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CITY OF MAASIN (SOUTHERN LEYTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
   

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Tacloban or Ormoc Airport (both in Leyte)
    Nearest seaport:  
Maasin Port (served by Sulpicio Lines, Super Shuttle Ferry)
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine or Maharlika Highway, Maasin-Mahaplag-Baybay Road, Mahaplag-Sogod Road, Abuyog-Silago Road


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
eastern half - no dry season but very pronounced wet season from November to January, western half - rain more or less evenly distributed throughout the year


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Cacao Mountain Resort, Maasin Country Lodge, Villa Romana Hotel, Ampil Pensione, Southern Comfort, Floi Quin Hotel, GV Pension House, DW Pension, Jaimee's Hotel & Resort Restaurant, Gloria's Beach Resort, Looc Haven Hotel, Panan-Awan Paradise Hotel


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Cagnituan Waterfalls, Camp Danao, Guinsohotan Cave, Shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption, Silago Tropical Rainforest


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
August 10 - Pabulhon Festival, August 15 - Paghimugso Festival, Feast of Our Lady of Assumption


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Kongking or Mamanwa


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Cebuano, Boholano, Waray-waray, Tagalog, English


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism, Aglipayan


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
Bayantel, Globelines, Globe, Smart, Sun
    TV:  
Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Gaisano Mall
    Popular establishments:  
Jollibee, Andoks, Mercury Drug, Caltex gas station, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:


BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Banco De Oro, China Banking Corporation,

Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank, RCBC Savings Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
Saint Joseph College, STI College, College of Maasin, Maasin City College, Maasin City Business College, Southern Leyte Computer Institute


HOSPITALS:  
SALVACION OPPUS YNIGUEZ MEM. PROV'L. HOSP. (level 3)


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:     8

    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Bureau of Immigration, Department of Trade and Industry, Land Transportation Office, Social Security System



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