DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Regional Office No. VIII

DOST is the country’s premier science and technology (S&T) institution whose regional office (DOST 8) is based at the Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte, Philippines with telephone numbers (06)3 - 323-6356 & 323-7066, Tele/Fax (06)3 - 323-7110, 323-7111 & 323-6036.

As the regional arm of DOST in Eastern Visayas, DOST 8 implements laws, rules, regulations, policies, plans, programs and projects, of DOST; provides effective and efficient S&T services to the people in that area; and coordinates with other government agencies and with the local government units in the region on S&T matters.

VISION:

S&T shall have contributed significantly to the enhancement of Eastern Visayas regional productivity and competitiveness and have played a vital role in socio-economic development.

A brief profile of Eastern Visayas
CapitalGovt. Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte, Philippines 6501
Population4,101,322
Area21,431.7 sq. kms
Provinces6
Cities7
Municipalities136
Barangays4390
Congressional Districts120
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Province

Land Area
(sq. km.)1
No. of Districts
No. of Municipalities
No. of Cities

Eastern Samar

1
22
1

Leyte

6
41
3

Northern Samar

2
24
0

Samar (Western Samar)

0
2
25
1

Southern Leyte

3,399.3
1
19
1

Biliran

2,579.6
2
32
2
Eastern Visayas
5978.9
14
163
8

Sources

1.) National Statistics Office
2.) NEDA
3.) DILG.
4.) POPCOM
5.) PEZA