Press Releases

Jollibee, McDonald’s to offer stores as vaccination sites on National Vaccine Day
NOVEMBER 24, 2021, MANILA—Jollibee Foods Corporation and McDonald’s Philippines are preparing to have select stores set up as vaccination sites for the National Vaccination Day (NVD) to help accelerate the inoculation of as many Filipinos as possible and achieve population Learn More arrow
PDRF tests DILG MIMAROPA’s readiness for disasters
NOVEMBER 19, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), through Project K3, recently conducted a virtual tabletop exercise to test the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) MIMAROPA’s level of preparedness for disasters using their public service continuity plan Learn More arrow
McDonald’s, Jollibee, PDRF deliver meals to medical frontliners
OCTOBER 29, 2021, MANILA—McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen and Jollibee Group Foundation, in partnership with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), distributed ready-to-eat meals to medical frontliners of six COVID-19 referral hospitals in Metro Manila. Learn More arrow
PDRF, IOM conduct virtual simulation exploring Filipino diaspora’s role in humanitarian action
OCTOBER 29, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), conducted a virtual tabletop exercise demonstrating the crucial role the Filipino diaspora can play in a humanitarian emergency.  Representatives from the UN system, the private Learn More arrow
PDRF, partners install new water system in Marawi
OCTOBER 26, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, Metrobank, Metro Pacific Water, PLDT, and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), began installing 109 rainwater catchments in Hadiya Village, Marawi City last October Learn More arrow
Private Sector Consortium emphasizes need to accelerate vaccination for the safe reopening of PH economy
October 18, 2021, MANILA—In a recent Task Force T3 meeting last October 15, recommendations were shared to accelerate vaccination roll out. Acceleration of the jab rate is especially important outside NCR, the private sector groups of Task Force T3 highlighted. Learn More arrow
Experts from Israel, PH, showcase innovative solutions for the water and sanitation crisis
OCTOBER 15, 2021, MANILA—Filipino and Israeli water experts gathered together in an online knowledge-sharing session last October 13 to explore potential solutions to address the Philippines’ water supply and sanitation problems.Learn More arrow
PDRF, experts address mental health issues of frontliners during pandemic
September 30, 2021, MANILA— The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme, recently organized a virtual roundtable tackling mental health issues of medical frontliners during the pandemic.Learn More arrow
PDRF to hold webinar on mental health issues of frontliners during the pandemic
September 21, 2021, MANILA — The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme, will hold a webinar to tackle mental health issues of medical frontliners during the Learn More arrow
PDRF, PayMaya launch donation campaign against climate change
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and PayMaya have launched a donation drive supporting the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) campaign against climate change. PDRF will use the cash donations to buy seedlings for its partner communities and Learn More arrow
PDRF, UN Habitat conduct training for emergency responders in Marawi
September 17, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) and with the support of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), recently conducted a training workshop on emergency response particularly Learn More arrow
PDRF champions inclusive and accessible COVID-19 vaccine information for PWDs
September 8, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Task Force T3 and Project K3 are currently conducting a campaign to provide essential information on the COVID-19 vaccines for persons with disabilities (PWD) with the support of the Department of Learn More arrow
USAID, private sector, and partners highlight innovations to addressing water and sanitation crisis
Manila, August 31, 2021—The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), Manila Water, and Maynilad, hosted a virtual event last August 27 to tackle challenges and technological solutions in the water and Learn More arrow
IOM Philippines and PDRF engage Filipino diaspora to humanitarian action
AUGUST 18, 2021, MANILA - Just ahead of World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines hosted an interactive webinar, “Building Bridges to the Borderless: The Filipino Diaspora and its Role in Humanitarian Assistance” in Learn More arrow
National Resilience Core Group renews commitment to strengthen MSME resilience
JULY 30, 2021, MANILA — The national MSME Resilience Core Group (RCG), co-chaired by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and other partners, Learn More arrow
AIM and PDRF Launch Business and Service Continuity Management Program
July 30, 2021, MANILA—The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), through its School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (SEELL), partners with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) to introduce a new online certificate program on business and service continuity management. The Effective Learn More arrow
PDRF, partners deliver crucial aid to Taal-stricken areas
Turnover of hygiene kits and relief items from Pilipinas Shell, Aboitiz Foundation, and toys from Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines to Ticub, Batangas evacuation center with logistical support from UPS Foundation.   JULY 23, 2021, MANILA — The Philippine Disaster Resilience Learn More arrow
PDRF moves closer to ISO Certification
JUNE 17, 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) celebrated a milestone on the road to becoming one of the few non-government organizations (NGOs) in the world to achieve ISO certification in a recent virtual ceremony. PDRF top executives and Learn More arrow
PDRF, international partners show why messaging matters in COVID-19 vaccine rollout
