The Philippines

Disaster Situation

According to the World Risk Report of 2018, the Philippines is the third most vulnerable country to disasters. The country lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire were 80% of earthquakes occur. Around 20-25 typhoons ravage the country every year, leading to the loss of lives and millions of damages to infrastructure and livelihood. About 220 known volcanoes dot the country, and at least 22 of them are considered active.


The Philippines is also one of the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The drought brought by the El Niño Southern Oscillation has increased in the last few decades. The dry season is also becoming warmer, and conversely, the wet season becoming wetter. Sea level rise threaten the coastal areas of the country.


Wanton destruction of the environment has also made it worse. Illegal logging and illegal modes of fishing threaten the ecosystem. Armed conflict, demolitions, and so-called development projects displace families and communities, adding to the already dire poverty situation. The poverty situation also inhibits the people’s ability to cope and recover from these hazards unless we develop their capacities and to create disaster resilient communities.

Our Vision

A sustainable, safe, disaster-resilient and -resistant community where there is an enabling environment for people to uphold their rights to development.

Our Mission

CDP is committed to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable groups in community-based, development-oriented disaster risk reduction management to uphold their rights and reduce their vulnerabilities. CDP influences duty-bearers and service providers towards this end.


CDP shall seek to achieve the following end-results out of pursuing its mission:

  • Communities that are empowered front-liners in disaster risk reduction and management.

  • Duty-bearers and service providers that are responsive and uphold human rights and dignity in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) endeavors.

April 17, 2020

The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), in partnership with the Pasig Adventist Community Service (ACS), conducted a series of relief operations targeting selected recipients of various barangays in Pasig and one organization in Cainta, Rizal starting from March 24...

April 14, 2020

The whole world was plagued by a respiratory disease named Coronavirus Disease-19 or COVID-19.  Its effects were potent, shocking, and lingering.   After four months since its first recorded case, the virus was able to infect individuals from more than 200 countries/ar...

July 2, 2019

The Philippines, being one of the most disaster affected countries, was one of the select Asian countries for a program on ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Asia by the Asi...

May 29, 2019

Langatian, Roxas, Zamboanga Del Norte - "Simula palang ito ng ating nasimulang samahan; ngayong mas nabuksan ang aming isip sa kahalagahan ng kolaborasyon at pagtutulungan para sa kapakanan ng lahat lalo na ng mga kabataan, asahan niyo ang aming taos pusong suporta", s...

February 28, 2019

To cap off its series of consultations in Luzon, the Center for Disaster Preparedness, in partnership with AKAP Pinoy Foundation, invited at least 41 participants from PDAOs, C/MDRRMO and various DPOs in Metro Manila, Quezon Province, Baguio, and Camarines Norte last F...

February 27, 2019

The Center for Disaster Preparedness, through its PROSPER Project, continues with its second Training of Trainers (ToT) on family level preparedness in the Zamboanga Peninsula on February 18 to 22 at Ariana Hotel in Dipolog City. Participants who successfully completed...

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