Albay province in the Bicol region, Philippines was assessed thru
government-sanctioned hazard mapping as having “highest risk” to climatic
disasters 6 16 where the most notable were the typhoons Xangsane last
September 2006 and Durian last November 2006, claiming at least 14 and 1,000
lives respectively, with estimated
damages at Php 5 billion, The municipalities of Legaspi, Daraga and Camalig,
all within the political jurisdiction of Albay province, were the study locale, containing the highest variation and
concentration of these post-disaster.
prompted the Philippine government in allotting 750 million pesos for both new
housing construction in resettlement sites (displaced by mudslides), and repair
of existing houses for the economically-disadvantaged inhabitants.
This Article focused to
investigate the sustainability of donor’s housing programs. on a comparative analysis
of different types of housing construction on resettlement sites that being assessed
by the national government as highest risk to natural disasters. Research focused
on three areas, namely disaster risk management which should be guided by the
ISO 31000:2009. Where it consists of eleven (11) core principles, and there monitored
project life cycles (pre-design, design, construction and post-construction
phases), the structural description profile of their designed turn-over
dwelling units, and the actual condition of these dwelling units in
This Article is beneficial
to all as there’s a reminder that the Housing design customized per province
should be done by the National Housing Authority (NHA) since it has the
strategic connection with the other government agencies.
I categorize this article as an Comparative – Qualitative Method of research.
It is Comparative as it states to assess and compare the level of risk
management practices among, and within each of the seven (7) housing donors who
participated in the study during the entire
project life cycle (PLC) consisting of (pre-design, design, construction and
post-construction phases) of their respective housing projects based from the
eleven (11) core principles of ISO 31000:2009, to quantify and present the level of disaster resistance
of the different housing design variants, and to determine if the housing
project delivery among these donors are sustainable or not. In addition, It is
qualitative as it starts with hypotheses and then data which is conducted by
gathering information and testing the capacity strength of said building
material to be used. And lastly there is a presented conclusion.