International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Public Administration | Philippines | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

COVID-19 Challenges and Responses of the Roxas City Government towards Sustainable Strategies for Inclusive Policy Directions

Perseus Cordova

Abstract: The Local Government Unit is responsible for ensuring the welfare of its people. This research determined the preparatory and interventive measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic in Roxas City as to policy changes, health programs, social services, and economic strategies. It looked into the challenges encountered, level of response, if differences exist in age, sex, educational attainment, estimated monthly family income, position in government, and respondents? length of service, and if there is significant relationship between challenges encountered and level of response. This was a descriptive-correlational research, which utilized a validated and reliability tested researcher-made survey questionnaire. The 318 respondents consisted of Barangay Officials, Day Care Workers, Barangay Tanods, and Barangay Health Workers. Data were processed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences employing frequency, percentage, mean, t-test, Analysis of Variance and Pearson r. The results revealed that preparatory and interventive measures considered highly responsive were in policy changes, social services, economic strategies, and health programs. Trust in the government was the most challenging aspect although response was found highly responsive. Significant differences were established on sex, estimated monthly family income, and position in government for both challenges and response. Challenges encountered was also found significantly associated with level of response.

Keywords: COVID-19, Challenges and Responses, Roxas City Government, Sustainable Strategies, Policy Direction

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 662 - 669

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