WIT Press


Land For The Landless

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN150261

Volume

150

Pages

7

Page Range

291 - 297

Published

2015

Size

270 kb

Author(s)

A. Aguilar, M. A. Imran

Abstract

Typhoons Reming and Milenyo have brought a different challenge to Albayanos. During the last quarter of 2006, two super typhoons hit Albay: Milenyo in September and Reming in November. The latter was the worst that ever hit Legazpi City. The typhoons caused severe damage and devastation to the province. It left thousands of families homeless, destroyed agricultural lands and disrupted people’s economic activities. A considerable number of these families are still staying in either designated transit areas and or makeshift houses while those who managed to return to their homes are still struggling with the day-to-day concerns of restoring their houses and ways of living. Generally, this research was intended to raise awareness, generate sympathy and action among various stakeholders in improving the situations of the families living in tents, makeshifts and even those accommodated by host families through making private or public lands and buildings available for transit use. The research is a 26-minutes video production which showcases the plight of the Albayanos after typhoon Reming; particularly, the internally displaced persons who are still living in tents, evacuation centers, shanties encroaching upon residential areas, and those residing with host families or in unsafe zones. Through the collaborative effort between and among Local Government Units (LGUs) and Non- Government Organizations (NGOs), greater awareness, sympathy and involvement in the lives of the displaced individuals and families have generated both public and private lands and buildings which have been made available for transit use until permanent relocation sites can be provided by the local governments to said victims.

Keywords

landless, internally displaced persons, disaster management, typhoon, mayon eruption, makeshift houses