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National Platform Member Organization

Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Philippines

Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC)
Citizens’ Disaster Response Network (CDRN)

CDRC is a non-government organization that operates nationwide through a network of regional centers affiliated with the Citizens’ Disaster Response Network and through people’s organizations.

Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) is the country's major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster management.

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  • Lourdes Louella Escandor

    Co-Chair, A-PAD Philippines
    Past Board of Trustees member, Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC)

    Ms Escandor was the Executive Director of the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center from 2006 to February 2013. She was one of its trustees.

  • Rene "Butch" Meily

    Co-Chair, A-PAD Philippines
    President of the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF)

Core Activities

  • Setting-up the Regional and National Platforms – Networking with different Stakeholders and formalization of the Regional and National Platforms. The National Platform will be composed of the 3 Regional Platforms which will be established in each of the three main group of islands, namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
  • Capacity Building of Stakeholders (Trainings, Equipments, etc.) – The aim of these trainings is to help develop the capacity of the different stakeholders in preparing and responding to disasters. The trainees, coming from the LGUs, CSOs and Private Sector, will also serve as the pool of volunteers during emergency response.

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