JUNE 10, 2021, MANILA— The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3, in partnership with New Zealand Aid and Brown University, highlighted the importance of risk communications and effective public health messaging in national campaigns to get everyone vaccinated against COVID-19 in Learn More arrow
Logistics and supply chain resilience key to post-pandemic recovery
4 JUNE 2021, MANILA—Local and international logistics practitioners from various sectors shared the challenges and solutions to emergency logistics that impacted the humanitarian supply chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent international forum on emerging innovations in disaster Learn More arrow
PDRF, Aboitiz Foundation promotes digitalization for MSMEs
25 MAY 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) presented its various projects supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during the recent online launch of Aboitiz Foundation’s “Biyaheng Digiskarte” Project. During the launch, PDRF Program Officer Michelle Vigilia presented SIKAP, Synergizing Learn More arrow
COVID-19 vaccines essential for MSME recovery
10 MAY 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), through Projects SIKAP and T3, highlighted the importance of vaccines to the recovery of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during a recent online forum which tackled COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Attended Learn More arrow
PDRF highlights MSME resilience during climate change forum
22 APRIL 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) presented its various projects supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in a recent online forum on climate change organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). The Learn More arrow
Business continuity leaders champion service continuity in government
20 APRIL 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the support of USAID-Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and New Zealand Aid, recently brought together public service continuity (PSCP) experts to Learn More arrow
Gender advocates call for more inclusive COVID-19 vaccine programs
1 APRIL 2021, MANILA—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in the Philippines, together with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) Project K3 and gender advocacy organizations, called for a more inclusive COVID-19 vaccination program in a recent virtual roundtable discussion Learn More arrow
Plan International, UNFPA, PDRF conduct vital gender training for first responders
31 MARCH 2021, EASTERN SAMAR—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supported Plan International’s training of first responders from nine barangays in Eastern Samar, focusing on dealing with gender-based violence during emergencies. The 1-day Learn More arrow
DOH, private sector, and international experts partner on vaccine education
29 MARCH 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3, in partnership with the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme and Brown University, shared effective communication strategies to combat vaccine hesitancy in an online learning event last Learn More arrow
PDRF and international partners create tools for MSME resilience
26 MARCH 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation joined forces with Connecting Business Initiative (CBi), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in creating resources to help micro, small, Learn More arrow
DREAM team, private sector launch ICT courses for COVID-19 response
19 MARCH 2021, MANILA—The Data Resilience for Ease Access and Management (DREAM) Team, in partnership with New Zealand Aid and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) Project K3, recently launched information and communications technology (ICT) training courses on PDRF’s e-learning Learn More arrow
Private sector launches resilience program for hospitals and healthcare workers
04 MARCH 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3 recently launched a special mentorship program on public service continuity to help local healthcare workers minimize delays in the delivery of life-saving services during disasters.  The launch was held Learn More arrow
PDRF Project K3 recognized by COVID-19 task force; Continues support to national vaccination program
23 FEBRUARY 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3 was recognized by the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) in its key agreements during its 18th Cluster Meeting. The Head of the Response Cluster, Leopoldo Vega, MD., acknowledged Learn More arrow
PDRF launches SIKAP digital hub for MSME resilience
19 FEBRUARY 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) online resource hub—SIKAP—recently launched its improved gamified platform geared towards building MSME resilience and introduced new public and private sector initiatives that will help businesses Learn More arrow
Project K3 supports national COVID-19 communication campaign
11 FEBRUARY 2021, MANILA— The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)’s Project K3 has joined forces with the Department of Health (DOH) and the private sector leaders behind the “Ingat Angat” campaign to promote accurate information about COVID-19 and the vaccines while Learn More arrow
PDRF to make history; takes first steps toward ISO Certification
15 FEBRUARY 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) has begun its journey towards becoming the first non-profit/humanitarian organization in the country to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. As part of the organization’s commitment to serve their community effectively and efficiently, Learn More arrow
PDRF holds Annual Board Meeting; discusses next steps in pandemic recovery
20 JANUARY 2021, MANILA— The PDRF Board of Trustees recently held its first virtual Annual Board Meeting. Present in the meeting were PDRF Officers and Board Members and PDRF Co-Chairs Ayala Corporation CEO and Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Learn More arrow
UNFPA, PDRF bring vital gender issues education online
17 DECEMBER 2020, MANILA— UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in the Philippines, and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) recently launched digital training modules on Gender and Development that support the capacity building of the government and non-government organizations in responding Learn More arrow
