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VISION

“Maasin City as the center of commerce, Nature-Recreation

and Pilgrimage destination of Southern Leyte with Sports-minded

God-loving, Resilient, Diciplined and Empowered

Citizenry living in a sustainable, Peaceful and clean

environment under a commited dynamic and

Competent leadership.”

 

 

MISSION

“ The Mission of the City Government of Maasin is to effectively

and efficiently deliver the much needed basic public services

and facilities through the quality of performance of the

professionalized corps of public servants in a friendly

and accomodating manner.”

MAASIN CITY PROFILE

 

Maasin City, is a 4th class city and the capital of the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 85,560 people. Maasin City is located on the western part of the province with land area of 21,171 hectares (52,310 acres) and is composed of 70 barangays.
Maasin City is the commercial and religious center of Southern Leyte and the south-western part of Leyte Island and is considered to be the Pilgrimage hub of the entire region 8. On August 10, 2000, Maasin was converted into a city. The Diocese of Maasin was founded on August 14, 1968.
Maasinhons and Southern Leyteños speak either the Cebuano or Boholano dialect. Their cultural and linguistic affinities tend to differ them from those who reside in Cebu, Bohol, and the western coast of the province of Leyte. Most of the people are farmers and fishermen who are noted for their hard work and frugality.

Approximately 90% of the people are adherents of the Roman Catholic Church, but traditional folk beliefs and superstition still influence some of them. Some farmers still hold on to pre-Hispanic and conservative beliefs in making offerings and sacrifices before planting season starts. At times, chicken or pigs are ritually sacrificed to ensure that the spirits or the elementals of the land will allow a good harvest.

Maasin City is Southern Leyte's commercial and cultural showcase. An important edifice that brings pride to the Southern Leyteños is the notable Spanish-era church - a relic of time when churches were the only true refuge of the people, both spiritually and physically. The church is adorned or embellished with an ornate altar and beautiful images of saints, and became a testament to the continuing religiosity of the people of Southern Leyte. Aside from the 17th century church, the City also has many pilgrimage attractions/sites to go to; the JALECA Hills Shrine located in Brgy. Abgao which has a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary over-looking the whole City; the Monte Cueva which is a cave located in Brgy. Basak converted into a humble chapel; and the St. Francis Xavier chapel where many pilgrims go to for what locals call “panaad” which roughly translates to promises.

Maasin City is accessible by land and sea. Regular boat trips from Manila take 27 hours while fast watercraft services from Cebu bring travelers to Maasin in just two and a half hours. Buses plying the Maasin City-Tacloban route usually take five hours. Southern Leyte has a total land area of about 173,480 hectares and a growing population of about 321,940.

Topography

Southern Leyte is characterized by relatively flat lands along the coastal areas where population centers lay, but rugged and mountainous towards the interior. It has numerous small rivers in addition to, at least, eleven major rivers which include Canturing River in Maasin City, Amparo River in Macrohon, Divisoria River in Bontoc, Subang Daku in Sogod, Lawigan and Hitongao Rivers in St. Bernard, Camugao River in Hinundayan, Magcasa River in San Juan, Das-ay and Pondol Rivers in Hinunangan, and Maag River in Silago.

Climate

Even though March-May timeframe is considered hot and dry with temperatures ranging from 22-32 degrees Centigrade, in general terms, the province actually has no dry season. This is due to the fact that rainfall is, more or less, distributed throughout the year. June to October is mostly rainy; whereas, November to February is cool with temperatures ranging from 22-28 degrees Centigrade. Year round, average humidity is about 77%.

Roads

The existing road network crisscrossing Southern Leyte consists of major arterial highways that link to the province of Leyte, passing through two major outlets - on the western part, the Maasin-Mahaplag-Baybay route; and, on the central part, the Mahaplag-Sogod route via the Maharlika Highway.

Airport

The province has one existing airstrip located in Panan-awan, Maasin City. This airstrip, which has a runway length of 1200 meters and a width of 30 meters, is simply considered a feeder landing pad as it does not currently have a terminal that services commercial flights and general aviation aircraft. The runway is suspected to be incapable of supporting aircraft weighing over 12,000 pounds.

Seaports
Weesam Express fast ferry from Maasin National Port to Cebu takes three hours, and there are two trips each way daily. Cokaliong Shipping 'Roll-on' ships make four trips weekly each way, with a sailing time between five and seven hours. Cokaliong ships also also carry cargo and vehicles. Cargo ships regularly make use of Maasin National Port mainly bringing in cement and taking out copra.

Bus Terminals

 

There are five designated bus terminals in Southern Leyte: Maasin, Liloan, Sogod, Hinunangan, and Silago. These terminals are just open spaces used by buses as parking/passenger waiting areas, and not equipped with buildings and other facilities.
There are at least four bus companies taking the Manila-Maasin route: Philtranco, Cedec, Inland Trailways, and Ciudad. Bachelor takes the Ormoc-Maasin-Davao route.
From the Maasin City, by land, it takes approximately five hours to travel to Tacloban City; twenty three hours to Pasay City or Quezon City; and, nineteen hours to Davao City via Liloan ferry boat.

