Fatima Gay J. Molina

Fatima Gay J. Molina
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) | DOST · Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

MA Anthropology
Meteorological and Geological Hazard Advisories, Warnings and Notifications for Decisive Action (#MAGHANDA) project

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Introduction
I am currently the Overall Coordinator of the Meteorological and Geological Hazard Advisories, Warning and Notifications for Decisive Action #MAGHANDA Project implemented by Department of Science and Technology attached agencies such as PAGASA, PHIVOLCS, STII and PCIEERD in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government agencies such as CODIX and LGA.
Additional affiliations
June 2020 - October 2020
De La Salle University
Position
  • Asst. Professorial Lecturer II
November 2019 - March 2020
CARE Philippines/ Netherlands
Position
  • Resilience and Innovation Learning Hub Coordinator
June 2019 - April 2020
Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
Position
  • Technical Writer (Child Rights Center)
Education
April 2013 - June 2013
International Institute of Social Studies under Erasmus University Rotterdam
Field of study
  • Children, Youth and Development
June 2011 - January 2020
University of the Philippines
Field of study
  • Anthropology
June 2004 - April 2008
University of the Philippines
Field of study
  • Anthropology (Cum Laude)

Publications

Publications (38)
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Lying approximately 1 m above sea level, Dagupan in the province of Pangasinan is one of the cities in the Philippines perennially vulnerable to river flooding. It serves as the catch basin of waters that drain into Lingayen Gulf and two river deltas, the Agno and Toboy-Tolong, and is subject to the onset of high tidal movement. The excess waters w...
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Situated along the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and in the typhoon belt of the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Apart from many earthquake faults and active volcanoes, the country experiences extreme weather conditions, including more frequent typhoons, severe monsoon rains and enhanced “La Niña” du...
Technical Report
Interim Report on Philippine Field Research on Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management (FY 2022) for International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI).
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Philippine presentation for the Round Table Discussion on Mobilizing ICH for disaster risk reduction
Article
Is preparedness for the pandemic and for other disasters a myth or a reality? Whatever might be claimed at national or global level, the test of preparedness is what happens at local level. In the midst of the pandemic in early 2021 a group of locally based CSO members shared their experiences and produced a report ‘Turning the World Upside Down’ w...
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Presentation on the Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management Regional Workshop 2022 session 1 focusing on safeguarding ICH in the Philippines
Conference Paper
Through the lens of political ecology, the paper frames vulnerability based on the intensification of bangus (Chanos chanos) aquaculture in Dagupan City, Philippines. Dagupan is one of the main producers of bangus throughout the country and among the secondary cities perennially affected by inundation. Based on my fieldwork in select villages (bara...
Conference Paper
Through the lens of political ecology, the paper frames vulnerability based on the intensification of Bangus (Chanos chanos) aquaculture in Dagupan City, Philippines. Dagupan is one of the main producers of bangus throughout the country and among the secondary cities perennially affected by inundation. Based on my fieldwork in select villages (bara...
Technical Report
As a state party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and its Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, the Philippines is duty bound to fulfil its obligations under the said agreements. Article (Art.) 4 of UNCRC states that governments have the responsibility to take all available measures t...
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Through the lens of political ecology, the thesis frames vulnerability based on the intensification of bangus (Chanos chanos) aquaculture in Dagupan City. Dagupan is one of the main producers of bangus throughout the country and among the secondary cities perennially affected by inundation. It is a catch basin of Lingayen Gulf, Agno/ Pangasinan Riv...
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An ethnographic account of the intangible cultural heritage of the people of Asipulo, Ifugao. The people of Ifugao are part of the indigenous peoples that make up 5% of the world’s population and control approximately 1 quarter or 14.7 million square miles of land in 87 regions (Daley 2018, cited in Jocson 2018: 422). Acabado (2014) highlighted tha...
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The population pyramid shows a wide base that signifies a high birthrate. There is also almost equal distribution of the sexes at 51% to 49%, male to female ratio. However, it is evident that a bulge in female population of ages 11-20, which is around 12% of population, is in contrast to the 10% from the male population. As the chart shows, the lif...
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The Agta- Dumagat and Panlalawigang Alyansa ng mga Mambubukid ng Aurora (PAMANA) or Alliance of Peasants in Aurora Province have been actively engaged in defending land rights and ancestral domain claim. Up to this day, these groups continually face land- grabbing from private companies linked with logging practices (covering 310,000 hectares of th...
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The article details youth leadership in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Philippines.
Preprint
This study is the first attempt to use an ethnographic approach to understand indigenous communities practice of child protection. Fieldwork was conducted in close coordination with ChildFund Philippines staff and local partners, focusing on the following ethnolinguistic groups- the Teduray of Maguindanao, T’boli and Blaan of South Cotabato and Sub...
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Third Working Group Session for the “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management in the Asia- Pacific Region Project for IRCI under the auspices of UNESCO
Chapter
Development requires disaster risk reduction (DRR) including climate change adaptation (CCA) not only to ensure the safety of citizens and communities, but also to maintain the development gains so far achieved, especially those by less wealthy countries. Community governance requires that CCA be an integral part of reducing disaster risk and that...
Research
A position paper detailing the importance of engaging the indigenous peoples in the Philippine disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
Research Proposal
This study is an anthropological investigation of bangus (milkfish: Chanos chanos) fisherfolks’ socioecological memories that capture Dagupeños performance of ecosystem management, experience of vulnerabilities and practice of adaptive capacities in an urban flood zone located in Dagupan City.
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The presentation covered the disaster and climate risks, focusing on health hazards; the convergence of disaster, climate change and anthropology, the role of the academe in disaster preparedness and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015- 2030.
Conference Paper
In early 21st century, half of the human population on the planet lives in urban spaces (Hastrup 2014, 5). The urban population of Asia is growing rapidly with over 1.1 billion residents in 2030 than there were in 2005, having an average increase of 44 million people annually (Lindfield and Brockman 2008, Molina 2015). Given this situation, people...
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A presentation on CBDRRM as a transformational urban disaster governance featuring the experience of Dagupan City
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A presentation for the International Summer School led by Universitas Gadja Mada, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Humboldt University zu Berlin from February 22- March 8, 2016.
Technical Report
The documentation of Save the Children Philippines (SCP) experience in facilitating children’s meaningful participation aims to identify the forms and quality of children’s participation in the different thematic sectors of SCP such as: child rights governance, child protection, education, health, food security and livelihoods and disaster risk red...
Conference Paper
The urban population of Asia is growing rapidly with over 1.1 billion residents in 2030 than there were in 2005, having an average increase of 44 million people annually (Lindfield and Brockman 2008). Experiencing both recurrent small-scale events as well as devastating large-scale catastrophes, no other region in the world is affected by disasters...
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Under “Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities Towards Hydro-Meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom),” the workshop aims to assess and validate the local and indigenous knowledge (LINK) on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in small islands and coastal communities. The specific objectives are...
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The project Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities Towards Hydro-Meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom) was initiated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Jakarta is a three-year project funded by the Japanese Government. The project aims to reduce disaster...
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In Alabat Island, the StResCom research focused on the Municipality of Perez. It is bounded on the north by Pacific Ocean and south and west by Lamon Bay. It is a 5th class municipality that lies at the northern tip of the island with the land area of 5,860 hectares. It has fourteen (14) barangays, four (4) of which are classified as urban, being s...
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The first part of this report presents the research design and the summary of the research outcomes. It includes a review of literature on local and indigenous knowledge in small island and coastal communities, the methodology, an integrated analysis of the three cases, the challenges and recommendations. Part two contains the three cases from the...
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The research details the survivors' recovery status after the Southern Leyte landslide in 2006. This study was conducted by the Center for Disaster Preparedness with the support and supervision of the International Recovery Platform.
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This paper covers the “justice system” of the Matigsalug on the following cases: a. Conflict resolution on marital problem a.1 defining “Pa- peagewey” as an implication of an unhealthy relationship of a married couple b. Conflict resolution on killing b.1 among the kin b.2 between the members of the society b.3 involving migrants and the indigen...

