Vermont Khan L. Juvahib
A B S T R A C T
This study aimed to establish mechanisms for recovery and rehabilitation systems during disaster crisis situations, particularly in the City of Escalante. The study used a qualitative research method by conducting an internal assessment and evaluations using the HYOGO Framework for Actions and SGLG scorecards among government stakeholders, one-onone interviews with sectoral representatives and government key players, analyses of related documentary output available from the city’s archives and valuable articles from the internet. Following the conceptual framework of this paper, the paper intended to integrate programs and projects that would boost disaster readiness and resiliency to the existing systems of governance and developmental mechanisms of the city. It assessed institutional services and how it impacted the community. Likewise, it identified needed interventions to implement capability development among stakeholders and project implementers, how to manage public organizations, CSOs, NGOs, and other private organizations and assist in providing livelihood initiatives among locales and how to fully integrate disaster risk reduction programs into the veins of the local government and at the grassroots’ level.