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We as a researcher choose 'interview' as a data instrument gathering.We find 10 barangay's around La Mesa Dam including Brgy. Payatas district 2,Brgy Greater Lagro,Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Brgy. Sta Lucia,Brgy. North Fairview, Brgy. Gulod,Brgy. Fairview,Brgy. Katuparan,Brgy. Batasan Hills,and Brgy. Culiai. The following names are the barangay officials and their terms for each brgy. Mr.Obet Malasaga,the administrator of the Brgy. Fairview has been working for 7 yrs in the said barangay. Ms. Jamie Garcia,the administrator of the Brgy. Culiai has been working for 15 yrs in the said barangay.Mr. Edgar Macario works as a member of the brgy. For 3 yrs in Brgy.Batasan Hills. Mr.Jose Gaviola serves for 11 yrs in Brgy.Commonwealth. Mr.Emmanuel "Banso" Pilar serves as a Brgy. Captain in Brgy.Pasong Tamo for 5 yrs and 4 mos.Mr.Antonio del Rosario serves for almost 4 yrs in Brgy.Gulod as a member of the barangay.Executive officer: P/S Supt.Miguel G. Mariano Sr. works at Brgy.Greater Lagro as a BPSO from october 2012 up to the present.Mr.Ronaldo G. Anasco serves as a BPSO in Brgy.Sta Lucia for 4 yrs.Mr.Bonifacio Red Sr.works as a desk officer at Brgy.Payatas district 2 and Mr.Ranny Adoro also works as a desk officer/team leader in Brgy.North Fairview Hall since 2001 up to the present.The Purpose of the interview is to show what kind of life nd how people interact if there is a calamity and how prepare they are in times of a suden disaster. The main issues discussed during the interviews are about the typhoons that affects their community and how the government helped them.Most of the barangays said that the calamities greatly affected their community are Habagat and Ondoy.According to Mr.Pilar,Mr.del Rosario,Mr.Mariano Sr.,Mr.Anasco,Mr.Red Sr.,Mr.Adoro Sr.,and Ms.Garcia,typhoon Ondoy was the worst calamity happened to their community.It creates damages to their community like floods,lack of food supply,and some homeless.All the barangay share similar stories about the damages but they differ on how long the community has been affected.Mr.Mariano Sr.,Mr.del Rosario and Mr.Adoro Sr.said that it only takes n hour that their community has been affected but Brgy. Fairview,Sta Lucia and Payatas has been affected for days according to Mr.Anasco,Mr.Red Sr.and Mr.Malasaga while in Brgy.Tandang Sora,Pasong Tamo, and Batasan Hills takes a week before their community has been recoverd.Brgy.Commonwealth is the only brgy. Greatly affected for almost a month.All barangay said that the local government helped them through relief goods,social services,medical assistance,donations,rescue,development, relocation,and DSWD assistance.Every barangay have their evacuation area like church,school,covered court and their very own barangay hall.Each evacuation area have their different families that can accomodate.The Brgy.North Fairview hall can accomodate more or less than 10 thousand while in Brgy.Gulod can accomodate up to 5,417 people.Brgy.Pasong Tamo can accomodate at least 100 familes.Brgy.Fairview can accomodate 300 families while in Brgy.Sta Lucia can accomodate more or less 500 plus familes.Brgy.Payatas can accomodate almost 1000 families while the Brgy.Culiai can accomodate 350 families according to Ms.Garcia and the Brgy.Batasan Hills can accomodate more than 1000 families.Brgy.Greater Lagro can accomodate at least 500 to 1000 families and the last barangay which is the Brgy.Commonwealth can accomodate at least 200 families.Barangay officials informed through barangay communication,city hall communication,media,news,PAG-ASA,call from La Mesa Dam,radio call and BD RRMC(Barangay Risk Reduction and Management Council) and the barangay official also informed through members of the community,barangay volunteers,purok leaders,BPSO,barangay personnel,council,flyers,annoncing through mega phone and house to house.In Brgy.Batasan Hills,it takes 3 days to spread information to their community while in Brgy.Tandang Sora and Brgy.Commonwealth,they just give an immediate information to their members.In Brgy. Payatas and Brgy.North Fairview takes a day to demonstrate and spread information.According to Mr.Pilar and Mr.del Rosario,it takes an hour for them to demonstrate and spread information.In Brgy.Fairview it takes 3 times a day according to Mr.Malasaga and Brgy.Greater Lagro and Sta.Lucia just repeating the