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(Posted 12 December 2014)

One in five women in EV has experienced physical violence   

Fact SheetResults of the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) showed that around one in five (23.0%) of women aged 15-49 years in Eastern Visayas has experienced physical violence since age 15 (Figure 1). There was a slight decline of 1.2% from its level of 24.2% in 2008.

The survey also revealed that 6.0% of women aged 15-49 reported having ever experienced sexual violence since age 15. This is a significant reduction from its 13.7% incidence in 2008.  

The 2013 NDHS also indicated that around 28.9% of ever-married women aged 15-49 in the region have experienced some form of emotional, physical and/or sexual violence from their husband, with emotional violence being the most pervasive at 25.5% (Figure 2).  (Full Text)

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB),
along with three other agencies namely, the 
Statistics Office (NSO)
, the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES), and the Bureau of
Agricultural Statistics (BAS)
starting December 29, 2013 as per 
Republic Act 10625 otherwise known as the
Philippine Statistical Act of 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III has recently 
appointed Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bernales as
National Statistician of the PSA,
for a term of five (5) years.


(Posted 14 October 2014)

PSA Spearheads Interagency Tree Planting Activity   

PSA Tree Planting Activity

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) spearheaded the Interagency Mangrove and Beach Forest Tree Planting Activity in Eastern Visayas conducted last October 10, 2014 at Brgy. Salvacion, Palo, Leyte.    

The activity was sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 8 and CENRO-Palo.   

Tree planting has already been institutionalized as one of the major activities in celebration of the National Statistics Month (NSM) It is being conducted in support of the government’s National Greening Program (NGP), (Full Text)


(Posted 07 October 2014)

25th NSM Opening Ceremony in EV
Highlights the Philippine Statistics Authority

25th NSM Opening

The 25th National Statistics Month (NSM) celebration in Eastern Visayas was officially launched thru an Opening Ceremony, hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), last October 1, 2014 at Ritz Tower de Leyte, Tacloban City.   

Director Raul F. Dones, Interim Regional Director of PSA Region VIII, gave the Opening Remarks.  (Full Text)





   RSCC TWG/Task Forces    

(Posted 24 September 2014)
Gender Watch      

PSA-NSCB VIII Receives 2014 BSP Stakeholders Award

BSP Awards

The Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistical Coordination Board) was awarded “Outstanding Partner for Source of Information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments” by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), besting four other government agencies in Region VIII.   

The prestigious recognition was given during the 2014 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region VIII held last September 16, 2014 at BSP Tacloban Branch Multi-Purpose Hall. (Full Text)

Gender Situationer      
Magna Carta of Women      

Regional MDG Watch      
Provincial/City MDG Watch


    (Posted 31 July 2014)


EV economy posts 5.7% growth in 2013 despite Super Typhoon Yolanda

2013 GRDP

The economy of Eastern Visayas posted a 5.7 percent growth in 2013 despite the effects of Super Typhoon Yolanda which hit the region last November 8, 2013. The growth was largely due to the fast recovery in Manufacturing subsector, which offset the previous year’s contraction of 6.4 percent.
The Industry sector, which accounts for 41.1 percent of the regional economy, made a turnaround from an 18.8 percent contraction in 2012 to a 14.1 percent growth in 2013. Manufacturing,  the  biggest  contributor  among the  subsectors, rebounded from a 40.4 percent slump in 2012 to a 33.5  percent growth in 2013.  (Full Text)





Luzviminda S. Mitra and Polaris C. Bautista

  How Does the Philippines Fare in Trade in Goods
      Within the ASEAN Region?
      (Posted 25 March 2014)

by Dr. Jose Ramon G. Albert, Ph.D Statistician plant trees to rehabilitate coastal areas after Yolanda
"What Makes Incomes Move, and How Do Families Cope With Income Shocks?" Leonilo D. Lopido, PIA Website, October 13, 2014
(Posted 13 December 2013) Statistics Agencies Merged
"Money Money Money Always Sunny in the Region's World!" Manila Bulletin, October 03, 2014
(Posted 07 November 2013) BSP gives honors to PSA, 2 others for their contributions to economic
                                                               More growth
Jesly Marvie Gaspay, LNU Intern, Leyte Samar Daily Express
, September 27, 2014
  BSP Honors its Stakeholders in Tacloban City Website, September 16, 2014
BSP Honors its Stakeholders in Tacloban City
 by Dr. Jose Ramon G. Albert, Ph.D Media Releases, BSP Website, September 16, 2014
Should the Fire Prevention Month Be Moved to
Despite of Yolanda's impact Regional economy posted 5.7% growth rate,
economic officials said
(Posted 09 May 2014) Sarwell Q. Meniano, Leyte Samar Daily Express, August 11, 2014
Examing ICT Indices: How Do We Fare in ICT? Eastern Visayas on track towards attaining a resilient, inclusive high
(Posted 07 February 2014) economic growth, NEDA-8 says
Leonilo Lopido
USWAG Eastern Visayas, August 04, 2014
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