Communicating Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Information Before And During Covid-19 Pandemic Of The Local Government Units In The Philippines

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Mhel . P. L. Stagen , Marife R. De Torres , Danilo S. Vargas


This study aims to determine how the municipality of Sto. Domingo and Nueva Ecija communicate DRRM practices to their constituents using a quantitative research design and purposive sampling in selecting the 474  respondents. Data were collected using key informant interview  and online survey questionnaire. Most of the respondents were Roman Catholic, Single, had a household size of 5, had below Php 100,000.00 in annual income, employed, and are high school graduates. Their preferred source of DRRM information is social media and TV, while newspapers yielded the least number of respondents. The respondents scored highly on DRRM awareness and attitude .

            There was a significant negative correlation between employment status,civil status and DRRM awareness and the attitude of the respondents towards DRRM practices. Media Usage Preferences have a significant positive correlation with Fire, Earthquake, Typhoon, Flood, and General DRRM Awareness.

            There is a significant correlation between TV usage, radio, social media, newspaper, and municipality communicated information and COVID-19-related awareness and the attitude of the respondents towards DRRM practices. A negatively correlated was found between DRRM on Flood, social media, and DRRM on  Flood awareness and the attitude of the respondents.Earthquakes and social media are negatively correlated to both DRRM awareness and the attitude of the respondents. Lastly, TV and Social media are significantly negatively correlated to awareness of DRRM on Fire. Social media is also significantly negatively correlated with the attitude of the respondents towards  DRRM  on Fire.

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