Economic Security Assessment in Palapag Northern Samar Philippines
This study conducted to assess the economic security of Palapag in terms of food production, food consumption, livelihood, income and living condition of the municipality of Palapag, Northern Samar, Philippines. Analyze the extent of disaster response provided by the government, Non-Government Organizations (NGO), International Non-Government Organizations (INGO), and concerned groups and individuals to the affected population and how people cope to crises using their local assets or resources after the disaster. Families sometimes received food assistance (26 kg rice and canned goods) from local government and other concerned NGOs & INGOs good for few days. There were families who are member of Cash transfer (a government program) who receive cash grants to improve the health, nutrition, and the education of children. This will also augment the expenses of the family for the food, health and education of their children. The family cope with the food shortage of food by reducing number of meal per day, replacement of rice by root crops and vegetables. Borrowing of money from small sari-sari shops in supporting their house hold (HH). Taking children out of school and rather obliged or forced to help the family to earn income in the form of labor. Selling of productive assets like land or livestock in case of emergencies related to health, education and death. Migration by both men and women to big cities for applying as domestic, construction and factory worker.
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