All for one, one for all: the role of Filipino pro-social behaviours in building a disaster-resilient community Online publication date: Wed, 21-Nov-2018
by Darin Jan C. Tindowen; Honey Lei N. Bagalayos
International Journal of Sustainable Society (IJSSOC), Vol. 10, No. 3, 2018
Abstract: This study is conducted to explore the roles of Filipino pro-social behaviours specifically damayan (solidarity) and bayanihan (communal effort) in promoting community disaster resiliency among poor and flood-prone areas in Northern Philippines. An interpretive approach in research was utilised in the study. Fifty informants were purposively selected from the top five flood-prone communities in Northern Philippines. The results revealed that pro-social behaviours play an important role in the promotion of disaster-resiliency among the flood-prone communities since these two pro-social behaviours are used as a mechanism especially when external supports are unavailable. These two pro-social behaviours are sources of strength of the people which gives them hope for recovery when typhoons and floods hit them. As an offshoot of the study, a framework of disaster-resilient community was developed as a basis of building more disaster-resilient communities in the Philippines.
Online publication date: Wed, 21-Nov-2018
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