Disaster management capability of disaster risk reduction and management council in selected areas in Pangasinan: Basis for a capability enhancement program

Holden Kirby Mandapat VALDEZ
Tandoc National High School
Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

Corresponding Author’s Email: vholdenkirby@gmail.com


This descriptive study determined the disaster management capabilities of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) in Pangasinan in which validated questionnaire was utilized as the data gathering instrument. Specifically, it determined the respondents; disaster management capabilities as to their knowledge and practices on prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation and recovery. Statistical Tools used were mean percentage score for the knowledge of the respondents, average weighted mean for the practices of the respondents, and chi-square test for the difference of the knowledge and practices when grouped as to their profiles. Findings revealed that majority of the respondents belong to early adulthood, dominated by married female who are college graduate with a length of service of more than a decade and are from Urdaneta City. The respondents are knowledgeable and always practicing the key activities on disaster management as to prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response and rehabilitation and recovery. Moreover, the profile of the respondents as to age, educational attainment, civil status and length of service established a difference on the knowledge, practice and factors affecting their disaster management. In line with these, it is recommended to provide relevant seminars and extension program to enhance the disaster management capability of the DRRMC.

Keywords: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Capability, Descriptive study, Luzon, Philippines


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