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MAASIN, SO. LEYTE – It was a bleak Christmas for the people of Southern Leyte who were affected by Typhoon ‘Odette’. However, help continues to pour in to give them hope, especially coming from Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ survivors.

Accordingly, this is their way of paying forward since Southern Leyte was one of the first responders after the deadly typhoon in 2013.

Narcissa Isaac, and her daughter Lia, 5, were stranded in the city proper during the onslaught of the typhoon. They were supposed to attend the first midnight mass but they were forced to stay with friends since the mass was canceled. read more

MAASIN, SO. LEYTE – Of the 18 municipalities and 1 city in Southern Leyte, 17 municipalities except for Macrohon and Maasin City remain isolated as of Saturday, December 18, after Typhoon ‘Odette’ ravaged the province on Thursday, December 16.

Danilo Atienza, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Officer (PDRRMO), said the isolated municipalities do not have access to communication lines and remain inaccessible to vehicles.

And, accordingly, the only way to enter the province is through the Baybay-Maasin Road, while the Mahaplag-Sogod and Abuyog-Silago Roads remain inaccessible to 4-wheeled vehicles. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – A Pulitzer award-winning journalist was shot dead inside his family’s store around 6:30 P.M. of Wednesday, December 8, in Calbayog City, Samar.

Police identified the victim as Jesus “Jess” Malabanan, 58, a correspondent for Manila Standard, Bandera, and Reuters; and a resident of Langka St., Angeles City, Pampanga.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was watching television when his wife heard a gunshot at close range. 

However, she was not able to identify the two assailants who shot her husband on his head using an unidentified caliber of firearm. read more

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