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DISASTER AWARENESS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT ACTIONS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Volume: 124  ,  Issue: 1 , May    Published Date: 13 May 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 334  ,  Download: 179 , Pages: 1346 - 1356    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001241520234965

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# Author Name
1 MA. LUISA D. CABANIG

Abstract

This thesis entitled, “Disaster Awareness and Local Government Unit Actions on Disaster Management” intended to find out answers to the following questions: 1.) What is the status of Disaster Awareness in Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna in terms of knowledge, capabilities? 2.) What is the action of local official in the Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna in terms of allocations, and ordinance? 3.) What is the status of Disaster Management in Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna in terms of prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation/recovery? 4.) Is there a significant relationship between the status of disaster awareness and disaster management in the Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna? and 5.) Is there a significant relationship between the action of the local officials and disaster management in the Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna?                         A descriptive method is used in the study to determine the relationship of the disaster awareness to disaster management. The instrument used was questionnaire in the form of a checklist and a Five-Likert scale gather information needed to accomplish the study. The primary respondent of this study was the selected head of the family who belong to disaster-prone area in their barangay, and the officials/member of MDRRMO. The list of disaster-prone area came from MDRRMO, and two hundred (200) are served as respondent of the study, one hundred eighty-five (185) from the selected head of the family and fifteen (15) are came from officials and members of MDRRMO.                  The findings shows that the disaster awareness was observed to have a significant relationship to the disaster management. This means that the knowledge and capabilities of the residents about disaster awareness made them manage the disaster effectively. On the other hand, the findings shows that the action of local officials was observed to have a significant relationship to disaster management. This means that the ordinance and allocations of local officials that being implemented in the municipality had a noticeable impact on how effectively disaster were managed.  The study concludes that the status of disaster awareness showed a significant relationship in disaster management in municipality. The null hypothesis “there is a significant relationship between the status disaster awareness and disaster management in the Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna.” is rejected. The action of local official showed a significant relationship in disaster management in municipality. The null hypothesis, “there is a significant relationship between the action of local officials and disaster management in the Municipality of Kalayaan, Laguna.” is rejected. This recommends that residents may continue to engage their self in developing disaster preparedness program. And local officials may continually prioritize disaster preparedness and response in conducting risk assessments, developed more contingency plans, and investing in disaster-resilient infrastructure.

Keywords

  • preparedness
  • response
  • disaster management
  • rehabilitation