About Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Along T. Opus St.
Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
- By Air - One can reach Leyte by taking a flight via Manila or Cebu. In Manila you need to transfer from the international airport terminal to the domestic airport terminal for a direct flight to Tacloban City, Leyte. From Tacloban, you can ride a bus or van that will travel to Maasin, Southern Leyte (approx. 3 hours).
- By Sea - If your flight is coming from Cebu City, you can take a taxi from the airport to the Pier to catch a ferry – You can pick between a fastcraft(approx. 3-4hours) or large passenger ship(overnight trip, usually departs at night) for Ormoc. From Ormoc, you can catch a bus or jeepney that travels to Maasin which is about a 2-hour drive. As an alternative, you can also catch a fastcraft from Cebu port that can bring you directly to Maasin.
- Going Around in Maasin and Leyte - Buses and Jeepneys are available to take passengers to neighboring towns and provinces. Potpot is Leyte’s own version of the tricycle. It is the main mode of transportation in the province to take passengers to nearby destinations. A potpot can hold upto 6 passengers at the same time.
- Guinsohotan and Busay Falls – Clear blue waters perfect for swimming and just hanging around.
- Maasin Cathedral – A Catholic Church situated inside a park, the image and design of the architecture of its altar and ceiling dates back to the Spanish era.
- Monte Cueva – A chapel built inside a cave on top of a hill. The hills have a great view of the city with a perfect view of the sunset paired with cool wind.
- Our Lady of the Assumption Shrine – Built in 1994, the site features 253 steps to get to the 36-meter statue of the Blessed Virgin.
- Binagol - is sweetened taro pudding with nuts. Binagol is a popular delicacy of the province of Leyte. Binagol is made from talyan (a root crop) mixed with eggs, coconut milk, sugar, butter, nuts and chocolate. The product is put in a polished coconut shell called “bagol” and covered in banana leaves.
- Suman Moron or Choco Moron - is a smoother variety of suman. This chocolate moron is made up of ground glutinous rice also known as “malagkit” being cooked in coconut milk. Moron can either be mixed or plain with cocoa or chocolate.
- Pastillas - Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills” which basically describes this Filipino sweet delicacy. This is made from evaporated milk with some mixtures to make it like a dough. The dough will be formed into small shape and be coated with sugar.
- Suman Latik – It’s a delicacy made of glutinous rice (malagkit), steamed then topped with syrup made from freshly extracted coconut milk and panutsa or cane sugar chunk.
- Sagmani - it is a delicacy popular in the Leyte and Samar region, that is made of grated gabe (taro), sugar, coconut milk and nuts wrapped in banana leaves. As an alternative, some use camote (sweet potato) or kamoteng kahoy (cassava) instead of gabe in making sagmani.
- Pabulhon Festival – a two week long celebration with lively music and street dancing. Local culture and arts are portrayed in various movements to celebrate the mutual cooperation of the people during planting and harvest season. This is held during the city’s charter day and city fiesta.
- Sakay-sakay Festival – a procession done in honor of the Sto. Nino. The festival is celebrated with street dancing and a lot of merrymaking.
- Parol Festival – A festival during the Christmas season, the Parol Festival showcases Christmas decors of local material.
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