Disaster economic resiliency sustainability in the island eco-system

Alain Jomarie G. Santos1,*

Author Affliations

1Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Santo Tomas, España Blvd., Metro Manila
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The article shared the case study result of the Pamarawan Island in Malolos, Bulacan. The study presented a sustainable development approach in the island community and the proposed economic model solution on how it can address the continuing sustenance of the island particularly in times of disaster. Basing the study on the disaster economic resiliency, the researcher had gathered and analyzed primary and secondary data that were collected from a structured survey from the respondents and from the semi-structured interviews conducted with the qualified key informants in the island community. The study shows that strong disaster resiliency factors are to be considered in times of disaster. Factors like the Environment and Natural Resources, Human Health and WellBeing, Social Protection, and Social Economic Class has an impact to the community resiliency. Other factors like Sustainable Livelihood, Social Protection, Financial Instrument and Physical Protection, Structure and Technical Measures are also significant in addressing economic resiliency. The recommendation creating an ISLET economic model would create an environment that would enable the establishment of disaster economic resiliency in the islands of Bulacan, which is based on the sustainability principles and defines key factors that is applicable to island areas, considering the idiosyncrasies of every island community.