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Maasin is a city and the capital of Southern Leyte. It is located at the southern tip of Leyte island.


One of its claims to fame is that the current (since 2016) popular but controversial President of the Philippines, Rodriguo Duterte, was born there. His family have long been important in local politics.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

You can now fly from Maasin to/from Cebu city with Air Juan. There are also Airports near Maasin at Ormoc or Tacloban.

By boat[edit]

  • Maasin to Macrohon by Cokaliong Shipping lines[dead link].
  • There is also a ferry from Maasin to/from Ubay on Bohol Island.
  • There is now a Weesam Express fast ferry to/from Maasin to Cebu City.
  • You can also get a jeepney to Bato port and get a 290-peso ferry to Cebu from there.

By bus & minivan[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • Busay Falls
  • Guinsohotan Falls
  • Maasin Cathedral
  • Monte Cueva Shrine
  • Bogo Bird Paradise



  • Metro Gaisano (next to Maasin bus Terminal.). 9AM-8PM. Has a Gaisano supermarket and a food court.
  • Prince Supermarket, Bantug St, +63 53-570-8008. 8AM-7:30PM.
  • Metrobank, Garces St. Has a 24-hour Master Card/Visa Card ATM.
  • PNB, Juan Luna St. Has a 24-hour Visa Card ATM.


  • Alberto's Pizza, Espina St, +63 53 -5708885. 9am-11pm. very good low cost pizza. from 80.



  • GV Hotel, T. Opus St (the Maasin port is beside the GV hotel), +63 53-5708481. 43 single and double rooms each with an electric fan or air conditioning, en suite and cable TV. from ₱475.
  • Ampil Pensionne, T. Oppus St, +63 53 570-8084. Fan single, fan double, a/c double. ₱150/₱300/₱450..
  • Southern Comfort Pensionne., Demetrio St, +63 53 570-8514. Air-conditioned single and double rooms of different sizes all with own bathrooms and cable TV. ₱500/₱700.
  • DW Pensione, Abgao, +63 53-5708362. Large fan room with balcony. From ₱350.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Maasin
BaybayMatalom  N  S  MacrohonSogod

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