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Building community-based resilience in the municipality of San Francisco, Cebu, Philippines

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  • Building community-based resilience in the municipality of San Francisco, Cebu, Philippines
  • Cheng, Ranel Ram
  • Global Delivery Initiative; KDI School


Title Building community-based resilience in the municipality of San Francisco, Cebu, Philippines
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Cheng, Ranel Ram

Publisher

Global Delivery Initiative; KDI School

Date 2019-03
Series Title; No Global Delivery Initiative
Subject Country Philippines(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < General
Holding Global Delivery Initiative
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Abstract

This Global Delivery Initiative (GDI) case study examines how the Municipality
of San Francisco, in Cebu province, Philippines transformed its unique subvillage-
level purok system so that it could be used in disaster risk reduction
and management (DRRM). The purok system, a network of communitybased
people’s organizations that complements the elected barangay (village)
government, was established in 2004 as grassroots service delivery unit of the
municipal government. With an emphasis on volunteerism and self-help, the
purok became the primary vehicle to reach the most vulnerable communities in
the municipality. In 2010, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Act mandated local government units (LGUs) to take the lead in implementing
DRRM. In San Francisco, DRRM was integrated into the purok.
In November 2013, typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) became one
of the strongest tropical cyclones ever to make landfall. San Francisco recorded
zero casualties and began recovery immediately, despite being geographically
isolated from its mother province, while nearby LGUs were left overwhelmed by
the extent of damages left by Haiyan. This case study shows how, prior to the
onslaught of typhoon Haiyan, the formative years in establishing the purok system
provided the necessary learning process for residents and municipal officials to
overcome the challenge of coordination and engagement among the different
levels of government, as well as within communities themselves, in the context of
introducing the new DRRM framework.