Public and private sectors join forces to support logistics of COVID-19 vaccine program
17 DECEMBER 2020, MANILA— Over 700 individuals from key government and private sector partners registered for the COVID-19 Vaccine Logistics Summit on December 16 and expressed support for the Philippine government’s efforts to combat the pandemic through the national vaccine program. Learn More arrow
Taskforce T3 Commits Support for Government Vaccine Roadmap
Story by Ayala Corporation Manila, Philippines, November 26, 2020 – Taskforce T3 announced its plans to support the Government in its development and implementation of the Philippine National Vaccine Roadmap, which is being led by National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 Chief Learn More arrow
UN extends call for help to Typhoon Vamco-affected areas in Northern Luzon
Article by UN MANILA, 27 November 2020 – Three weeks after launching its response to help address the immediate and early recovery needs of communities worst hit by Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly), the United Nations and its humanitarian partners today released a Learn More arrow
PDRF mobilizes private sector to deliver aid to Ulysses-torn Cagayan
24 NOVEMBER 2020, TUGUEGARAO CITY—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and its private sector partners delivered food and non-food relief items to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region II as part of its ongoing relief efforts for the affected Learn More arrow
CALL FOR DONATIONS: Families affected by #RollyPH & #UlyssesPH need our help!
Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) is now over the West Philippine Sea, leaving a massive trail of destruction across many areas in Luzon including Metro Manila. Typhoon Ulysses also hit Bicol, a region still reeling from Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni), which ravaged Albay and Learn More arrow
Digital transformation key to recovery of education and business sectors amid pandemic
As part of the Philippine Preparedness Partnership (PhilPrep), the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) recently highlighted the need for strengthened collaboration in digital transformation during a webinar titled “The Digital Shift: Adapting to Business and Education Challenges in the New Normal”, Learn More arrow
CALL FOR DONATIONS: Help Families Affected by Typhoon Rolly (Goni)
Typhoon Rolly (Goni), the world’s strongest tropical cyclone in 2020, affected a total of 402,458 families or more than 1.61 million individuals in the Philippines (as of November 3). The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) will be joining the Joint Rapid Needs Learn More arrow
Sari-sari program jumpstarting recovery of 400 COVID-affected micro-retailers launched
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI), Smart Communications, Unilever, Hapinoy, PASCO Philippines Corporation, and Jefferies LLC—an American investment banking firm—recently launched a joint Sari-Sari Store Program aiming to jumpstart the early recovery of 400 micro-retailers Learn More arrow
Philippines’ first-ever guidebook on public service continuity planning launched
30 SEPTEMBER 2020, MANILA—To mark another milestone in building the disaster resilience of the Philippines, the Office of Civil Defense Capacity Building and Training Service (OCD-CBTS) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) launched the Public Service Continuity Planning (PSCP) Learn More arrow
MSME Sector is key to COVID-19 Inclusive Recovery for PH
Despite the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, majority of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are still temporarily closed or are operating at decreased capacity—an indicator of the difficulties they are facing in getting Learn More arrow
PDRF, New Zealand launch partnership strengthening LGUs’ COVID-19 infection prevention and control
17 SEPTEMBER 2020, MANILA—Continuing its efforts to strengthen the Philippine health system and its pandemic response and recovery capacities, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) signed an agreement with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme Learn More arrow
Fostering multi-stakeholder cooperation for disaster preparedness and response in Lao PDR
21 August 2020 | Vientiane, LAO PDR Participants identifying priority actions to strengthen multi-sector cooperation on disaster preparedness and response. Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) experiences a range of hazards like droughts, flooding and storms that affect lives and livelihoods Learn More arrow
Bayanihan toward resilience: Filipino frontliners and entrepreneurs supporting communities amid pandemic
AUGUST 12, 2020 – Amid the ongoing community quarantine in the Philippines due to COVID-19 and its prolonged impacts on the country’s economy and healthcare system, on individual lives, and on communities, the bayanihan spirit of Filipinos shines through, with all sectors Learn More arrow
Private sector supports Philippine government efforts on COVID-19 preparedness and response
The private sector continues to support the efforts of the Philippine Government in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This message was conveyed at the Co-Creation and Planning Workshop for Strengthening Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Disaster Preparedness and Learn More arrow
Online programs, recovery tools for pandemic-affected enterprises highlighted during MSME Week
In celebration of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Week, enterprise leaders and key representatives from the government, the humanitarian sector, and the business sector gathered for the 2020 National MSME Resilience e-Forum: Business Continuity Towards the “New Normal” Learn More arrow
PDRF highlights collaborative response to “new normal,” launches enterprise recovery programs
05 June 2020, MANILA — The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) recently launched two new recovery programs for enterprises during a virtual forum that gathered the country’s top business leaders and key government officials to tackle the prolonged impacts of the Learn More arrow
