Vulnerability to Rainfall-induced landslide of three communities in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines

Talubo, Joan Pauline P. / Arian J. Jacildo / Victoria O. Espaldon / Lilibeth A. Acosta-Michlik / Damasa M. Macandog / Gloria Luz M. Nelson / Nelita M. Lalican / Edwin R. Abucay / Charisma T. Malenab / Jaderick P. Pabico / Moises A. Dorado
External Publications (2015)

in: International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) 23 (1), 138-166


This study determined the vulnerability of three communities based on the framework that vulnerability is influenced by the amount and intensity of rainfall received by the area in a given time, the conditions of the biophysical characteristics of the area, and the socio-economic profile of the community in the area. A time series model to capture the long-term rainfall pattern in the area was developed with consideration to the occurrences of extreme events. Biophysical studies were conducted on the study sites to determine their respective characteristics using topography (slope and elevation), land-use, and soil type as parameters. Through a respondent-type survey, the socio-economic profiles of the communities were characterized using income, livelihood, participation in social networks, and existence of community early warning systems, among others, as parameters.

About the author

Acosta-Michlik, Lilibeth

Agricultural/Environmental Economist


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