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  Eastern Visayas
Eastern Visayas encompasses the two large islands of Leyte and Samar, the province of Biliran and several minor islands.
This region is the eastern boundary of the Philippines.
Eastern Visayas is primarily an agricultural region with rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane and banana as major crops.
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  Visayas Summary
The Visayas are traditionally divided into three geographic areas: the Eastern Visayas (Samar and Leyte) with a population of 3,610,355 (2000 census); the Western Visayas (Negros and Panay) with a population of 6,208,733 (2000 census); and the Central Visayas (Bohol and Cebu) with a population of 5,701,064 (2000 census).
The population in the Eastern Visayas relies largely on fishing and agriculture (abaca or Manila hemp, a fiber from the banana leafstalk; coconuts; rice; and corn).
Eastern Visayas consists of the islands of Leyte and Samar.
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  Eastern Visayas
The region known as Eastern Visayas is one of the 12 regional subdivisions of the Republic of the Philippines and is composed of two main islands, Leyte and Samar, and its surrounding smaller islets.
Eastern Visayas figures prominently in Philippine history being twice made the entry point of the West to this archipelagic country.
Eastern Visayas region (officially known as Region VIII in the Philippines) is made up of the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Biliran, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao.
Eastern Visayas consists of the islands of Leyte and Samar.
The Visayas first came to contact with Spain in the early to late 16th century by Portuguese and Spanish explorers, led by Ferdinand Magellan, Ruy López de Villalobos and Miguel López de Legazpi in 1521, 1543 and 1565 who arrived, explored and colonized the region.
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 Leyte, Philippines
Eastern Visayas’ famous historical sites include the US Navy 3149 Base in Guiuan, which used to be the biggest naval base in the Far East that ensured Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s successful “I Shall Return” campaign to liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation during World War II.
The mediamen were inspired to observe that economic activities and the potential of Eastern Visayas to become the country’s premier tourist destination under the super region concept was boosted tenfolds with the coming of President Arroyo in Tacloban and in Eastern Samar.
She said she was happy to hear that Eastern Visayas has dismantled several rebel guerrilla fronts in Samar and Leyte and that many villages in the region have been removed from the list of rebel-controlled aras.
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 Visayas Information Center - Web Links
This sites aim is to collect as much information about the beautiful part of the Philippines named Visayas.
Visayas.dk is made in loving memory of and dedicated my wife Lilibeth, who learned me about Visayas
Even this site is about Visayas (and Philippines) the founder of the site is from Denmark so some room is taken to promote Denmark
visayas.dk   (223 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | REGIONS > 2 killed, 3 injured as ‘Seniang’ storms Central,Eastern Visayas
TWO persons were killed and three others were injured as Typhoon “Seniang” pummeled the Central and Eastern Visayas regions displacing some 67,000 families in the areas.
The NDCC reports further revealed that some 12,921 families, composed of 66,787 persons, were evacuated from Bicol, Central and Eastern Visayas.
Power outages and downed communication lines also hit Eastern Visayas, except Southern Leyte; Tacloban City in Eastern Samar; Boracay Island in Aklan; Sariaya, Quezon; and the Bantayan Island, Liloan, Compostela, Carmen, Catmon, Bogo, San Remegio, Tudela, Camotes Island and Danao City all in Northern Cebu.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2006/dec/11/yehey/prov/20061211pro4.html   (329 words)

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The 2000 population of Eastern Visayas increased by 243 thousand over the 1995 census figure of 3.4 million (with September 1, 1995 as reference date) and 556 thousand over the 1990 census figure of 3.1 million.
The population of Eastern Visayas grew at the rate of 1.51 percent in the second half of the nineties.
If the average annual growth rate of the population of Eastern Visayas continues at 1.51 percent, then the population of this region is expected to double in 46 years.
www.census.gov.ph /census2000/h080000.html   (321 words)

 Higher rice yield for Eastern Visayas this year - 12/26/06   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The increase in rice production was "astounding" considering that Eastern Visayas has been hit by typhoons this year, the latest of which was "Seniang," which destroyed about 24,400 metric tons of rice, he said.
Eastern Visayas, which comprises Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar provinces, was hit this year by typhoons "Caloy" (international code name: Chanchu) "Milenyo" (Xangsane) and "Seniang" (Utor).
Yield from Biliran increased from 84 to 94 cavans per ha; Eastern Samar, from 48 to 50 cavans per ha; Samar, from 34 to 39 cavans per ha.
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 East Asia and the Pacific: Eastern Visayas Report from Philippines Delegation
was posted in Eastern Visayas as the commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Camp Lukban, Brgy.
Eastern Visayas is a critical economic engine of the country.
This ideology also referred to as Empire ensures that political, economic and military is power vested in one center, and that this power penetrates the internal political, economic, cultural and social structures of a particular country such as the Philippines.
www.globalministries.org /eap/ea072305.htm   (2617 words)

 Bulatlat - The Philippines's alternative weekly magazine
It is ironic that a religious movement for peace in Eastern Visayas was launched six days before a professor from the University of Eastern Visayas was killed for his political beliefs.
Jose Maria Cui, 53, a professor of history and communication arts at the University of Eastern Visayas, was shot by two armed men last January 19 inside a classroom while giving an examination.
Edith Eslopor, OSB, said that this is not new to their congregation because Benedictine nuns abroad launched similar movements as early as the 1980s and even before the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
www.bulatlat.com /news/6-50/6-50-peace.htm   (624 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Mindanao-Eastern Visayas rain forests (IM0129)
Mindanao and the Visayas were transported across the western Pacific to their present location during the last 25 million years.
The dire situation in the lowlands of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas is highlighted by the contrast in conservation status between the lowland ecoregion and the adjacent upland Mindanao Montane Rain Forests [IM0128] ecoregion.
The islands of Leyte, Samar, Dinagat, and Bohol were combined with the lowland rain forests of Mindanao island to form the Mindanao-Eastern Visayas Rain Forests [IM0129].
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0129_full.html   (2454 words)