Fundraising for healthcare frontliners raises 92 million pesos, provides 200,000 PPEs for 70 hospitals
Project Kaagapay, a fundraising initiative that began last April to provide much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the country’s healthcare community, has raised almost Php 92 million in cash donations and received in-kind donations worth almost Php 27 million, reaching Learn More arrow
Coming together amid social distancing
By Mike Toledo (Mike About Town) Courtesy of Philstar Reaching out to one another at a time of social distancing. Though it is true during these trying times that we must maintain a physical distance of one to two meters from Learn More arrow
MSME Resilience
In collaboration with national government agencies, PDRF works toward awareness raising and the implementation of DRRM-related programs and policies specifically for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the country.   PDRF’s Business Continuity Program focuses on providing capacity-building interventions aimed Learn More arrow
Pandemic training for healthcare frontliners held to strengthen nationwide COVID-19 response
20 APRIL 2020, MANILA— To help scale up medical response efforts in the Philippines and build the pandemic response expertise of Filipino healthcare workers, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) together with the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Learn More arrow
Airbnb Partners with Philippine Private Sector to Support COVID-19 Frontliners
Airbnb is expanding its global Frontline Stays initiative to provide housing to 100,000 COVID-19 responders as it looks to launch a local program in the Philippines together with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector vehicle Learn More arrow
Project Ugnayan beneficiaries reach over 7.6 million people in Greater Metro Manila poor communities
Project Ugnayan, the fund-raising initiative led by top business groups in cooperation with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), reached over 7.6 million people in the vulnerable communities of Greater Metro Manila. “As we close, we wish to reiterate our Learn More arrow
Update No. 3 on Project Ugnayan and Project Damayan
We are pleased to give you this third update on Project Ugnayan. As we stated in our last letter, we were opening up new channels of gift certificate and food pack distribution in order to expand our reach to a large number Learn More arrow
Project Ugnayan’s total donation reaches P1.62B; Raises target to help 1.5 million families or 7.5 million individuals in poor communities in Greater Metro Manila
Project Ugnayan, a fundraising initiative led by top business groups in cooperation with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and Caritas Manila, announces that it has reached a total of pledged donations of P1.62 Billion in cash and in kind. “We are absolutely grateful by Learn More arrow
Update No. 2 from Project Ugnayan as of March 31, 2020
We are pleased to send you this second update on Project Ugnayan. To expand our reach, we’ve opened up a third channel for food distribution. Aside from our first two channels – Caritas’ Project Damayan and ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pagibig Learn More arrow
Business Comes Together for the Battle Against COVID
By Guillermo M. Luz, PDRF Chief Resilience Officer The COVID health emergency has quickly evolved into a socio-economic crisis for the economically-vulnerable of the country.  The Enhanced Community Quarantine, while necessary for containing the spread of the coronavirus, has also Learn More arrow
Update on Project Ugnayan & Project Damayan as of March 25, 2020
We wanted to give this brief update on where we are with Project Ugnayan and our plan to feed 1.0 – 1.5 million families by providing supermarket gift certificates to the most economically vulnerable families in Greater Metro Manila (includes Rizal, Bulacan, Learn More arrow
Business groups raise 1.5 Billion to help Metro’s urban poor under “Project Ugnayan” initiative
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, 20 top business groups raised over P1.5 Billion to fund the distribution of grocery vouchers to urban poor residents in the Metro Manila Area. In a statement posted online, Project Ugnayan targets to distribute Learn More arrow
Lifeline companies unite to combat COVID-19 spread in the Philippines
19 MARCH 2020, MANILA— Amidst the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, which has spread to more than 140 countries including the Philippines, service providers and lifeline companies are stepping up, finding ways of giving aid to frontliners, communities, and workers who Learn More arrow
Major lifeline companies ramp up Taal response and recovery efforts
24 JANUARY 2020, MAKATI CITY—Following the displacement of almost 40,000 families due to the heightened activity of the Taal Volcano in Batangas, the Philippine private sector—led by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)—called for stronger multi-sectoral participation in bringing aid Learn More arrow
Private sector brings aid to affected communities following Taal eruption
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), made up of many of the largest corporations in the country, today released a list of private sector response efforts following the Taal ash eruption in Batangas. PDRF, along with member companies Pilipinas Shell Learn More arrow
PDRF highlights Public-Private Partnerships in DRRM, earthquake response efforts, fiber optic connectivity partnership with DOST-PAGASA during annual meeting
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster risk reduction and management, recently highlighted private sector response efforts and contributions to disaster resilience in 2019 and reaffirmed the role of the private Learn More arrow
PH private sector hosts Israel knowledge exchange on DRRM best practices
06 DECEMBER 2019, MANILA—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector coordinator for disaster resiliency, recently partnered with the Israel-based Community Resilience Partners (CRP) to conduct a knowledge exchange on the disaster management best practices and policies Learn More arrow