 

Power / Energy

The principal source of power / electricity in Southern Leyte is the Tonongan Geothermal Power Plant in Ormoc via National Power Corporation through the Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO). The major power transmission lines in the province emanate from 69 kV Tolosa, Leyte which is connected to 69 kV Bontoc, Southern Leyte then to Maasin City, and 69 kV Baybay, Leyte to Maasin City in case of power failure.
A mini-hydro electric power plant in Hinabian, Catmon, St. Bernard was developed with a capacity of 810 KW to serve the Pacific towns particularly St. Bernard and San Juan.
A major breakthrough in power generation is the Southern Leyte Geothermal Project in San Juan with a capacity of 50-100 megawatts commissioning in year 2003. It is anticipated to sustain an estimated economic life of 25 years. Activities involving Pre-operation Phase was already initiated.

 

Health Facilities

In 1996, the health and medical needs of the province were provided by eight government hospitals, six private hospitals and clinics, twenty rural health units or municipal centers, ninety three health stations, and ten outpatient private clinics. The total bed capacity of government hospitals is 265 while that of the private is 110. A current tally of health facilities in the province is still being determined.

BARANGAYS

 

ABGAO

BRGY. CAPT.: Rico Ramos Serito

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of April

CONTACT NO.: 570-8644

 

ACASIA

BRGY. CAPT.: Manolito O. Ozon

BRGY FIESTA: Third Saturday of April

CONTACT NO.: 09127848695

 

ASUNCION

BRGY. CAPT.: Narciso L. Montalbo, Jr.

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of November

CONTACT NO.: 570-9282

 

BACTUL I

BRGY. CAPT.: Monette Saja Caube

BRGY FIESTA: April 6

CONTACT NO.: 

 

BACTUL II

BRGY. CAPT.: Norma A. Tam-is

BRGY FIESTA: April 5

CONTACT NO.: 09473924042

 

BADIANG

BRGY. CAPT.: Domingo O. Obida, Jr.

BRGY FIESTA: June 29

CONTACT NO.: 

 

BAGTICAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Bonifacio P. Sufino, Jr.

BRGY FIESTA: September 29

CONTACT NO.:

 

BASAK

BRGY. CAPT.: Felix C. Padilla

BRGY FIESTA: May 14

CONTACT NO.:

 

BATO I

BRGY. CAPT.: Immaculada B. Garde

BRGY FIESTA: December 27

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BATO II

BRGY. CAPT.: Edgardo P. Capistrano

BRGY FIESTA: December 8

CONTACT NO.: 

 

BATUAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Jerry P. Fernandez

BRGY FIESTA: Third Saturday of May

CONTACT NO.: 09124457884

 

BAUGO

BRGY. CAPT.: Virgilio Eraula Antolijao

BRGY FIESTA: February 11

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BILIBOL

BRGY. CAPT.: Leonila S. Bandibas

BRGY FIESTA: May 7

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BOGO

BRGY. CAPT.: Reynaldo M. Paloma

BRGY FIESTA: January 8 / December 27

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CABADIANGAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Fernando C. Lopez

BRGY FIESTA: May 17

CONTACT NO.: 09484875904

 

CABULIHAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Narcisa S. Doron

BRGY FIESTA: June 24

CONTACT NO.:

 

CAGNITUAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Jessie Tidalgo Abiñon

BRGY FIESTA: June 24

CONTACT NO.:

 

CAMBOOC

BRGY. CAPT.: Normita P. Siega

BRGY FIESTA: December 12

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CANSIRONG

BRGY. CAPT.: Manuel C. Bere

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of April

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CANTURING

BRGY. CAPT.: Abegail A. Cerro

BRGY FIESTA: June 16

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CANYU-OM

BRGY. CAPT.: Melinda A. Lacerna

BRGY FIESTA: May 24

CONTACT NO.: 09285434090

 

COMBADO

BRGY. CAPT.: Rodley R. Galeon

BRGY FIESTA: May 12

CONTACT NO.: 381-9340

 

DONGON

BRGY. CAPT.: Joel M. Paler

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

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GAWISAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Praxedes B. Dumalagan

BRGY FIESTA: May 23

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GUADALUPE

BRGY. CAPT.: Guadalupe P. Cutamora

BRGY FIESTA: December 12

CONTACT NO.: 09082714929

 

HANGINAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Raulito I. Alberca

BRGY FIESTA: June 13

CONTACT NO.: 09161002687

 

HANTAG

BRGY. CAPT.: Brenda F. Cabrera

BRGY FIESTA: August 28

CONTACT NO.:

 

HINAPU DAKU

BRGY. CAPT.: Enrique T. Bersabal, II

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of April

CONTACT NO.: 09165467242

 

HINAPU GAMAY

BRGY. CAPT.: Elvira M. Adobas

BRGY FIESTA: May 25

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IBARRA

BRGY. CAPT.: Dennis A. Sulla

BRGY FIESTA: Third Saturday of April

CONTACT NO.: 

 

