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(Posted 11 April 2016)

Biliran poverty incidence Province has lowest in EV



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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)



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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.

The increase in the number of reported VAW cases can be attributed to the massive campaign and implementation of the country’s laws on Violence Against Women and the improved reporting system on VAW in the region.

Violations of RA 9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act comprised the bulk or 87.6 percent of the total reported cases in 2015.  More than half or 57.8 percent of the 1,285 reported cases were Physical Abuse and 38.5 percent were Psychological Abuse. (Full Text)



  (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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    (Posted 02 September 2015)


PSA VIII Receives Award as BSP’s Outstanding Partner
for the Report on Regional Economic Developments of the Philippines

PSA VIII Receives BSP Awards

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Region VIII, the central statistical authority of the government, was awarded “Outstanding Partner for Source of Information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments of the Philippines (REDP)” by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) during the 2015 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region VIII held last September 1, 2015 at BSP Tacloban Branch.

A sculpted trophy, featuring the Philippine Eagle, was personally handed by Monetary Board Member Felipe M. Medalla to Interim Regional Director Raul F. Dones.  Assisting him were Gerardo S. Tison, Assistant Governor for Regional Monetary Affairs Sub-Sector and Ludivina M. Realina, Acting Deputy Director of BSP Tacloban Branch. (Full Text)





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