Economic Security Assessment of Ma-ayon, Capiz, Philippines during COVID-19 Pandemic
This study assesses the economic security of the Municipality of Ma-ayon, Capiz, Philippines, in terms of livelihood, production, income, market accessibility, and health to determine the extent of the consequence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the residents. The study evaluates the responses provided by the government, private nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs). Residents’ strategies to cope with the pandemic were also determined. Results showed that families received cash and food assistance from the local government and other concerned INGOs, which was given to augment the expenses for food, and health. The families also coped with the food shortage by minimizing the number of daily meals and by replacing rice in meals with vegetables and root crops.
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