ISAGANI

BRGY. CAPT.: Rufo G. Laraga

BRGY FIESTA: June 29

CONTACT NO.: 

 

LABOON

BRGY. CAPT.: Norma S. Adobas

BRGY FIESTA: January 15

CONTACT NO.: 09094901999

 

LANAO

BRGY. CAPT.: Ronaldo A. Quirong

BRGY FIESTA: January 15

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LIBERTAD

BRGY. CAPT.: Abundio L. Rojas

BRGY FIESTA: May 10

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LIBHU

BRGY. CAPT.: Melchor S. Gerong

BRGY FIESTA: January 15

CONTACT NO.: 09265186902

 

LIB-OG

BRGY. CAPT.: Walter M. Sepe

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

CONTACT NO.: 09357711980

 

LONOY

BRGY. CAPT.: Jeanne Wallace Laraga

BRGY FIESTA: May 3

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LUNAS

BRGY. CAPT.: Epifania F. Basa

BRGY FIESTA: October 11

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MAHAYAHAY

BRGY. CAPT.: Generoso B. Tacba

BRGY FIESTA: January 15

CONTACT NO.: 09057827763

 

MALAPOC NORTE

BRGY. CAPT.: Donato C. Acasio

BRGY FIESTA: June 6

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MALAPOC SUR

BRGY. CAPT.: Nildo Z. Ambi

BRGY FIESTA: January 15

CONTACT NO.: 09468056663

 

MAMBAJAO

BRGY. CAPT.: Bernard N. Gaviola

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

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MANHILO

BRGY. CAPT.: Angelita A. Soliva

BRGY FIESTA: January 15

CONTACT NO.: 09355207084

 

MANTAHAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Serafin S. Omega, Jr.

BRGY FIESTA: May 19

CONTACT NO.: 09279238844

 

MARIA CLARA

BRGY. CAPT.: Ramil C. Tolibas

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

CONTACT NO.: 381-0031

 

MATIN-AO

BRGY. CAPT.: Romualdo G. Nilo

BRGY FIESTA: December 12

CONTACT NO.: 

 

NASAUG

BRGY. CAPT.: Esterlina M. Jacobe

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of January

CONTACT NO.: 09173424735

 

NATI

BRGY. CAPT.: Tirso L. Mendoza

BRGY FIESTA: May 29

CONTACT NO.: 09206930276

 

NONOK NORTE

BRGY. CAPT.: Azucena G. Timkang

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

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NONOK SUR

BRGY. CAPT.: Jose L. Orais

BRGY FIESTA: June 29

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PANAN-AWAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Riva A. Yamazaki

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

CONTACT NO.: 09272219838

 

PANSAAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Jerry Boy V. Esaga

BRGY FIESTA: April 5 / May 26

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PASAY

BRGY. CAPT.: Vittorio P. Villaranda

BRGY FIESTA: May 15

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PINASKOHAN

BRGY. CAPT.: Lodie L. Galos

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of August

CONTACT NO.: 09093494168

 

RIZAL

BRGY. CAPT.: Dionisio C. Laguplo

BRGY FIESTA: December 27

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SAN AGUSTIN

BRGY. CAPT.: Frederick C. Mejares

BRGY FIESTA: Last Saturday of August

CONTACT NO.:

 

SAN ISIDRO

BRGY. CAPT.: Rosita C. Laroa

BRGY FIESTA: May 28

CONTACT NO.: 09474337786

 

SAN JOSE

BRGY. CAPT.: Jay S. Guinoo

BRGY FIESTA: May 27

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SAN RAFAEL

BRGY. CAPT.: Danilo S. Dueñas

BRGY FIESTA: October 24

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SANTA CRUZ

BRGY. CAPT.: Diosdado A. Alvarez, Sr.

BRGY FIESTA: May 3

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SANTA ROSA

BRGY. CAPT.: Jaime L. Montederamos

BRGY FIESTA: May 20

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SANTO NIÑO

BRGY. CAPT.: Ariel A. Jovita

BRGY. FIESTA:  Third Saturday of April

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SANTO ROSARIO

BRGY. CAPT.: Carmelito J. Layola

BRGY. FIESTA: October 7

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SORO-SORO

BRGY. CAPT.: MARIO L. OLOR

BRGY. FIESTA: April 5

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TAGNIPA

BRGY. CAPT.: Alfredo O. Bantug, Jr.

BRGY. FIESTA: May 3

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TAM-IS

BRGY. CAPT.: Romeo P. Caberte

BRGY. FIESTA: April 20

CONTACT NO.:

 

TAWID

BRGY. CAPT.: Barbara E. Quirong

BRGY. FIESTA: May 15

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TIGBAWAN

BRGY. CAPT.: CRESENTE C. SEPRA, SR.

BRGY. FIESTA: May 30

CONTACT NO.:

 

TOMOY-TOMOY

BRGY. CAPT.: Rufo G. Cortel

BRGY. FIESTA: Third Saturday of January

CONTACT NO.:

 

TUNGA-TUNGA

BRGY. CAPT.: Rizalina S. Araña

BRGY. FIESTA: August 29

CONTACT NO.:

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