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(Posted 28 July 2016)

Eastern Visayas’ economy rebounds by 3.9 percent in 2015



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The economy of Eastern Visayas rebounded from a contraction of 2.4 percent in 2014 to a growth of 3.9 percent in 2015 due to the improved performance of all its industries. 

Services accounted for the largest share of the region’s economy at 41.9 percent, followed closely by Industry at 41.4 percent, while  Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF) had the smallest share at 16.7 percent. 

Services accelerated from 4.0 percent in 2014 to 6.8 percent in 2015. Among its sub-industries, Trade and Repair turned around from negative 2.8 percent in 2014 to 7.2 percent growth in 2015. Transportation, Storage and Communication (TSC) accelerated from 6.3 percent in 2014 to 10.9 percent in 2015; Other Services, from 3.2 percent to 7.0 percent; and Financial Intermediation, from 7.2 percent to 8.7 percent.   Meanwhile, Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities (RERBA) and Public Administration and Defense (PAD) registered decelerated growths, from 4.3 percent to 1.2 percent and 5.5 percent to 2.6 percent, respectively. (Full Text)



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(Posted 07 June 2016)

POPCEN 2015 Reveals Eastern Visayas’ Population at 4.4 Million  

The total population of Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) as of August 1, 2015 was 4,440,150.  This was based on the 2015 Census of Population and Housing (POPCEN 2015)    recently     released    by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). 
The 2015 population of the region is higher by 339 thousand compared with the population of 4.1 million in 2010.  In 2000, the total population of the region was 3.6 million.

Eastern Visayas’ population increased by 1.52 percent annually, on average, during the period 2010-2015.  Leyte (excluding Tacloban City) was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.83 percent.  Eastern Samar closely followed with a PGR of 1.64 percent.

Ormoc City was the fastest growing city in the region (excluding Tacloban City) with a PGR of 2.26 percent.  The City of Catbalogan followed at 1.85 percent. (Full Text)



  (Posted 11 April 2016)

Biliran poverty incidence Province has lowest in EV   

The Province of Biliran registered the lowest poverty incidence among families in Eastern Visayas at 15.2% during the first semester of 2015 based on the official poverty statistics released by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Biliran also registered the lowest poverty incidence among families in the region at 20.7% during the same period in 2012.

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    (Posted 21 December 2015)


Reported Cases of Violence Against Women in EV is Increasing  

Cases of Violence Against Women (VAW) reported to the Philippine National Police in Region VIII has been increasing in the last six years, from 2010 to 2015 (Table 1).  A total of 1,466 VAW cases were reported in January to October 2015, from only 60 in 2010. (Full Text)





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