About DRRNetPhils

Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines or DRRNetPhils was established on the 12th of June in 2008. This collective initiative of civil society organization, academe, and disaster risk reduction (DRR) practitioners aimed to support of the passage of the Republic Act No. 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.


VISION: Resilient communities contributing to sustainable development

MISSION: Develops and strengthens capacities of at-risk communities and stakeholders on Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation


Adoption, Implementation, and Institutionalization of Inclusive and Integrated DRRM and CCAM Policies and Programs at the National and Local Levels through:

  1. Greater participation of communities and CSOs in National and Local DRRM
  2. Additional funding and greater accountability for DRRM programs
  3. More effective institutional mechanism for DRRM
  4. Enhanced planning and implementation on DRRM-CCAM
  5. Strengthening Leadership in National and Local Humanitarian Preparedness and response
  6. Establishing community of practice on DRRM and CCAM



  1. Partners with at-risk communities, national and local governments, civil society organizations, business sector, academic institutions, media, and the international community.
  2. Enhances capacities of its members, vulnerable sectors, and partners in DRRM and CCAM.
  3. Advocates for DRRM and CCAM towards sustainable development and promotion of the rights and welfare of at-risk communities.



2017-2019 Conveners

  1. Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) – Lead
  2. Assistance and Cooperation for Resilience and Development Inc. (ACCORD) – Co-Lead
  3. A2D Project | Research Group for Alternatives to Development (A2D-Project)
  4. Balay Rehabilitation Center
  5. Center for Community Journalism and Development (CCJD)
  1. Citizen’s Disaster Response Center (CDRC)
  2. Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (ECOWEB)
  3. Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)
  4. Plan International – Philippines
  5. UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP-CSWCD)
  6. World Vision Development Foundation Inc. (WVDFI)


2020-2021 Conveners






Institutional Members

  1. Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
  2. Ateneo School of Government (ASoG)
  3. AWO International
  4. Build Change
  5. Buklod Tao
  6. Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)
  7. Central Bicol State University Development Organization, Inc. (CBSUDO)
  8. Charm RadioKidapawan
  9. ChildFund Philippines
  10. Christian Aid
  11. Coastal Core
  12. Center for Emergency Aid and Rehabilitation, Inc. (CONCERN, INC)
  13. Community Response for Enlightenment, Service and Transformation (CREST)
  14. Community Organization of the Philippines Enterprises (COPE)
  15. Consortium for People’s Development-Disaster Response, Inc. (CPD-DR)
  16. Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR)
  17. Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE)
  18. Damayan ng Maralitang Pilipinong Api (DAMPA)
  19. Earthquake Megacities Initiatives (EMI)
  20. ERPAT
  21. Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE)
  22. Good Neighbors International (GNI)
  23. Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (IDEALS)
  24. IPDI
  25. Leyte Center for Development, Inc (LCDE)
  26. Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MACEC)
  27. Manila Observatory
  28. NASSA/Caritas
  29. Operation Compassion
  30. Oxfam – Philippines
  31. Peoples’ Disaster Risk Reduction Network (PDRRN)
  32. Philippine Geographical Society
  33. Peoples’ Initiative for Learning and Community Development (PILCD)
  34. Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas(PhilDHRRA)
  35. Philippine Misereor Partnership (PMPI)
  36. Ranaw Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Center (RDRRAC)
  37. SAM-IPIL
  38. Save the Children International – Philippines
  39. SIKAP, Inc.
  40. Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan
  41. Simon of Cyrene Community Rehabilitation and Development Foundation, Inc.(SCCRDFI)
  42. Tri-people Organization Against Disaster (TRIPOD) 43. Zamboanga City Alliance for Public Safety



Individual Members

  1. Ms. Donna Mitzi Lagdameo
  2. Mr. Edwin Elegado
  3. Atty. Eunice A. Sano
  4. Dr. Jean Christophe Gaillard
  5. Ms. Karen Tria
  6. Ms. Kathlyn Kissy H. Sumaylo
  7. Ms. Lorna Paras Victoria
  8. Ms. Madonna Virola
  9. Mr. Patrick San Juan
  10. Mr. Patrick De Quiros
  11. Ruel C. Cabile




The year 2016 was full of possibilities with the adoption of three major international agreements; the Sunset Review of R.A. 10121; and a new President leading the country. With these developments, the network strategized on how it can help ensure that DRRM will be the government’s priority. Through its efforts, the R.A. 10121 Amendatory Bill was identified as a priority by the Office of the President as stated by the Office of Civil Defense. It was also included in the legislative agenda of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022.

The network has also helped shaped regional and international agreements on DRRM through its active participation during the run up and actual conduct of the World Humanitarian Summit and 7th Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR. In collaboration with other CSOs, it has helped ensure that marginalized and vulnerable sectors have a key role in DRRM planning and implementation.



  • Finalization of R.A. 10121 Position Paper and submission to NDRRMC
  • Submission of inputs to the Country Baseline Report to the AMCDRR; SFDRR AsiaRegional Implementation Plan; NGO Statement on the Asia RIP; Philippine Statement to

    the AMCDRR and World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

  • Development of pro-forma local ordinance on CSO participation
  • Presidential Forum on DRR-CCA
  • Post-SONA Press Conference/ Launch of 911 Calls
  • Meetings with NDRRMC Vice-Chair Secretaries and policymakers to discuss neededreforms on DRR policy
  • Active participation in the DRR-CCA Summit by the Cabinet Secretary
  • Bike-ride for Resilience and Barangay 911 Launching
  • Visayas and Mindanao-wide feedbacking and consultation on DRR policies
  • Expo-Summit on DRR-CCA-SDGs
  • Consistent participation in NDRRMC TWG, TMG and Full Council meetings
  • Balik-Bayan Forum on Localization of Humanitarian Response
  • Post-WHS Feedbacking to CSOs