Survey on Disaster Risk Reduction Measures in the Balicuatro Area Schools of Northern Samar

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Randy O. Canales
Felisa L. Sanico

Abstract

This study sought to account the disaster risk reduction measures of the school heads of the elementary schools in the Balicuatro Area of Northern Samar in terms of information dissemination and advocacy campaign, policy mechanisms, organizational structure and mitigation measures to ensure the safety of the pupils, school personnel, properties and records. The findings showed that there was a significant relationship on the level of awareness of the respondents and the status of implementation of disaster risk reduction measures. The respondents possess some extent of knowledge on disaster risk reduction measures. The respondents’ awareness influenced their status of implementation of the measures. It can be implied that the efforts of the government to raise the awareness is effective.

Keywords:
Disaster risk reduction awareness, Balicuatro Area Northern Samar, mitigation measures, policy mechanisms

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How to Cite
Canales, R. O., & Sanico, F. L. (2021). Survey on Disaster Risk Reduction Measures in the Balicuatro Area Schools of Northern Samar. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 15(2), 64-74. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2021/v15i230368
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Original Research Article

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