THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING Background and Rationale of the Study

Hazel Cañeda, Jillian Bejoc, Aida Inabangan
unpublished
The study aims to explore and describe the meaning of the lived experiences of first responders at the height of typhoon Yolanda's outrage. This study will utilize Edmund Husserl's descriptive phenomenological approach to discover and understand the true essence of the lived experiences of first responders at the height of typhoon Yolanda's rage (Wilson, 1987). The study was conducted in Barangay Caputatan Norte which has been badly hit by typhoon Yolanda. After the analysis of data utilizing
more » ... of data utilizing Colaizzi's strategy, four clustered themes emerged (Shosha, 2012). Those were AWARENESS; PREPAREDNESS; INITIATIVE and ACCEPTANCE. As natural calamity arises in a certain area, the involvement of leaders and other key persons is very important. It is best to have people who will be taught on the proper disaster risk management, thus, they will be the one to help in stabilizing or pacifying the situation if an earthquake, typhoon or any other natural calamities arise. First responders to these kinds of events should be established in every area there is in the country.
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