Region Vii – Central Visayas.Karenvalencia

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Region Vii – Central Visayas.Karenvalencia

  1. 1. Negros Oriental Cebu Region VII Bohol Guimaras
  2. 2. Located in the center of the Philippines, between the two main islands, Luzon and Mindanao. It includes the islands of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor and the smaller Camotes group of islands, Bantayan and Panglao. The region also encompasses the cities of Bais, Cebu, Canlaon, Danao, Dumaguete, Lapu-Lapu (Opon), Mandaue, Tagbilaran and Toledo. Its borders are the Visayas sea on the north, Bohol sea on the south, Leyte on the east and Negros Occidental on the west. The terrain is characterized by highlands with narrow coastal strips of arable land. Bohol, however, has a level plateau upon which its agricultural areas are concentrated. The region’s total land area is 14,951.5 sq.kms.
  3. 3.  POPULATION The region had a total population of 5,404,000 in 2000. Urbanization is highest in Cebu and lowest in Siquijor. The male numbered 2,291,637; the females 2,290,892. The region is predominantly rural with 2,730,972 residing in rural areas and 1,851,557 living in urban centers.  CLIMATE The region has no pronounced climate. It has a short dry season from March to May. The rest of the year is relatively wet.
  4. 4. NATURAL RESOURCES Most of the region’s timberlands are denuded. Mineral resources, however, are abundant and account for one of the largest revenue sources of the region. These include silver, manganese, copper, gold, limestone, clay, silica and coal. Major crops are sugarcane, coconut, palay, corn and cassava. The waters surrounding the island provinces are well- known fishing grounds.
  5. 5.  The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (hereinafter referred to at RDCC) shall be composed of the Regional PNP Director as Chairman, and heads of regional offices and field stations, national agencies and selected Non Government Organizations (NGOs) at the regional level as member.The Regional Governor of ARMM shall act as the Chairman and PNP Regional Director as Vice- Chairman and the OCD Regional Office shall be the Executive arm and secretariat and as such, the Regional Director shall serve as the Executive Officer. Metro Manila Disaster Coordinating Council (MMDCC)
  6. 6. Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. , Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City MINDA C. MORANTE Director, OCD Region VII 032-3404753 PCSUPT FEDERICO NATNAT TERTE 032-2536162 Regional Director Philippine National Police (032) 415-59-02
  7. 7. Information  http://ndcc.gov.ph/home/   http://www.evis.net.ph/subregions/subregion7.htm  http://www.pnp.gov.ph/ Pictures  http://www.tourism.gov.ph/  CREATED BY: KAREN IGNACIO VALENCIA for Marine Science 1 Gil Jacinto

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