DISASTER PREPAREDNESS OF THE HISTORIC CHURCHES (HOUSE OF WORSHIP) IN THE PROVINCE OF CAVITE

Authors

  • JAYSON ELAYDA College of Tourism & Hospitality Management, De La Salle University Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines.
  • JIMFORD TABUYO College of Tourism & Hospitality Management, De La Salle University Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v4i6.287

Keywords:

cultural heritage site, disaster, disaster preparedness, historical church

Abstract

Cavite is a historical province in the Philippines the province is also known for historical Churches. This study assessed the disaster preparedness of the historical churches. The method is qualitative in nature and utilized interviews as the instrument of the study. The respondents are representatives of each historical church. The results show that NHCP is aware of the ancient churches' vulnerability to disasters based on their findings. Disaster response is a problem since historical churches aren't given priority and because of the geographical characteristics that rendered them vulnerable. Due to their significance to religion, culture, history, and identity, historic churches have social significance. Due to its age, worth to the community, and importance, historic museums must be prepared for disasters. While local governments have developed measures to reduce flooding, floods can be avoided provided that government policies and regular water level monitoring are put into practice. Earthquakes can cause the historical churches to shake. For disaster readiness in the event of ground shaking, the NHCP and the local government coordinate. Finally, since ground shaking cannot be entirely avoided, precautions like routine structural inspections are made.

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Published

2023-12-12

How to Cite

ELAYDA, J., & TABUYO, J. (2023). DISASTER PREPAREDNESS OF THE HISTORIC CHURCHES (HOUSE OF WORSHIP) IN THE PROVINCE OF CAVITE. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4(6), 15–27. https://doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v4i6.287

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