Program enhancing disaster resilience of Makati and QC governments launched
13 November 2019, MANILA—Project KoNeK or Komunidad at Negosyo Tungo sa Katatagan—led by Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and supported by the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)—was launched for the City Government of Makati City and Quezon Learn More arrow
Philippine private sector responds to Mindanao earthquakes
05 NOVEMBER 2019—The Philippine private sector, through the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), provided air and ground transportation, relief goods, and water and sanitation support to the national and local government following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake and aftershocks that struck Learn More arrow
Private sector hosts international field program strengthening disaster management coordination
23 SEPTEMBER 2019, CLARK, PAMPANGA—Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s leading business sector network for disaster management, together with Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs gathered representatives from Southeast Asia for the Brown University – PDRF Learn More arrow
PH private sector to enhance engagement in man-made disasters
16 AUGUST 2019, MAKATI CITY—In partnership with the Connecting Business initiative (CBi), a thirteen-country consortium launched by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during the World Humanitarian Summit in Learn More arrow
Philippine private sector among first responders following Batanes earthquakes
02 AUGUST 2019, ITBAYAT, BATANES—Following the strong earthquakes that hit Itbayat, Batanes last July 27, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and its private sector network were among the first responders, immediately committing and delivering relief items and providing other lifeline Learn More arrow
Government, private sector update National Energy Contingency Plan
26 JULY 2019, TAGUIG CITY—The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), recently hosted a two-day workshop to update the 2002 National Energy Contingency Plan (NECP). They engaged key players among the public and private sectors Learn More arrow
Government, private sector push for disaster resilient enterprises in PH
22 JULY 2019, PASAY CITY—Enterprise leaders and key representatives from the government, humanitarian sector, and business sector gathered last week for the 2019 National Summit on Strengthening MSME Disaster Resilience to highlight the need for enhanced efforts toward disaster preparedness Learn More arrow
Resilience dividend
Courtesy of Inquirer.Net By Guillermo M. Luz I am writing this from Geneva, Switzerland, where I am with a team from the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), which forms part of the Philippine delegation to the United Nations’ Global Platform for Learn More arrow
Call for Applications: Intensive Course on Innovation in International and Local Humanitarian Coordination in the ASEAN Region
Brown University – Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation Humanitarian Field Program An Intensive Course on Innovation in International and Local Humanitarian Coordination in the ASEAN Region September 15 -21, 2019 PDRF Emergency Operations Center | Clark, Pampanga, Philippines Call for Applications Learn More arrow
Private sector aid highlights need for collaboration amid Luzon earthquake aftermath
25 April 2019, CLARK, PAMPANGA— In a race against time following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit parts of Central Luzon last Monday, April 22, the Philippine private sector—led by Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and its member companies—immediately extended Learn More arrow
Businesses and government to enhance partnerships in disaster management
28 MARCH 2019, MAKATI CITY—In a recent forum jointly organized by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and the Office of Civil Defense, with the support of the Asian Preparedness Partnership, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, the Bill and Melinda Learn More arrow
Philippine private sector network hosts international knowledge exchange on disaster management
25 March 2019, MANILA—Of the 172 countries covered by the 2018 World Risk Index, the Philippines ranked third due to its very high exposure to extreme natural hazards.To prevent greater loss of human lives, the country has made great strides Learn More arrow
Medical equipment turned over to new Marawi health unit
5 March 2019, MARAWI CITY—Following its annual board of directors meeting in Manila, the US-Philippines Society (USPS) recently visited Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) project sites in Marawi to witness the turnover of brand new medical equipment for a soon-to-open Learn More arrow
Weaving kits, looms distributed to revive livelihood in Marawi communities
21 December 2018, MARAWI CITY— The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)—together with USAID-SURGE, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and ECHOsi Foundation—recently turned over weaving kits and looms as part of the “Weaving for Hope in Marawi” project, which aims Learn More arrow
Tycoons tapped to boost domestic energy resiliency
Courtesy of Manila Times THE Department of Energy (DoE) is boosting its energy resiliency efforts in the Philippines by tapping business tycoons. In a statement on Thursday, the DoE said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Philippine Disaster Resiliency Learn More arrow
Water supply projects launched in Marawi schools
Courtesy of Philippine Star LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines — Benefactors launched Friday water supply projects in ten school campuses in the conflict-stricken Marawi City. About half of the more that 300,000 people displaced by the May 23 to Oct. 16, 2017 conflict in Learn More arrow
PDRF partners with Brown University for fellowship program on disaster resilience
27 OCTOBER 2018, ANGELES CITY—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector consortium for disaster resilience, has partnered with Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) to bring together local and foreign delegates for a week-long fellowship program Learn More arrow
