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Title Disaster Response of Iligan City During Tropical Storm Sendong
Posted by Amabelle Embornas
Authors Nimfa Bracamonte; Sulpecia Ponce; Myrma Jean Mendoza; Liwayway Viloria; Amabelle Embornas
Publication date 2014/06
Journal The Mindanao Forum
Volume XXVII
Issue 1
Pages 83-106
Publisher MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology
Abstract This study examines the nature of disaster response activities conducted by the government of Iligan City, its line agencies, and humanitarian organizations who were the first responders to Tropical Storm Sendong. Using qualitative research design, this study made use of in-depth interviews of 21 key informants from the aforementioned agencies/organizations. The findings show that based on the DRRM goals of these organizations, they undertook post-disaster needs assessment, rescue operations, relief assistance, and early recovery activiteis/ interventions immediately after Sendong. These were done for the purpose of providing basic social services for the devastated communities in order to meet the objectives of life preservation and basic subsistence needs of those people affected. However, there were some bureaucratic, logistic and inter-agency coordination problems that emerged during the delivery of emergency relief operations and services. These findings have implications to disaster preparedness, monitoring and disaster governance of the local government units of Iligan City,
Index terms / Keywords cluster approach, disaster relief, disaster plan, humanitarian organizations