 Eastern Visayas :: Regions : RSS Feeds : Rescouces : Gourt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eastern Visayas is one of the regions of the Philippines and is designated as Region VIII.
It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte.
These provinces occupy the easternmost islands of Visayas: Leyte, Samar and Biliran.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Fregional.gourt.com%2FAsia%2FPhilippines%2FRegions%2FEastern-Visayas.html   (564 words)

 Samar News.com
Army Col. Raul Reyes (left), commander of the 802nd Brigade based in Burauen, Leyte recently made a courtesy call at the Leyte Provincial Capitol and met with Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla (center) to talk on the security situation of the province.
The people of Eastern Visayas are eagerly awaiting the arrival of President Arroyo who is scheduled to arrive in the Region today.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is expected to fly to Tacloban early morning today where she is scheduled to inspect the Jipapad-Lapinig Road in Northern Samar, grace the Founding Anniversary of Eastern Samar in Borongan and then come back to Tacloban to attend the Closing Program of....
www.samarnews.com   (274 words)

 Friendster - Eastern Visayas Firms
"Eastern Visayas or Region 8 is composed of Leyte, Samar, Biliran and more than a hundred satellite islets.
Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar, Samar and 4 cities, Calbayog, Maasin, Ormoc,
Any one in Eastern Visayas, the Philippines and other interesting countries.
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 Eastern Visayas, Region VIII, Philippines
The Philippine Republic's Region VIII, Eastern Visayas, comprises six provinces on three principal islands (each province includes nearby islets).
North of Leyte is the slightly larger island of Samar, divided into three provinces, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and Samar, also known for distinction as Samar (Western), Western Samar, or West Samar.
Eastern Samar has 376,000 inhabitants on 4340 sq.km.
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 Eastern Visayas braces for ‘Milenyo’ - 9/26/06   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adriano Fuego, OCD-8 chief, said that as of yesterday afternoon, the Coast Guard did not allow vessels bound for Cebu, Luzon and Mindanao to leave the ports of Liloan in Southern Leyte, Ormoc City, and Looc in Allen, Northern Samar due to strong winds and heavy rains brought about by the storm.
Milenyo was expected to hit landfall today in the northern and eastern parts of Samar.
As of yesterday morning, Milenyo was spotted 220 kilometers east-northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of 100 kph.
services.inquirer.net /print/print.php?article_id=23288   (362 words)

 Region 8: Eastern Visayas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The region lies in the eastern most border of the Philippine Archipelago.
Its two main islands, Leyte and Samar, are connected by the San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.
It consists of 6 provinces (Leyte, Biliran, Southern Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar), 4 cities (Tacloban, the regional capital, Ormoc, Maasin and Calbayog), 139 municipalities and 4,390 barangays.
www.dti.gov.ph /contentment/9/60/64/505.jsp   (152 words)

 WowBohol » Blog Archive » Eastern Visayas “Spirit of Adventure” showcases at Intramuros
Now on its third consecutive year, the Eastern Visayas showcase focuses on the unique destinations, culture and heritage, festivals, tour packages, local products, culinary treats and other tourism products that the Region is blessed with.
It highlights the provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar and Southern Leyte.
It will be sponsored by the Eastern Visayas Regional Tourism Council and the Department of Tourism Region VIII under Director Karina Rosa Tiopes.
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 Typhoon Seniang hits whole of Eastern Visayas
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte – Typhoon Seniang hit Eastern Visayas at noon of December 9 uprooting trees and plants, hurting several people and forcing people in the coastal areas to go to the evacuation centers in the different provinces of the Region.
Seniang also caused power failure in all the provinces of Eastern Visayas, except Southern Leyte.
In the Province of Leyte, 167 in the town proper of Palo, 20 in Barangay Cogon of Palo, more than 500 in the four evacuation center of Tanauan – 2 evacuation centers in Barangay Bislig, one in San Roque and another one in Barangay Canramos.
www.samarnews.com /news2006/dec/f990.htm   (622 words)

 YouTube - Eastern Visayas
Mostly ha Leyte, and some part in Northern and eastern samar, pero an falls, aadto in ha Northern samar, ha may catarman dapit or onhan.
Promoting Eastern Visayas Region as a Tourist D...
Discovery of the Cebu of Philippines Visayas Islands
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 Sunrise in Eastern Visayas Shines in Intramuros
All is set for Region 8's participation in the Department of Tourism's (DOT) 'Best of the Regions' showcase in Intramuros, Manila on September 16 to 30, 2003.
Dubbed "Rayhak Ha Siranganan Bisayas Ha Intramuros" meaning "Sunrise in Eastern Visayas Shines in Intramuros", will showcase the best tourist attractions as well as business opportunities of the region's six provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar and the cities of Tacloban, Maasin, Calbayog and Ormoc.
The grand opening of the event will be held in the afternoon of Sept. 19 with a grand parade of festivals which will feature the Iblb Festival of Bulinao, Sarakiki Festival of Calbayog City, Abaca Festival of Maasin City, Pasaka Festival of Tanauan, Pintados Festival of Tacloban among others.
www.lakbaypilipinas.com /press_releases/20030912_eastern_visayas.html   (402 words)

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