March 17th, 2010 | Published in Summary
From the analysis of data, the findings were as follows:
1. Status of the Flood Control Projects in the two congressional districts of Metro Manila.
There were more than 52 flood control projects and activities undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways in the district of Tondo (representing 74.28% of the total projects of the Department for Metro Manila) as compared to 18 projects for the district of Sta. Cruz (25.72%)
2. Assessment of the parents, teachers and students in the districts of Tondo and Sta. Cruz, Manila regarding the flood situation:
2.1. The three groups of respondents indicated that the floods in the two congressional districts were caused by residents throwing garbage in the canals and water outlets. These canals are not cleaned, and uncollected garbage clog the sewerage and streets. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the districts belong to low-lying areas of the city. There is also the lack of flood control campaign and commitment among resident.
2.2. The three groups of respondents in the two congressional districts of Manila manifested that oftentimes, when there are floods, schoolchildren are forced to absent themselves from their classes, obliging them to do remedial/make-up lessons. This is in addition to make-up classes due to suspension of classes.
3. School assistance in the promotion of the flood campaign as perceived by the three groups of respondents:
The three groups of respondents strongly agreed to three major flood control campaign programs, such as: integration/inclusion of the concepts of flood control as a unit of study in Sibika (Social Studies), Science and Health and Physical Education; orientations to be conducted by teachers and school officials in every class as early as the first week of the school year and putting up billboards in strategic places regarding the flood control campaign, posters in every house and in school educating the people on the causes of floods, the frequency of occurrence and the effects of floods on the lives of the people in the community.
4. Significant differences in the assessment of the three groups of respondents regarding the flood situation.
No significant differences were noted among the respondents’ assessment on the rate of flood occurrence as supported b the chi-square values which were much lower than the tabular value of 33.924 with 22 degrees of freedom at .05 level.