Economic Security Assessment of San Jorge, Samar, Philippines, as it Experiences Coronavirus

  • Marcos E. Bollido Northwest Samar State University
Keywords: Economic Security Assessment, COVID-19, Pandemic, Philippines, Coronavirus

Abstract

This study assesses the economic security of the city of San Jorge, Samar, Philippines, in terms of livelihood, income, and health in order to analyze the extent of the effect of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the populace. The study evaluates the responses provided by the government, private nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs). It also looks at how people coped with the crisis during and after the community quarantine. Families received cash and food assistance from local government and other concerned INGOs, which was given to augment the expenses for food, health, and education of their children. The families coped with the food shortage by reducing the number of daily meals and by replacing rice in meals with root crops and vegetables.

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Published
2020-06-11
How to Cite
Bollido, M. (2020). Economic Security Assessment of San Jorge, Samar, Philippines, as it Experiences Coronavirus. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(4), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.094.005
Section
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System