Securing the Safety of Informal Settler Families Along Waterways in Metro Manila, Philippines: Government-Civil Society Organisation Partnership

  • Benigno C. BalgosEmail author


This chapter examines how and to what extent social institutions such as the government (national, local and community levels) and civil society organisations contribute to disaster governance in Metro Manila, Philippines. Most importantly, it looks at collaborative responses of state and not-state actors addressing disaster vulnerability of informal settlers living near the waterways and the factors that assist and impede such engagement. It further examines the participation of informal settler communities in such initiatives. The chapter argues that civil society facilitates urban resiliency by providing resources and transferring technologies. However, the political will, commitment and social accountability of the state are imperative to accelerate the process of urban resiliency and sustain the gains of the collaborative governance.


Informal settler families Civil society organisations Urban resilience Collaborative governance Metro Manila 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ResearcherManilaPhilippines

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