information to their community. In Brgy.Payatas,Pasong Tamo,Fairview, North Fairview hall,we find the same answer which is sometimes.In Brgy.Commonwealth they encountered problems in convincing the community but in Brgy.Culiai,Gulod, Batasan Hills,Greater Lagro and Sta.Lucia shared a lot of reasons from the community members.Most of them answered that the resident din not want to evacuate for some reasons.Announcement usually discriminated.Some answers we gathered are evacuation,barangay programs,livelihood programs,payment of taxes and barangay to resident communication.Among of the said,the most difficult to implement is force evacuation,maybe because they have their livelihood on that particular area.How does the barangay ensure that the community comply to the program.Brgy.Pasong Tamo,Culiai,Batasan Hills and Katuparan Commonwealth all answered continues monitoring.Brgy.Culiai and Katuparan communicate throughtheir community members by volunteers while Batasan Hills,Gulod,Greater Lagro have their communication to the barangay via mega phone and site visitation while the rest of the barangays did not answer.Brgy.Fairview,Pasong Tamo,Katuparan and Culiai acquire ssuch means facilities/equipment through barangay supply and donation while the Brgy.Greater Lagro,Gulod,Batasan Hills get their help through local government.No answer for the other barangay's.The latest gadgets that Brgy.Greater Lagro,Culiai,Katuaparan and Sta Lucia is portable radio.For Brgy.Batasan Hills,Gulod and Payatas have their rubber boats and emergency response team but the rest did not answer.How many hours ahead of time for Brgy.Katuparan,it's as soon as announced,Brgy.Batasan Hills reached 24 hours,Brgy. Fairview,Gulod reached 5 hours while its 24/7 for Brgy.Payatas,North Fairview,Culiai,and Sta Lucia.Remaining barangay's have no answer.Brgy.Greater Lagro,Katuparan and Pasong Tamo dont have a regular meeting with La Mesa Dam,while Brgy.Gulod,Batasan Hills,Payatas,North Fairview and Sta Lucia answer yes and for Brgy.Culiai and fairview it is not regularly for disaster preparedness program.Brgy.Sta Lucia,Payatas,Batasan Hills,Gulod,Katuparan,Pasong Tamo,Culiai and Fairview have their meeting form other agency.The other remaining barangays have no other meetings for other agencies.For the awareness program,Brgy.North Fairview,Fairview,Culiai,Pasong Tamo,Katuparan,Gulod,Batasan Hills,Payatas,and Sta Lucia,they all answer yes but in Greater Lagro,they dont have answer.In support in financial,mental,emotional,the Brgy.Batasan Hills,Fairview,North Fairview,and Payatas answer yes,they receive such support from LGU and other sources and for the other remaining barangay,they did not answer and dont want to comment.Only Brgy.Katuparan and North Fairview doesn't have a budget for community activities while for the other barangays ,they find a way to have a budget,some are their sponsor and local government. For potable drinking water,Brgy.Pasong Tamo,Katuparan and Greater Lagro get it via MAYNILAD.For the other barangay,they get their supply on NAWASA.For the improvement on service on La Mesa Dam, Brgy.Fairview,Gulod and Culiai agreed that they should have an early information and much more communication.But for the rst of the barangay's,they don't have an answer.All the barangay's have no idea that the La Mesa Dam do not use gate to control water flow.Brgy.Culiai,Batasan Hills and Katuparan says that the purpose of the gate of the dam is to control while the others have no idea. The interview states that the La Mesa Dam greatly affects each barangay around the vicinity.On this interview,we figured out ow affected hey are if there is a calamity like typhoons or even low pressure area.On this interview,we find out that each barangay though has a small amount of facilities still needs financial support,sources of materials and most of all is a progressive way of communication.Each barangay we interviewed has a boats which uses as a evacuationtools but those boats are not enough to reached out every single people in a certain barangay.We are proud to say that the said interview succeeded to reach our goals. We successfully reach our goals because we find out that each barangay around the vicinity of La Mesa Dam greatly affected everytime there are calamities.We also find out the emptiness and the needs of each barangay around the La Mesa Dam.…...

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