The Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) Philippines recently held its annual General Membership Meeting via Zoom, wherein it discussed all accomplishments to date, updates on the status of its current initiatives, and its immediate goals moving forward.

Discussions began with the organization’s accomplishments within the past year, most notable of which were: the election of SM’s Vice President for Corporate Compliance, Engr. Liza Silerio to the global board of ARISE; the election of ARISE-Philippines Board of Directors; the adoption of ARISE-Philippines’ Terms of Reference (TOR); and ARISE-Philippines’ contributions to COVID-19 response and relief activities amounting to over P2-billion in cash and in kind. 

Another highlight of the general meeting was the organization’s 2021-2023 Road Map, which has three themes: “Re-energizing the Network” which includes expansion and promoting deeper involvement among members; “Institutionalizing Partnerships” which includes establishing more strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders; and “Pushing the Framework” which includes heavier promotion of goals.