.
PIA, however, was unable to take note of the other four LGUs as the monitor got static the precise moment the Mayor mentioned them.
The anti-smoking campaign was implemented in the city through the Healthy City Enforcers and a Task Force.
Among the first to be subjected to the program, which began last year, were city hall employees who are chain smokers.
It was learned that out of 60 employee-smokers, a total of ten had quit smoking for good so far, while many were able to reduce the number of cigarette sticks smoked in a day.
Smoking in public places in the city has been banned ever since the campaign began. (PIA-Southern Leyte)
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