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Community Capacity and Governance – New Approaches to Development and Evaluation

by Banyai, Cindy Lyn, PhD


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How often do you vote in local
elections? National elections?

Have you ever made a request or
complaint to the local government?
What was the result?

Has the local administration asked
your opinion about community
matters? Has there been any action
taken on that?

How involved in local politics are
you?

Do you feel you have a good
understanding of your legal and
political rights?

Yes, I always vote.

x

Sometimes the administration asks my opinion. Actions
have been taken on my opinion one time.

I have an advisory position in politics only.

Yes, I have a good understanding of my legal and
political rights, but most people aren’t aware. Only 20%
of people in Pasaleng go to college, most people have
only a primary school education and they aren’t aware of
their rights.

What kinds of institutions (schools,
hospitals) are there in __?

How easy is it for you to get
something (license, accreditation)
from the local government?

How do you feel about the leaders of
local organizations and government in
__? Are they ethical?
Compassionate? People to be
emulated?

Obtaining a driver’s license only takes about 1 hour,
depending on the line, minutes for a postal ID. It
takes longer to obtain things if they have to be sent to
Manila, about 3 months. I have yet to encounter
problems getting something from the local
government.

The leaders are approachable. The mayor and the
vice mayor can help, but it would be easier if they
could solve their differences. However, as long as
they serve and respect the people, it’s ok.

2.2. Lourdes Farriano

Table - Farriano Information

Basic Informant Response
Information
Name Lourdes Farriano

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Age 48

Occupation

Family

Housewife

Pepito Roland – husband

Years lived in
Community

Position in
Community

Organizations

33

x

Women’s club

Contact
Information
x

2.2.1. Farriano Attributes Responses

Community Capacity Attribute
Questions
Can you identify a shared goal or vision
of ____?

Table - Farriano Attributes Responses

Response

x

Would you say that you are in a similar
situation as the other members of ____?
What are some things that people in
___ have in common?
Would you say that it is easy to trust
people in ___? Are there any people or
groups of people that you are cautious
of?
How often do you gather with other
people from ___ (i.e. celebrate special
occasions, have food or drinks) either
in your home, the home of others, or in
public?

Yes

House, backyard gardening

No
No

Special occasions like birthdays, weddings, burials

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How would you identify yourself
(ethnicity, religion, locality, etc..)? Do
you feel that many people in ___
identify themselves similarly?
Do people in ___ take responsibility for
the things that happen here?
Are people committed to ___?

Do people in ___ generally pursue
interests in ___ or do they feel they
need to go outside of ___?
What kind of activities do you
participate in?
What are things that you would like to
see done in ____?
In regards to your ideas, are you or
others taking steps towards
accomplishing those goals?

What other kinds of actions are being
undertaken in ___?
Do you feel that progress is being made
in regards to the desires of the
community?

In the last 2 years, have you noticed
any changes in ___? What were they?

If someone speaks of change in ___,
how likely are things to change?

Is ___a place where things get done?

What types of things can one find in
___?

How do you get the things you need in
____?

What kinds of assets are there in ___?
Do you use resources from within ___
or do you rely on resources outside of
___?

x

Yes

Yes

Some are interested in Pagudpud, the younger
generation prefer to go out of the country

Clean and green in the barangay, participate during
fiesta
Have a potable water system, more lighting along the
streets
Yes

x

Yes because the people cooperate

Yes
Barangay woods were built

Politics, there’s too much politicking

Yes

Ilocano products such as mats, pillows, furniture

Planting if it comes to food

x
x

2.2.2. Farriano Agent Responses

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Community
Agent

Individual

Organization
s

Networks

Criteria

Table - Farriano Agents Responses

Formal leaders in government, businesses,
organizations, or movements
Informal leaders (e.g. people of reverence, clout, or
high civic standing or activity)
Established groups (e.g. social organizations,
commercial associations, religious groups, agerelated
groups, government sponsored
organizations)
Informal civil society organizations (e.g. recreation
leagues, neighborhood constellations)
Businesses
Government agencies
Institutes
Educational institutes
Interpersonal networks (through families and
acquaintances)
Organizational networks
Political networks
Business network

Please name as many as
possible

x

x

x

2.2.3. Farriano Actions Responses

Table - Farriano Actions Responses

Community Action Questions
Does the local government respond to citizens
appropriately?

Response
Yes, as long as it is for the good of the whole
populace

If a project is announced in __, what is the
likelihood that it will be complete? Useful for the
local people?
Are the community members of ___ consulted by
the local government in order to make
improvements to the community?
What kinds of local goods can be found in local
markets?
What kinds of locally made goods are sold
elsewhere?

What kinds of services can be found in __?

What kinds of things must be purchased outside of
___?

x

x

x

x

x

Tv, motors

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How do you stay in contact with your friends and
family members?
How often do you use telephone? Email?

How easy is it to access telephone? Email?
Where do you get your information about __?
About the rest of the world?

What other forms of communication do you use in
___?
How confident of this information are you?
What local organizations are you familiar with?

Not at all

None
x

Cell phones, letters

x
x

What local organizations are you involved with? x

Are there any restrictions to the places or ways
that people can gather together in ___?

Are there any groups in __ that are concerned with
particular issues?

