By: Jose Francisco Santiago
CCARPH is conducting a social vulnerability analysis using census data obtained from the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) Census of Population and Housing for the city of Manila. This serves as an input of CCARPH to a budding partnership with the local government of Manila, together with the National Resilience Council (NRC). The goal of the social vulnerability analysis is to assess the social aspect of vulnerability of the various barangays in Manila to climate disasters. It also aims to help policymakers in the LGU decide on measures to aid vulnerable populations. This analysis will yield a list of vulnerability components for the city and a way to rank the barangays based on their levels of vulnerability.