Recovering from the pandemic is the challenge of a lifetime. We need to revive our faith in our institutions and our future as a nation. Then, we can invest our time and our money in patronizing local businesses and visiting our vast and beautiful country. Inquirer’s Project Rebound can be a catalyst in this movement and PDRF, through SIKAP, its unified MSME Resilience Hub, and other projects such as its support of 400 sari-sari stores in the Metro Manila area, will be its partner as we struggle to rebuild not the Philippines as it was, but as a country that is a better, safer and a fairer place to live.Butch Meily, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) is the Philippines’ major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster risk and reduction management. As an alliance of businesses dedicated to building the disaster risk management capabilities of the private sector in the country, PDRF aims to contribute to the sustainable development and general welfare of the Filipino people.
PDRF’s programs and initiatives cover all four pillars of disaster risk reduction and management. By continuously working with the private sector, humanitarian sector, international organizations, non-government entities, and government agencies, PDRF strengthens the disaster resilience of communities and businesses across the country.