The research dissemination of the City Wide Social Survey (CWSS) – Series 5 was held yesterday, June 22, 2016 at the Finster Auditorium of the Ateneo de Davao University.
Representatives from a number of National Government Agencies and Local Government Units came to participate in the said dissemination.
Ms. Lourdesita S. Chan, the chairperson of the University Research Council (URC), briefly explained the background of the CWSS and its significance through her welcome remarks.
“Through the survey’s results, the people will know what the feedback of the constituencies is in the various aspects of social, economic and political areas here in the city,” Chan said.
The data gathering of the CWSS – 5 was conducted for six days, starting from May 25 to May 30, 2016. The said gathering is the first the URC, together with the Social Research Training and Development Office (SRTDO), led after the elections.
“We included political questions that we think are crucial for the mayor and for the country to bear in mind and perhaps look back several years after his incumbency in the office.
“The Ateneo de Davao University is committed to keep the social survey, or what we call our own social weather station, in the service of the university and in the service of Davao City. Every twice in a year, the Ateneo de Davao University gives the city its own social barometer via the results of the CWSS. This can be accessed by the teachers, administrators and the faculty as well as the bigger organizations outside the city for purposes of research, instruction and further engagement,” she further explained.
The presenters were Ms. Vanessa Amor E. Sobrejuanite, a faculty member from the Sociology Department, Ms. Mildred M. Estanda, a faculty member from the Economics Department and Dr. Christine S. Diaz, the current director of the SRTDO.
Sobrejaunite presented the socio-demographic profile, household facilities and amenities, health, disaster preparedness and environment of the three districts. Estanda, focused on the economic aspect which includes the labor force status and profile, financial situation and self-rated poverty. Lastly, Diaz tackled about the ASEAN Integration, governance, social issues, post elections and perceived happiness of the members of the community.
An open forum was held to accommodate questions from the audience.
The full information will be uploaded immediately after the series of presentations.