Explore Eastern Visayas

Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Philippines

The region's sea and inland waters are rich sources of salt and fresh water fish and other marine products. It is one of the fish exporting regions of the country. There are substantial forest reserves in the interiors of the islands. Its mineral deposits include chromite, uranium(in Samar), gold, silver, manganese, magnesium, bronze, nickel, clay, coal, limestone, pyrite and sand and gravel. It has abundant geothermal energy and water resources to support the needs of medium and heavy industries.


Eastern Visayas encompasses the two large islands of Leyte and Samar, the province of Biliran and several minor islands.

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