This is a special journal edition of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences for 2020 highlights the studies conducted by the faculties of Bukidnon State University on the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines. The CHED Discovering – Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities (DARE-TO) research grant is a two-year research program aimed to develop an integrated framework for the assessment of various adaptive measures of disaster risk reduction and management for the province. The researches in this 2020 volume are on governance, education, health and sciences. They also focused on the basic services of LGUs, DRR management for school-aged children, health and environment risk assessment, and land use policies. These researches respond to issues in flood- and landslide-prone areas in the province and are the bases for policy formulation and extension program of Bukidnon State University or other SUCs willing to take off from these research results. The studies published here are on DRRM mechanisms for school-aged children, community-based risk assessment in flood- and landslide-prone areas, development of DRM and mitigation extension program, health risk assessment of residents in disaster-prone areas of Bukidnon, governance issues on DRR of LGUs, risk assessment of basic social services, psychological risk assessment of residents, hydrologic model for flooding in Manupali Watershed and its implications, and hazard, exposure and vulnerabilities of school-aged children. Bukidnon State University administration and researchers would like to thank the Commission on Higher Education for granting this research project called DARE TO. This program was supported by CHED-OPRKM Research Management Division.
Published: 2020-12-30