P59-million agreement signed between PDRF and EMI on disaster information management system

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - A P59-million agreement was signed this week between the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) co-chaired by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of PLDT and Metro Pacific and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation and Earthquake and Megacities Initiative (EMI), an international organization focused on reducing urban disaster risk partnering with Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), a science, information and technology firm working to reduce disaster risks.

The system will integrate reliable and timely information for climate- and disaster-related data through the DisasterAWARE platform of PDC. Separate agreements were signed with the Business Continuity Managers Association of the Philippines and the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), the country’s largest microfinance institution, to provide business continuity training for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to enhance the country’s disaster resilience and improve its ability to recover from a catastrophe.


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