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PUNDASYON HANUNUO MANGYAN SCHOOL PROJECT
Project Director:          Carmelita Quebengco
Funding Agency:        Benefactor

The project was a response to the request of the community leaders of the Pundasyon Hanunuo Mangyan, Inc. (PHM) for an elementary education program that is culturally appropriate and available in their area.

The community leaders coursed their request through the Philippine Association for Intercultural Development, which in turn sought the help of DLSU through the Participatory Uplands Management Program (PUMP) of the Research Center.

Among others, the project had the goals of: a) providing the target population with a culturally appropriate education program in line with an overall objective of helping build up community self-management capabilities; b) assessing the feasibility of participatory development in the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of the school project; and c) achieving school self-sufficiency through applied upland agricultural education and production.

Key words:  Hanunuo Mangyan, elementary education, culturally appropriate education, community self-management, participatory development

 

THE RURAL POOR IN LEYTE: A SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE
Project Director:          Pilar Ramos-Jimenez
Funding Agency:        United States Agency for International Development

The main concern of the study on the Social and Institutional Profile of Leyte was to analyze the development efforts being pursued on that island. The study attempted to identify the most significant economic, social, institutional, and environmental factors affecting three categories of the rural poor: lowland rainfed farmers, upland rainfed farmers, and artisanal fishermen.

Three major research approaches were used in undertaking this project: a review of documents from primary and secondary sources in Manila and Leyte; interviews of key informants from the three categories of the rural poor and from government and non-government agencies; and validation workshops involving selected key informants from the field interviews.

From the study it was found that the three categories of rural poor exhibit similar features that form the classic description of the disadvantaged: landlessness, utilization of traditional technology, low production, low income, multiple sources of income as a major survival strategy, active involvement of women and children in farming and fishing, lack of capital and lack of access to disposition of goods, and poor access to transportation.

The rural poor lack social services in health, nutrition, and education. Extension services do not reach most of them because of poor physical infrastructure and limited manpower in the extension agencies. Development efforts on the part of government show an emphasis on capital-intensive, urban-based industries and less attention to agricultural programs.  This has brought out the disparity between the progressive north side of the island and the neglected south.

The environments of the three groups studied were characterized by poor soil, damaging typhoons and drought, denuded forests, and depleted resources.

Key words: social and institutional profile, rural poor, lowland and upland rainfed farmers, artisanal fishermen

 

PHILIPPINE AND AUSTRALIAN PERCEPTIONS OF ISSUES RELATED
TO THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER: FOOD SECURITY
AND COMMUNITY TRADE

Project Directors:        Tereso S. Tullao, Jr. and Wilfrido V. Villacorta
Funding Agency:        Philippine Institute for Development Studies

This research project aimed to contribute to the current efforts in improving the ASEAN-Australian dialogue on the New International Economic Order (NIEO) issues. The main task of this study was to analyze the positions of the Philippines and Australia with respect to the proposed schemes aimed at resolving the commodity and food security issues.

The main objectives of the study were to: a) review and analyze the country positions of the Philippines and Australia as well as the common position of ASEAN with respect to the New International Economic Order, in general, and the commodities and food security issues, in particular; b) evaluate the extent of divergences and convergences among these different positions; and c) explore the possible ways by which the divergences could be reconciled and the convergences could be developed.

The findings of the study indicated that divergences are present in the positions of Australia and the Philippines as far as the concept of New International Economic Order and commodity are concerned. Australia’s emphasis is on providing for the improvement of basic human needs rather than on massive structural change. The Philippines, on the other hand, has echoed the Third World’s demand for structural changes in order to correct the imbalance in international economic relations.  However, the country’s support for an integrated approach to global economic ills is balanced by its realistic inclination to seek compromises. ASEAN countries, like the Philippines, generally believe that the current economic crisis renders several of the demands of developing countries impracticable. However, these demands could be tackled on a bilateral or regional basis.

Key words: ASEAN, New International Economic Order, commodity and food security issues, basic human needs

 

 


 

 

 

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