Disaster preparedness platform launched in Cebu
Courtesy of Manila Bulletin CEBU CITY – More than 20 representatives from the private and public sector organizations and foundations, including business, civil society, academe, media and other sectors here signed a memorandum of agreement and terms of reference for a Learn More arrow
PDRF partners with FAO in making PH a ‘healthier and safer country’
Courtesy of Manila Bulletin The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable collaborations on emergency response, preparedness, mitigation and building livelihood resilience. Learn More arrow
NDRRMC, private sector, and UNDP draw up national framework for disaster risk reduction
10 OCTOBER 2018, MAKATI CITY—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) network, together with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), drew up a national framework on the role of the private Learn More arrow
Project Handclasp Foundation, US-Philippines Society, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation turn over Smart School-in-a-Bag kits to Marawi schools
MARAWI CITY —The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the Project Handclasp Foundation (PHF) and the US-Philippines Society (USPS), turned over this week the initial batch of Smart School-in-a-Bag kits to Calocan Elementary School, Abdulazis Elementary School, and Tuca Learn More arrow
Philippine private sector provides logistics support for Typhoon Ompong relief operations
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018, CLARK, PAMPANGA—The PDRF Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deployed ten (10) UPS and NLEX trucks to deliver DSWD family food packs and other relief items for communities heavily affected by Typhoon Ompong (internationally known as Mangkhut). In addition, Learn More arrow
PDRF helps Marawi
Courtesy of INQUIRER.net The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the Departments of Trade and Labor, USAID Surge, Coke Star Tesda program, Go Negosyo, and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), recently held the Marawi Entrepreneurs’ Forum and Learn More arrow
Philippine private sector prepares for Super Typhoon Mangkhut
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018, CLARK, PAMPANGA—Philippine private companies are preparing for the onslaught of Super Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) raising the alert status of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC)—the first of its Learn More arrow
1st Water for Peace tank turned over to Marawi City
Courtesy of Philippine Star The country’s major private sector driver and coordinator for disaster resilience, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), together with Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) turned over the first water tank from their “Water for Peace in Marawi” Learn More arrow
Public Service Continuity
In partnership with the Office of Civil Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government, PDRF provides technical assistance in establishing public service continuity programs for national government agencies and local government units. Through PDRF’s intervention, a standard Public Learn More arrow
Water tank project launched in Marawi
Courtesy of Philippine Star COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Residents of two conflict-stricken barangays in Marawi City now have additional water supply facilities built with the help of private benefactors. Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. said Saturday they launched early Learn More arrow
UN, PDRF commemorate World Humanitarian Day
Courtesy of Philippine Star To commemorate World Humanitarian Day this week, humanitarian agencies joined hands with the private sector represented by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and civil society groups throughout the Philippines to honor the dedication, sacrifice, and hard Learn More arrow
DSWD partners with disaster resilience foundation for better response
Courtesy of Manila Bulletin The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has forged a partnership with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) for the implementation of better disaster response operations. “This partnership is a significant milestone in the Department’s disaster Learn More arrow
Marawi victims get medical, educational support
Courtesy of Philippine Star A total of $100,000 has been awarded to the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) by the US-Philippines Society (USPS) and the Project Handclasp Foundation (PHF) for medical and educational support to children displaced during the Marawi siege. Learn More arrow
Private sector submits Marawi water situation study
Courtesy of Philippine Star The country’s private sector–led by Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and Metro Pacific Water–turned over a comprehensive study of the water situation in Marawi to Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBW) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Learn More arrow
PDRF, PCPPI to provide 20,000-liter water tanks for Marawi
Courtesy of Philippine Star Marawi is on its way to recovery. As the efforts continue to revive Lanao Del Sur’s capital after being ravaged by war, private institutions and government organizations are partnering to address the need for water in the Learn More arrow
PDRF inaugurates world’s first private sector-led national emergency operations center
Clark, Pampanga—The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), one of the leading business networks in disaster management, opened the world’s first national emergency operations center (EOC) run by the private sector. The EOC acts as a self-sufficient operations hub geared towards Learn More arrow
How the Philippines brought business into disaster recovery
Courtesy of GovInsider In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, killing over 6,000 people. It is one of many extreme weather events that have occurred over the past decade, and scientists predict that these instances will become more common as our Learn More arrow
