Proposed Disaster Risk Reduction Management Project for Coastal Areas

  • Fe M. Fallurin
  • Randy M. Baja
  • Raquel B. Ranchez


Preparedness for an unpredictable phenomenon that happens in any place is essential to be resilient in the face of disasters. Using the descriptive method of research, the school program implementation of disaster risk reduction and management in coastal areas in the Schools Division of Batangas City was determined from the 33 school heads and coordinators and 180 teaching and non-teaching personnel through the assessment of the extent of implementation of the four areas, the risk commonly experienced, the performance of duties and functions and the issues and challenges using the purposive and stratified random sampling through interview from selected participants. The data were analyzed using weighted mean, standard deviation, ANNOVA and Scheffe’s test. Results showed significant difference in prevention and mitigation as well as in recovery and rehabilitation; typhoon, earthquake and flood, thunderstorm, and seawall destruction were the risks commonly experienced; school heads and coordinators greatly manifest performance of duties and functions in terms of organizing DRRM team to support the implementation of preparedness and response measures as well as in preparing and submitting reports on the effect of any hazards; and trainings/seminar on disaster risk reduction of school heads and teachers and the availability of equipment when conducting earthquake drill were the topmost issues and challenges, thus, the study led to the preparation of project CARED toward culture of safety and resilient school community.Keywords: Resilient, coastal area, Scheffe’s test, Batangas City, Philippines