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The Eco-Conscious Narratives of Disaster Resilience of the Residents of Barangay Paang Bundok, Quezon City

Keywords: Creative Non Fiction, Socio-economic status , Narratives, Resilience, & Disaster

Year Published: 2019

Research Promoter: Mr. Jose Kervin Cesar Calabias


Alturino, G., De Guzman, J., Musngi, C., & Perez, L. (2019). The Eco-Conscious Narratives of Disaster Resilience of the Residents of Barangay Paang Bundok, Quezon City. Retrieved from: http://poverelloonline.lsqc.edu.ph/research/research.php?id=31.

Abstract

This study determined how Barangay Paang Bundok, a community that lacks disaster experience perceives disaster, preparedness, resilience, and the effects of calamities to the environment. 20 (twenty) residents of the barangay were chosen randomly and were divided into two sets according to socioeconomic status (SES) based on the monthly income of the residents indicated in the unified instrument of the Lead Resilience Group. The data of the study came in the form of narratives from conducted Key Informant Interviews (KII) among the selected respondents. Only 16 (sixteen) of the KIIs were turned into creative nonfiction (CNF) works. Through an analysis made with the use of CNFs, specifically liter-ary journalism, six major themes were identified: faith-based narratives, materialism, disaster and politics, volunteerism, and values and attitudes. Related studies generalize that communities like Barangay Paang Bundok are less prepared and more complacent and confident on the onset of calamity. However, this study suggests that individual perceptions and experience invalidate such generalization as these individual perceptions make up the varied resilience assessment of Barangay Paang Bundok depicting that there are different forms of resilience. More so, these perceptions support the argument that the community’s lack of disaster experience is not directly correlated with the individual perceptions of the residents. Likewise, arguing that the community’s lack of disaster experience correlates to the lack of resilience is an overgeneralization that downplays the individual conceptions of resilience in Barangay Paang Bundok.

Authors


Alturino, G.

De Guzman, J.

Musngi, C.

Perez, L.