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Children and young people are commonly regarded as passive victims of disaster events. Accordingly, responses are dominated by top-down efforts targeted at adults, who are assumed to be attuned to the needs of their families and to act to protect their immediate and long-term interests. Despite increasing interest in the potential of children to act as agents of change, their role in conceptualising and communicating risks related to climate change and disasters remains largely unexplored. In this context, this research project investigates the agency of children and young people to conceptualise, convey and act upon disaster risk information. Using participatory research methods, it will draw on case study research on child-centred disaster risk reduction initiatives in El Salvador and the Philippines. The project is being undertaken in partnership with the non-governmental organisation Plan International and its country offices, as well as national research institutes.
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The general objective of the draft MA thesis is to comprehend the human-bangus relationship based on the practice of inland aquaculture of fisher folks in riverscapes. The self- recovery initiatives of the fisher folks also surface as they continue their practice of inland aquaculture and deal with the delap or seasonal flooding and ecological challenges such as “tangok,” more popularly known as fish kill; presence of “molmol” (Sarotherodon sp) also known as molmol tilapia (black chin tilapia: Sarotherodon melanotheron), a freshwater species that has adopted to marine environment identified as pest in fishponds and fish pens; and incidence of “alaal,” the occurrence of neap tide are detrimental to the life of bangus, high value fishes and consequently to the fisher folks and Dagupeños, the people of Dagupan. It will also explain how fisher folks’ practice of inland aquaculture impact self- recovery and promote food security. Specific research objectives include the following: 1. To describe fisher folks’ practice of inland aquaculture, and; 2. To discover how inland aquaculture lead to the formation of riverscapes and geologic timescale shift from Holocene to Anthropocene.