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Related lit: In line with global trends, the vulnerability of the Philippines to disasters is increasing due to a combination of urbanization,

demographic climactic and environmental factors. It is estimated that 60% of the landmass is exposed to natural disasters and 74% of Filipinos live in vulnerable areas. Approximately a quarter of the population live below the poverty line, and individuals are disproportionately impacted by natural disasters. (research done by GSMA, 2012) Of the 37 schools from the national capital region,30% of the respondent schools had disasters preparedness plans. The majority 95% of the public schools conductive drills once a yr. Fire and earthquake drills were the most common type osf drill conducted in these schools. The majority (95%) of the public school key personnel were aware of the national local disaster management programs. All respondents were aware of disaster-related depED policies.. ASSESSMENT OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN SELECTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LUZON, PHILIPPINES BY : JONATHAN P. GUEVARRA, CARIDAD A. ANCHETA, JASON O. DE LA PENA, ADELWISA R. ORTEGA, AND THERESITA R. LARIOSA (ACTA MEDICA VOL. 41 NO. 2 JULY-DECEMBER 2007, PAGES 78-84) http://upmcphresearchoffice.weebly.com/assessment-of-disaster-preparedness-in-selected-publicschools-in-luzon-philippines.html Copyright2012. All Rights Reserved. De La Salle University 2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila, Philippines http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/library/webliography/subject/disaster_management.asp

Questionnaire: NATURAL HAZARD INFORMATION 1. In the past five years have you or someone in your household experienced a natural disaster ? ____Yes ____No (IF NO Skip to Question 2) 1.1 If (YES) which of these natural disasters have you or someone in your household experienced? (Please check all that apply) o Flooding o Earthquake o Terrorism o Fire 2. How concerned are you personally about the preparedness on emergency and disasters? Natural Extremely Very concerned Somewhat Not disaster concerned concerned concerned concerned flooding earthquake fire terrorism

1. Does the school have a designated crisis response team?

yes

no

2. Does the school has an emergency preparedness coordinator yes no 3. Does the school have on emergency response training and yes no drills/exercises? 4. asks the respondent to use a scale of 1 (Not adequate) to 5 (Very adequate) to rate the adequacy of emergency response training for three groups of people in the school: administrative staff, certificated staff (mainly teachers), and classified staff. All categories of school staff should be adequately trained in emergency response procedures. 5. asks the respondent to record the kinds of training that they think would be helpful to prepare themselves for emergencies. 6. asks the respondent to record the number of earthquake, fire, lockdown and district-wide drills that the school conducted or participated in during the last school year 7. asks the respondent to record the number of years he/she has been working at the current school. 8. This item asks the respondent to use a scale of 1 (Not at all prepared) to 5 (Very well prepared) to rate their schools preparedness in each of four areas of preparedness: planning, drills/exercises, training, and equipment and supplies. 9. asks whether the school provides students with information and instructions on how to prepare for and respond to disasters 10. asks the respondent to record the kinds of training that they think would be helpful to prepare themselves for emergencies. Reference: Emergency Preparedness Policies and Practices in Public Schools in California