Philippines takes the lead at UN Private Sector Disaster Forum in New York
United Nations aid and development chiefs, government officials, and business leaders today pledged to expand cooperation in preparing for and responding to crises through new networks engaging the private sector. We cannot afford not to involve the private sector in Learn More arrow
PDRF to help Marawi recover; Clark EOC to open
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector coordinating body for disaster management, has pledged to further help in the recovery of Marawi, including assistance in planning the new city that will rise from the ashes of Learn More arrow
How to prepare when disaster and emergency strike
When a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Leyte, Migel Estoque, communications manager of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) was in the middle of a disaster planning session for families of the group’s partner companies. Estoque said the irony of the Learn More arrow
Breaking 6 myths on disaster preparedness, and making every Filipino even more resilient
The Philippines has the misfortune of being prone to all natural hazards, save for a snow storm. This includes earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. But when Toni Zuñiga of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) asked us—the participants of the Learn More arrow
Why disaster preparedness is important
Now that it’s officially the “rainy season,” perhaps it’s time to review some lessons from the past and what they tell us about disaster preparedness. I recently attended the UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Cancun with Learn More arrow
Is your organization ready for a quick recovery?
Being situated in one of the most disaster-prone areas in the Asia Pacific, Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are encouraged to put their business continuity plans (BCP) in place to minimize the impact of disasters. Nile Dame Daño, Learn More arrow
Disaster Resilience Foundation presents high-energy biscuits
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector coordinator in disaster management, presented “The Care Package” high-energy biscuits (HEBs) during a simple ceremony at the Shell House Building in Makati City recently. The PDRF said the nutrition-packed Learn More arrow
A-PAD holds disaster-resiliency confab for MSMEs in Bicol
A community of entrepreneurs from the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), gathered together at the Villa Caceres Hotel here for the 3-day Business Community Planning (BCP) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) training seminar primarily to mainstream business Learn More arrow
MSMEs to combat disaster through business continuity planning
Disaster response doesn’t only mean helping the victims after a disaster, but it is a cycle, from mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, rehabilitation and recovery, according to Nile Dame Daño, Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Philippines regional coordinator for Learn More arrow
Nationwide earthquake drills set
In the wake of the recent major earthquakes around the world, the Office of Civil Defense hopes more Filipinos would join the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drills on Thursday. OCD spokesperson Romina Marasigan said the deadly tremors that rocked Japan, Ecuador, Learn More arrow
PDRF launches Information Management System for region’s first ever private sector Emergency Operations Center
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) today signed an agreement with the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI) to implement the PDRF information management system, which is to be used in its Disaster Operations Center – the first ever in the Learn More arrow
Pursuing partnerships for regional cooperation with the Corporate Citizen Foundation
On December 03, PDRF and the Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF) signed a Memorandum of Intent to facilitate cooperation, collaboration and the exchange of information in striving for better disaster risk reduction and management in the region. Representing CCF were CCF’s Learn More arrow
PDRF forges new partnerships for disaster resilience
Following its board meeting, the PDRF bolstered partnerships with groups critical to resilience: WEATHER PHILIPPINES (WPF)WPF and PDRF signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost efficiencies in early warning and resilience against meteorological disasters. WPF offers its expertise in weather Learn More arrow
PH firms join hands to prepare for disaster
Following the launch in April of the Disaster Operations Center (DOC) by the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), 45 private companies have pledged to pool their expertise in facilitating metro-wide preparedness and recovery Learn More arrow
OCD forms emergency telecoms team to improve disaster initiatives
To manage information and communication technology (ICT) before, during, and after disasters, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) forms a rapid emergency telecommunications team among its different stakeholders. This effort was launched during the “ICT Bayanihan Summit 2015”, a 2-day Learn More arrow
PDRF signs pact for Disaster Operations Center
The Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Clark Development Corp.to set up a Disaster Operations Center (DOC). The DOC is a hub for preparing and responding Learn More arrow
Business partners for 24/7 disaster operations center
It takes a disaster to bring Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Manny V. Pangilinan together in the same room. The two heads of the country’s top conglomerates, together with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, launched on Thursday, April 16, Learn More arrow
Real disaster risk reduction challenge in PH is at local level
The Philippines has embraced the new framework that the United Nations 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) adopted to guide UN member-states in efforts to substantially reduce losses from disasters in the coming years. The new framework will give Learn More arrow

