Who we are

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation is the country’s major private sector coordinator for disaster risk reduction and management.

About PDRF

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) is the Philippines’ major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster resilience. As an alliance of businesses dedicated to building the disaster management capabilities of the private sector in the country, it works on all areas: prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation and recovery.

With a whole-of-society approach, PDRF bridges partnerships not only with other private sector entities but also with communities, government agencies, local government units, and humanitarian organizations. Furthermore, it embodies solidarity that transcends business competition to achieve the common vision of a resilient, disaster-ready Philippines.

Our History

Following the devastation caused by Typhoons Frank (Fengshen), Pepeng (Parma), and Ondoy (Kensana), the Office of the President issued E.O. No. 838 to create the Special National Public Reconstruction Commission (Public Commission), mandated to spearhead effective reconstruction measures that address the needs of disaster-stricken communities. The Public Commission then tapped the private sector to channel more support for its reconstruction programs. Thus, in 2009, leaders of the country’s largest private corporations and non-government organizations established the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF).

In the same year, the two entities drew a cooperation agreement, further solidifying the commitment of the private sector to the reconstruction programs of the Philippine government.

After successive large-scale disasters—the civil unrest in Zamboanga, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and Cebu, and the world’s strongest recorded super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, PDRF was reorganized and intensified as the umbrella organization of the private sector for disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery. Two years later, its name was formally changed to Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, which captures the entire disaster risk reduction and management framework.

Mission, Vision, and Core Values


To build disaster-resilient communities and businesses in the country through private sector engagement and innovative disaster risk reduction and management strategies, programs, and technologies.


A disaster-resilient Philippines with empowered communities and businesses.

Core Values

INNOVATIVE. PDRF harnesses core competencies of the private sector by utilizing best practices towards building disaster resilience and continuously seeks creative solutions to addressing challenges.

INTEGRITY. PDRF strives to be transparent and accountable in what we do and who we work with.

INCLUSIVE. PDRF is collaborative in nature, respectful of differences and diverse backgrounds and interests, non-discriminatory, and without bias.

COMMITTED. PDRF serves our stakeholders efficiently, effectively, and to the best of our ability.

SERVICE TO OTHERS. PDRF is passionate in equipping businesses and communities with knowledge and best practices in disaster resilience.

Our Leaders

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Co-Chair and Trustee

Manuel Velez Pangilinan

Co-Chair and Trustee

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Co-Chair and Trustee

Our Officers

Rene Meily


June Cheryl Cabal-Revilla

Chief Finance Officer

Guillermo Luz

Chief Resilience Officer

Atty. Mark Martinez

Corporate Secretary

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Veronica Gabaldon

Executive Director

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Atty. Rita Peña-Antonio

Asst. Corp. Secretary