63.1% of respondents believe the national government’s response to the risk and damage caused by Yolanda was not enough
AS survivors commemorate the fifth month since Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas region, results of the latest IBON survey show that most Filipinos think that the national government’s disaster risk reduction preparation and response to the super typhoon was not enough.
Asked if the national government’s preparations to reduce disaster risks and damage that may be caused by natural hazards such as typhoons and earthquakes are enough, 61.2% of all respondents answered no. Only 28.0% of all respondents said the preparations for the typhoon were enough.
Asked in particular if they think the national government’s response to disaster risks and damage caused by typhoon Yolanda is enough, 63.1% answered no while only 28.4% answered yes.
The latest IBON nationwide survey was conducted from January 16 to 24 among 1,500 respondents aged 18 years and above. It employed a multi-stage probability sampling scheme and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%. The January 2014 round was a non-commissioned survey conducted across various sectors in 16 regions.
Below is the tabulation of results of people’s perception on the national government’s preparation and response to reduce disaster risks:
1. In your opinion, are the national government’s preparations to reduce disaster risks and damage that may be caused by natural hazards, e.g. typhoons and earthquakes, enough?
2. In your opinion, is the national government’s response to disaster risks and damage caused by the typhoon Yolanda enough?