Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Development Policy

Subject Categories

Emergency and Disaster Management


College of Liberal Arts


Political Science

Thesis Adviser

Francisco A. Magno

Defense Panel Chair

Eric Vincent C. Batalla

Defense Panel Member

Ador R. Torneo
Allen B. Surla


The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA) in the process of formulating Republic Act No. 10121 in the Philippines. There are 168 countries that agreed on the HFA are required to meet the five priorities at a national level. However, it is questionable how and why this global framework influences the member countries to institutionalize international efforts on disaster risk reduction and management. The case of RA10121 in the Philippines is one examples of policy change on disaster risk reduction and management through an advocacy network. This paper analyzes the role of HFA as a global framework through the case of Philippine RA 10121, a policy change on disaster risk reduction and management done through an advocacy network. Using diffusion of innovation theory, it analyzes the role of HFA in formulating RA10121. Data culled from review of related literature, documents from government agencies and institutions, and interviews with advocacy groups Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines (DRRNet), Buklod Tao are used to clarify how the national legislation accommodated HFA’s strategies in the process of drafting the bill. This paper concludes that HFA’s strategies were embraced in RA 10121 as a basis to comply with a global framework.

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Hazard mitigation—Philippines; Hazard mitigation—Law and legislation—Philippines; Hazard mitigation

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