Eastern Visayas is located in the eastern part of the Philippine islands, facing the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the geographical backbone of the country. It lies in the mid - easternmost border of the Philippine archipelago linking Luzon and Mindanao through the national arterial road network called the Maharlika Highway. Region VIII is strategically located because it is the only gateway to northern and southern parts of the country via the Philippine - Japan Highway and roll - on roll - off ports.
The region is bounded on the south by the Surigao Channel and the Mindanao Island; on the north by San Bernardino Strait and the tip of the Bicol Peninsula; on the west by the Surigao Channel, Camotes and Visayan Seas, and the Cebu and Bohol Islands; and on the east by the Leyte Gulf, the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
|Source Institution||National Economic and Development Authority|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||February 1, 2011|