Webinars

July 29, 2021

Philippine Water Challenge Launch

Join the Philippine Water Challenge and take part in the first-ever online and national platform to generate promising innovations for water supply and sanitation solutions in the country!

May 25, 2021

What's Gender Got To Do With COVID-19 Vaccine?

PDRF conducted a roundtable discussion on the Gender Equity & Inclusion Issues of the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out, with esteemed speakers and panelists from UNFPA. 

March 24, 2021

RISE MSME: Resilience through Innovative and Sustainable Enterprises

With the support of the Connecting Business Initiative, PDRF in partnership with the UN OCHA and the UNDP, developed resources to support MSMEs in their recovery to the impacts of the pandemic and other disasters.

February 10, 2021

Lakbay SIKAP: Forging Resilience for MSMEs

Lakbay SIKAP: Forging Resilience for MSMEs is a virtual launch that introduced various initiatives geared towards MSME resilience through multi-hazard disruptions.

December 11, 2020

A VAW-Free Community Starts With Me: GBV Digitized Modules Launching on iADAPT

The online launching inroduced the UNFPA Philippines CATW-AP digitized modules to a wide range of stakeholders, including women’s rights organizations, select government agencies, among others.

October 28, 2020

The Digital Shift: Adapting to Business and Education Challenges in the New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization in every field of the economy and society. Both the business and education sectors have had to adapt and innovate by moving their operations online.

 

October 20, 2020

Webinar on Pandemic-Adaptive and Resilient MSME Supply Chains

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been among the most dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the damage to the global supply chains has led to disruption in business operations and, sometimes, complete stoppage.

February 10, 2021

Negosyong Pilipino, Negosyong Laging Nagpapatuloy

Aside from its impact on public health, COVID-19 has severely affected the economy. Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which are often less equipped compared to big businesses, are particularly vulnerable.