This study aimed to develop framework of disaster preparedness in
communities of coastal barangay’s in Davao City, Philippines. Responses from Barangay
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee (BDRRMC) members and residents
were processed and analyzed through exploratory factor analysis.
Results of the study showed that those coastal Barangay which have
sufficient Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and have frequently encountered
coastal disasters are more prepared and they seriously implement disaster risk
reduction programming. Technically, majority of the respondents were
capacitated through series of skills trainings. Furthermore, the study
was able to generate five dimensions of disaster preparedness among coastal
communities of Davao City namely; awareness and knowledge on disaster risk
reduction protocol, structural adaptation, governance, household disaster mitigation
management and localized emergency management system.
On the other hand, the disaster risk index among coastal communities
is statistically high in terms of awareness and knowledge on disaster risk
reduction protocol, household disaster mitigation management, and localized
emergency management system while coastal communities are moderately prepared in
terms of structural adaptation and governance.
Finally, the study concluded that disaster preparedness practices
matter to political leadership as well as sufficient financial capacity to
support disaster preparedness.
How to cite this paper
Framework Of Disaster Preparedness Among Coastal Communities In Davao City, Philippines
How to cite this paper: Torrentira Jr., M. C. & Makilan, M. (2018) Framework Of Disaster Preparedness Among Coastal Communities In Davao City, Philippines. The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2(4), 84-91.