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EASTERN VISAYAS


EASTERN VISAYAS


  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

    1. LOCATION

      Region VIII, also known as the Eastern Visayas Region, literally serves as the geographical backbone of the Philippines. It is strategically located in the mideastern border of the country, connecting the islands of Luzon and Mindanao and the rest of the Visayas through the Maharlika Highway, the world renowned San Juanico Bridge and various ferry/RORO services.

      Region VIII is ready for business. Tacloban Ctiy, the regional center, is an hour's flight from Manila and 30 minutes from Mactan international Airport. Aside from its strategic location, it offers these plus factors for investors and locators: tremendous geothermal power, abundant water and rawmaterials, skilled and trainable manpower and ready business infrastructures

    2. PROVINCES

      Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar

    3. CITIES

      Tacloban, Ormoc, Southern Leyte and Calbayog
    4. EXISTING SECTORS/PRODUCTS

      Electrolytic copper cathode, dore metal, granulated slag, selenium, ammonium phosphate, di-ammonium phosphate, phosphoric acid, gypsum, sulfuric acid, arsenic trioxide, copra, copra pellets, blackstraps, molasses, raw sugar, coconut oil, fertilizer, chromite, antinomy/fluedust, white metal, mattskull, calcium phosphate, pyrite cinder, marine aquaculture, gifts/toys/housewares, processed food/beverage/decorative abaca fiber items

    5. LABOR FORCE (as of 2001)

      2.1 million

    6. TRADE FACILITIES
  2. Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE) in Isabel, Leyte which houses:
    • Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation (PASAR)
    • Asia Pacific GYPSUM Products Corporation,
    • Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation (PHILPHOS),
    • TAICORN Cement
    • Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.
  3. Airports
    • 1 trunkline airport located in Tacloban City
    • 3 secondary airports located in Ormoc City, Calbayog City and Catarman, Northern Samar
  4. Seaports
    • The region has a total of 80 seaports including 5 National Ports located in Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Samar.
      Telephone/Internet Service The region has 24 telephone exchanges including the Eastern Visayas Telephone Co., Inc. (EVTELCO)/Bayan Tel, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, SMART and ISLACOM which is based in Tacloban City. In 1996, Tacloban City has a total of 8 Internet Service Connections
    II. USEFUL ADDRESSES

    DTI REGIONAL OFFICE

    CYNTHIA R. NIERRAS, CESO III
    Regional Director
    EDGARDO M. ESPERANCILLA, CESO IV
    Assistant Regional Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    NACIDA Building, Pawing
    Palo, Leyte 6501
    Tel. No.: (63-53) 323-4233; 323-2569
    Fax No.: (63-53) 323-4082
    E-Mail: dti8ord@tac.weblinq.com

    b) PROVINCIAL OFFICE

    BILIRAN

    MS. MA. CLEOFE A. MOTOOMULL
    Provincial Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    2ND Floor Charlie Chong Building
    Caneja Street, Naval, Biliran 6549

    EASTERN SAMAR

    MR. ALBERTO A. ELLEMA
    Provincial Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    2ND Floor RM Sy Building, Abogado Street
    Borongan, Eastern Samar 6800
    Tel. No.: (63-55) 261-2147
    Fax No.: (63-55) 261-3124

    LEYTE

    MR. DESIDERIO P. BELAS, JR.
    Provincial Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    2ND Floor Gerardo Villasin Building
    Rizal Avenue, Tacloban City 6500
    Tel. No.: (63-53) 321-3313; 325-5263
    Fax No.: (63-53) 325-6448
    E-Mail: leyte@tac.weblinq.com

    SAMAR

    MS. SALVACION P. MATE
    Provincial Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    2ND Floor To Chip Building
    Corner Ubanon & San Bartolome Sts.
    Catbalogan, Samar 6700
    Tel. No.: (63-55) 251-2196
    Fax No.: (63-55) 251-2110

    SOUTHERN LEYTE

    MR. MICHAEL B. NUEZ
    Provincial Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    Caridad E. Uy Building
    S. Demeterio Street, Abgao,
    Maasin City, Southern Leyte 6600
    Telefax: (63-53) 381-2020
    E-Mail: sleyte@dti.gov.ph

    NORTHERN SAMAR

    MR. STANLEY C. TABIANDO
    Provincial Director
    Department of Trade and Industry
    Singzon Apartment corner
    Balite & Quirino Streets,
    Catarman, Northern Samar 6400
    Telefax: (63-55) 354-1248

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