In any disaster, there is widespread confusion, breakdown of communication, and disorder. As seen in past disasters like Yolanda, there is a lag in government responses to the needs of businesses and establishments in the Philippines.
To address this, PDRF implements a Disaster Information Management (DIM) system which integrates all reliable, accurate, and timely information on disaster management. The DIM System employs the customized ArcGIS Online platform from ESRI called HANDA or Hazard and Disaster Analysis for Business Resilience. PDRF-HANDA serves as a unified platform that eliminates the waiting time and provides focused efforts that enable member companies to assess and reduce their risk prior to potential disasters. The platform also allows these companies to plan relief and rehabilitation efforts that complement business continuity plans and programs.