Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

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Maasin City,
Southern Leyte Province, Philippines


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

Elected Government Officials of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

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

Elected officials of Maasin City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Maasin City, Southern Leyte

Businesses in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

  • Maasin City Realty
  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Maasin City, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
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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 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

The name of your school in Maasin City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Economy of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

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Jobs in Maasin City

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Natural Resources of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Protect the environment

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.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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

Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Maasin City.

Your Story about Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Tell your story about Maasin City. You can talk about the good things in Maasin City or simply talk about the past. You can talk about the eco-system of Maasin City. What is the local LGU doing about the preservation of your natural resources? The topic can start here and once it gets bigger it can have a page of its own in Z-Wiki. It's all up to you.

Featured News of The Philippines

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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:00 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The European Parliament on Thursday night (Manila time) completed the last stage in the process to grant the Philippines GSP+ that will provide duty free entry to the EU for some of the most important Philippine exports.
The GSP+ preferences cover over 6,200 tariff lines including fruit and foodstuffs, coconut oil, footwear, fish and textiles ......................... Full Story»

  • NEDA prepares P625-B PPP projects
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The National Economic and Development Authority – Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC) is set to discuss on Friday eight public private partnership (PPP) projects worth P625 billion including the rebidding of the Cavite – Laguna expressway (Calax) and the Swiss challenge for the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressway connector road.
PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao told a press conference on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) PPP Networking Forum that NEDA-ICC is scheduled to discuss the rebidding of the P35.4 billion Calax as well as the Swiss challenge for the P18 billion NLEX-SLEX connector road ......................... Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • PH Blu Boys advance to Asian softball semifinals
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:01 am
THE Philippines’ Blu Boys got off to a hot start in the Asian Men’s Softball Championship, winning back-to-back games and securing a spot in the semifinal round at the Kallang Softbnall Diamond Stadium Walk in Singapore.
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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.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • Tour of Matabungkay 2014 - Billed as “the most awaited road cycling event of the year”, the 2014 Tour of Matabungkay attracted a record number of participants at just over 500 riders across the categories for the challenging four stage 3-day race. 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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