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(Posted 07 June 2016)

POPCEN 2015 Reveals Eastern Visayas’ Population at 4.4 Million



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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)



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(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.

Eastern Samar recorded the biggest improvement in poverty incidence among all provinces in the region at 40.1% in the first semester of 2015 from 59.4% in the same period of 2012. Biliran and Southern Leyte also slightly improved, posting 15.2% and 30.4% during the first half of 2015 from 20.7% and 36.4%, respectively in the first half of 2012. 

On the other hand, Leyte, Northern Samar and Samar registered significant increases in poverty incidence at 39.1%, 52.4% and 41.8%, respectively, during the first half of 2015. (Full Text)



  (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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    (Posted 06 October 2015)


26th NSM Celebration Kicks-off in Eastern Visayas  

26th NSM - Motorcade and Opening Ceremonies

The 26th National Statistics Month (NSM) celebration in Eastern Visayas kicked-off with a Motorcade around Tacloban City’s main streets at 9:00 A.M. on October 1, 2015.  

An Opening Ceremony, hosted by the Department of Health, immediately followed at Robinsons Place Tacloban.  Over 200 participants from various government agencies and institutions were in attendance.      

Dir. Raul F. Dones, RSC Vice Chair and PSA Region 8 Interim Regional Director, gave the Opening Remarks.  He mentioned that accurate, timely, reliable and quality statistics is indispensable in crafting better policies.  He highlighted that the NSM is celebrated annually for the purpose of promoting, enhancing and instilling nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society. (Full Text)





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