Masantol, Pampanga Experience
Masantol is a small municipality located in the province of Pampanga in the island of Luzon. The eastern and coastal part of the municipality is composed of the small and remote fishing villages of Sagrada, Sapang Kauayan, Nigui, Balibago, Alauli and Bagang which are seasonally hit by heavy flooding but also prone to tropical cyclones, storm surges, earthquakes and tsunami. During the last decades and because of the Pampanga delta subsidence, people had to abandon rice and vegetable staple-food cultivation and shift to cash-based aquaculture to make a living.
1:2,700-scale model (no vertical exaggeration) of the theMunicipality of Masantol, Barangays Alauli, Balibago, Bagang, Sagrada, Nigui, Sapang Kauayan, Province of Pampanga, Philippines (Yr 2009)
Note: The model was produced in the context of the ParticipatoryMethodology for Assessing and Managing Risk (PAMAMRISK) project and specifically within the framework of a Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) initiative requested by the local community leaders and the local government. The P3DM method was introduced by the scientists. The model features the collective knowledge of local residents and representatives from the Municipal Government of Masantol, Center for Emergency Aidand Rehabilitation, Inc., Ugnayan People’s Organization, Tarik Soliman High School, and the University of the Philippines Diliman.
The 3D model was produced in two phases. The first one in August, 2008 and the second one in August 2009. The 3D model has subsequently been used for vulnerability mapping activities. Results included the following: Assessment of hazard, vulnerabilities and capacities, establishment of a CBDRR plan and methodological learning
Model produced in the framework of the Participatory Methodology for Assessing and Managing Risk (PAMAMRISK) project
Funding provided by ProVention Consortium & Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Local contact organisation: Municipal Government of Dagupan, c/o Hon. Marcelo Lacap Jr., Municipal Government of Dagupan, Masantol, Pampanga 2017, Philippines, bajun.0913[at]gmail.com)