SLT Office, Barangay Mambajao, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines; Telefax (053) 570-8155
Name: Southern Leyte Times (SLT)
Address: Ruperto Kangleon Street, Mambajao, Maasin City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 053 570-8155
The most circulated and read newspaper in Southern Leyte, regularly distributed weekly to all the eighteen (18) municipalities and one (1) city, subscribers, clients, government and private offices, focusing on the highly populated City of Maasin and the towns of Sogod, Bontoc, Macrohon and Padre Burgos. With its website and facebook account, SLT is read and accessible online globally.
Social Network News
SLT news is the most shared, liked and dedicated news profile in the realm of social networking, which news is updated regularly.
Nature of News Coverage
Provincial, Regional and National news, Police Report, Zoomlens, Lifestyle, Health, Commentary, Legal Notices, and Entertainment.
Historical and Social Background
Southern Leyte Times (SLT) was founded by the late Antonio Mendoza Reyes, as its publisher in August 1999. Mr. Reyes was a former member of then President Ferdinand Marcos’ Presidential Economic Staff, and then a United Nations UNICEF and UNFPA Program Officer.
The idea of establishing a community newspaper was conceived in 1998 when Publisher Reyes and his family decided to move to Maasin City and start a bonefide independent community newspaper in Southern Leyte province.
Its next publisher in year 2016, Ruevivar Markines Reyes, is a business and law graduate, and a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Southern Leyteño Award.
The young Reyes was also elected by Philippine newspaper publishers as Vice President of the Philippine Press Institute and the Philippine Press Council.
The current publisher, year 2021, and managing editor is Gloria Markines Reyes, Ph.D., who was a two-term University President of Southern Leyte State University. She is also at present a Philippine Red Cross Southern Leyte Chapter officer of the Board of Directors, and President of the Southern Leyte Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
SLT’s readers are Southern Leyteños and foreign nationals living in the province, region and abroad, either through its newspaper, social media account, mobile text feeds, or its internet news website.
Southern Leyte Times’ main purpose is to provide relevant-balanced news and information to all Southern Leyteños living in the Philippines and abroad. And significantly, SLT’s commitment is also to provide public and private leaders information that would help facilitate their decision-making on public matters.
Balance news, Constructive Views