The Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS), Inc. launches a City-Wide Social Survey that assesses the knowledge in terms of awareness, attitude in terms of satisfaction of the citizens, and the practices in terms of their encounter with the various ecological policies in Davao City, translated in the city ordinances and executive orders.
Dubbed as EcoPol or Ecological Policies Survey, the research will consist of a field survey and an online survey. In the field survey, researchers will use Kobo Toolbox, a paperless data collection system in interviewing residents. For the online survey, the researchers will use Google Forms, in which the link will be deployed on the IDIS’s social media page. The goal is to secure one hundred ten (110) respondents for the field survey and one hundred (100) respondents for the online survey.
The participants for the field survey will be through Selective-Opportunistic sampling from eleven administrative districts of the city, namely, Poblacion, Talomo, Agdao, Buhangin, Bunawan, Paquibato, Baguio, Calinan, Marilog, Toril, and Tugbok. The researchers will interview 10 residents in each district. The online survey is also programmed and open to all residents in the city only.
“Through this research, we will be able to identify what local ecological ordinances and executive orders are common and uncommon to Dabawenyos. The result and recommendations of this research will be forwarded to concerned offices to fill the gaps and strengthen its IEC campaign regarding those policies,” Justin Joshua Pungyan, IDIS Environmental Research Officer, said.
The research will ask the participants about the following environmental policies in the city No Smoking Ordinance, Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance, No to Single Use Plastics (SUP) Ordinance, Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance, Ordinance Prohibiting the Release of Flying Balloons and Lighted Sky Lanterns, the Watershed Code, Ordinance regulating trekking activities and other recreational activities within the Watershed Areas, the Amended Bicycle Ordinance, Lead-Safe Ordinance, the Dabaw Lunhaw Awards, and the Ordinance on Organic Agriculture.
Yvette Balayon-Mahinay, IDIS Knowledge Management Officer, also added, “Majority of these environmental policies have been implemented for more than five years. There are also ordinances that might still be unfamiliar to some Dabawenyos. The study will deliver strategic recommendations on intensifying the campaign to achieve a more sustainable City.”