Yes, in beaches people are not allowed to
swim beyond the [swim area], not littering
on the seashore and elsewhere

Yes, the PVP

Do they provide information to the public that is
relevant to their cause?
yes

Is there an example of a local organization
successfully accomplishing a change within ___?
x

Does the local government work together with
local organizations?
x

2.2.4. Farriano Contextual Influences Responses

Contextual Influence Questions

Table - Farriano Contextual Influences Responses

Response

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How easy is it for you to get around __? Out of
___?
What methods of public transportation are there
in ___?
How often do you use public transportation?
How easy is it to access the places for
production in __?
How easy is it for you to get your products to
markets outside of __?
Are there any physical aspects of __ that make
transportation of people or goods difficult?
How often are there natural disasters in __?
What kinds?
Are the roads/railways in __ in good condition
most of the time?
Has there been any change in land use (i.e.
conversion of farmland to commercial land,
changes of ownership of land) recently?
Is there a lot of crime in ___? What kinds?
How safe do you feel generally in ___?
Have you noticed people moving in or out of
___? For what reasons?
How comfortable do you feel with your
neighbors? Other people in ___? Are there any
people with whom you have difficulty or feel
uncomfortable with?
In relation to other community members of __,
do you feel that you are better off, worse off, or
the same?
How easy is it for you to get what you need in
___?
Are there any groups of people in __ that you
feel have an advantage over others?
What are the various kinds of ethnicities or
religion that can be found in ___? Are there any
notable issues between these groups?
In the past, has there been any difficulty
between groups of people in ___?
Have there been any grievances over land in __?

Can you name some families in __ that have
power (economic, political, land)?
Are there any other places in which __ has had
issues with in the past?
Are there any places in __ that have historical or
cultural value?

Easy
Not that easy
Busses, tricycle

Seldom
x

x

X

X

X

X

X
X
X

x

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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Are there any special events in ___?

Are there any ideas or concepts that people in
___ find to be unanimously valuable?
What kinds of significant historical events have
happened in ___?
Can you name some important local traditions
and values?
Are there groups or activities that you are not
allowed to partake in? Why?

Are there certain people in __ that you need to
know or get along with in order to be
successful?
Are there any groups in __ that are noticeably
less well-off than others?
Do you feel that people in __ have about the
same amount of income or are there some
people that have noticeably more? Who?
Do you feel that __ is becoming more or less
prosperous?
Does there seem to be a lot of poverty in __?
Are there any industries in ___ that are
struggling? Why?
Of the organizations that you are familiar with,
do they have good organization?
Do those organizations have a relatively stable
membership?
What kinds of things has your organization
achieved recently?
What kinds of issues does your organization
deal with?
Do you feel that the local administration is
largely stable?
Do you feel that the local administration is
largely accountable? Organized?
Do you feel that the government leaders in __
are capable or able to help the people in __?
If a request is made to the local administration,
what is the likelihood that something will be
done?

How often do you vote in local elections?
National elections?
Have you ever made a request or complaint to
the local government? What was the result?

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X

X

X

x

X

X

X

X

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Has the local administration asked your opinion
about community matters? Has there been any
action taken on that?
How involved in local politics are you?

Do you feel you have a good understanding of
your legal and political rights?
What kinds of institutions (schools, hospitals)
are there in __?
How easy is it for you to get something (license,
accreditation) from the local government?
How do you feel about the leaders of local
organizations and government in __? Are they
ethical? Compassionate? People to be
emulated?

X

X

X

X

X

X

2.3. Marlita Langundino

Table - Langundino Information

Basic Informant Response
Information
Name Marlita Langudino

Age 32

Occupation

Family

Years lived in
Community

Position in
Community

Organizations

Housekeeping, mat weaving

Ronal – husband
Children – Raymond (13),
Mazarin (10), Reviel (4)
14

X

Mat weavers association

Contact Information Balaoi

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2.3.1. Lagundino Attributes Responses

Community Capacity Attribute
Questions
Can you identify a shared goal or vision
of ____?

Table - Lagundino Attributes Responses

Response

X

Would you say that you are in a similar
situation as the other members of ____?
What are some things that people in
___ have in common?
Would you say that it is easy to trust
people in ___? Are there any people or
groups of people that you are cautious
of?
How often do you gather with other
people from ___ (i.e. celebrate special
occasions, have food or drinks) either
in your home, the home of others, or in
public?
How would you identify yourself
(ethnicity, religion, locality, etc..)? Do
you feel that many people in ___
identify themselves similarly?
Do people in ___ take responsibility for
the things that happen here?
Are people committed to ___?

Do people in ___ generally pursue
interests in ___ or do they feel they
need to go outside of ___?
What kind of activities do you
participate in?
What are things that you would like to
see done in ____?
In regards to your ideas, are you or
others taking steps towards
accomplishing those goals?

What other kinds of actions are being
undertaken in ___?
Do you feel that progress is being made
in regards to the desires of the
community?

No

House, backyard gardening

Not so
Yes, those that are

Special occasions as in wedding rites, birthdays

X

Yes

Yes

Yes, but some go out of Pagupud to earn more like the
overseas workers

Improve woods and water system

Yes by being cooperative

X

Yes

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In the last 2 years, have you noticed
any changes in ___? What were they?

If someone speaks of change in ___,
how likely are things to change?

Is ___a place where things get done?

What types of things can one find in
___?

How do you get the things you need in
____?

What kinds of assets are there in ___?
Do you use resources from within ___
or do you rely on resources outside of
___?

Yes. Like cementing a part of the road coming to our
place

X

Yes

Easily made products

Work for it

Warm hearted people
From within

2.3.2. Lagundino Agents Responses

Community
Agent

Individual

Organization
s

Networks

Criteria

Table - Lagundino Agents Responses

Formal leaders in government, businesses,
organizations, or movements
Informal leaders (e.g. people of reverence,
clout, or high civic standing or activity)
Established groups (e.g. social organizations,
commercial associations, religious groups,
age-related groups, government sponsored
organizations)
Informal civil society organizations (e.g.
recreation leagues, neighborhood
constellations)
Businesses
Government agencies
Institutes
Educational institutes
Interpersonal networks (through families and
acquaintances)
Organizational networks
Political networks
Business network

Please name as many as
possible

X

X

X

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