JPAD Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2
JPAD Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2
Volume 3
Number 1 and 2
Year: 2016

Editor's Note

This volume contains seven research articles. Five articles evaluate different issues or concerns (i.e., service delivery; community capitals management practices; water governance; knowledge, attitudes and practices of dog owners; and persistence of poverty) in a specific community. One article explores the influence of social network approach in transferring policy, while the remaining article is on the social and economic benefits of organic agriculture.

Amores and Querijero assessed the service delivery in Makati Homeville (MH), Calauan, Laguna, focusing on the Makati Social Welfare and Development-Extension Office’s collaborative capacity. The results indicated that despite the collaborative initiatives taking place in MH, some basic services needed improvement, particularly access to livelihood, electricity, and potable water.

Focusing on two villages in Thailand, Nongtakhem in Buriram province and Somboon in Surin province, Suwannakam and Dizon analyzed the community capitals management for household well-being. Findings of the household survey conducted showed that both villages practiced all the community capitals management strategies (group membership, family planning, sufficiency economy, savings plan, household accounting, and secondary occupation) except family forest management, which was practiced only in Somboon.

Dayo et al. examined the various water governance roles of state and non-state actors within the Santa Cruz Watershed (SCW) in the Province of Laguna, Philippines amidst increased competition for water use due to rise in population and urbanization. Results of the focus group discussions and key informant interviews with state and non-state actor groups indicated that both state and non-state actors positioned themselves to support their respective interests. In times of water shortage, local governments at the village and the municipal levels coordinated and negotiated among themselves for access to water sources.

Meanwhile, Piamonte and De la Cruz assessed the knowledge, attitudes, and practices on rabies among dog owners in the Municipality of Los Baños, which is also located in the Province of Laguna, Philippines. The results of a survey of 418 dog owners in three barangays of Los Banos showed that although most of the respondents knew about rabies, their knowledge was limited. The bulk of respondents practiced regular feeding, dog grooming, and vaccination, but only a little over half of the dog owners interviewed confined their dogs at home. Registration of dogs was done by just a minority.

The article of Lapitan and Palis explored the different measures of embeddedness within a social network of mayors in the Province of Bohol, Philippines, and examined whether policy transfer mechanism hinge on the social network approach (SNA). Results of the survey of 24 mayors in Bohol indicated higher incidence of policy attitude similarity between a mayor and his immediate (ego) network peers compared to the similarity with peers in the broad network.

Madlangbayan and Rola evaluated the empirical support of the health and environmental benefits of organic agriculture by generating data from a survey of rice farmers and focus group discussions in rice farming communities. The results implied that farmers failed to identify social benefits with economic benefits that they could derive from adopting organic agriculture practices. Future policy research using multidisciplinary approaches is recommended where technical data can support the socio-economic analysis.

The last article by Usman and Baconguis studied the contributory factors why poverty persists among the poorest communities in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines: the Badjaos. Results revealed that conditions of deprivation that keep the Badjao people poor include low educational background, lack of skills, low aspirations, low income, lack of assets, poor nutrition and health conditions, poor social and political capabilities, and poor access to limited services. A collaborative and culturally sensitive model of program intervention for the Badjaos is proposed. The components of which are participative, informative, and formative, and the proposed model involves the networking of various institutions.

Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief Blanquita R. Pantoja
Managing Editors Jaine C. Reyes, Evelie P. Serrano
Associate Editor and Layout Artist Stella Cocepcion R. Britanico
Language Editors Madeline M. Suva, Evelie P. Serrano
Production and Circulation Staff Stoix Nebin S. Pascua, Rueth T. Cabral, Sandralyn V. Tan

List of Articles

Reviewers of the Issue

ZITA V.J. ALBACEA
Professor, Survey Sampling Division
Institute of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños
JENNIFER MARIE S. AMPARO
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Development Services
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños
LIZA N. COMIA
Associate Professor and Head, Statistical Modeling Division
Institute of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños
MARIA FAINA L. DIOLA
Assistant Professor and Director
Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines Diliman
HERMINIGILDA A. GABERTAN
Head, National Crop Research and Production Support Center
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines
ANDREW D. GASMEN
Project Development Officer, Agricultural Training Institute
Department of Agriculture, Philippines
NORMAHITTA P. GORDONCILLO
Associate Professor, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños
MIMOSA C. OCAMPO
Retired Professor, Institute for Governance and Rural Development
College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños
REY B. ORONAN
Assistant Professor and Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños
JOHN ERINORIO M. PEREZ
Assistant Professor, Institute for Governance and Rural Development
College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños
LYNLEI L. PINTOR
Science Research Specialist, Urban Ecosystem Research Division
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
NELSON JOSE VINCENT B. QUERIJERO
Professor, Institute for Governance and Rural Development
College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños
WALFREDO R. ROLA
Retired Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños
EVANGELINE C. SULABO
Retired Researcher, Community Innovations Studies Center
College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños

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