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.
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
The region has no pronounced climate. It has a short dry
season from March to May. The rest of the year is
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.
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)
Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. , Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City
MINDA C. MORANTE
Director, OCD Region VII
PCSUPT FEDERICO NATNAT TERTE
032-2536162 Regional Director
Philippine National Police
CREATED BY: KAREN IGNACIO VALENCIA
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