Bicol University R&D Journal

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Political Science

Community Disaster Resiliency Management Programs of the Three Cities of the Province of Albay, Philippines

Publisher: Bicol University

The study analyzed the community disaster resilience management programs of the cities of Legazpi, Tabaco, and Ligao in the province of Albay, Philippines with the following objectives: 1) examine the disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) project implemented by the three cities along governance, hazard and risk awareness, investment for resilience, and enhancing disaster preparedness for response; 2) determine the capability of the implementers in the implementation of the DRRM programs along institution and logistics; 3) identify the problems encountered; 4) describe the best practices employed; and 5) assess the impact of the programs along population and resources for community resiliency. The study employed a qualitative-quantitative approach that made use of descriptive survey and employed the use of questionnaire and focus group discussion (FGD). The findings show that the creation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (CDRRMOs) enhanced the capacities of the three cities in responding to the effects of disasters and led to the attainment of a more disaster-resilient community. Meanwhile, its human resources and the programs implemented were rated very capable and their logistics were sufficient. On the other hand, the common problems encountered by the three cities were lack of permanent personnel, uncooperative barangay officials, and inhabitants who refuse to be evacuated during disasters. Their best practices were on disaster awareness, preparedness, response, recovery and environmental protection that benefit and protect their constituents. Hence, disaster-resilient communities of the three cities are achieved.

Cesar A. Arao


July 06, 2020

CHED-JIP Recognized Journal as per CMO NO. 50, s. 2018.

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Higher Education Regional Research Center, Bicol University East Campus, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines

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