Logistics Beyond: Multi-sector engagements of the Private sector during the Pandemic

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Bill Luz – Chief Resilience Officer, PDRF: Project Ugnayan, Project Kaagapay

Office of Civil Defense: Logistics Cluster Master Plan

Chris Buono – Managing Director, UPS Philippines: Supply Chain

Ricky Isla – CEO, AirAsia Philippines: Passenger Travel

Janette Jakosalem – Chief Business Officer, Zuellig Pharma: Emergency Medical Logistics

Hans-Peter Teufers – Director, International Programs, UPS Foundation: UPS and PDRF Initiatives


The COVID-19 Pandemic immersed the world into lockdowns and travel restrictions affecting not only individual mobility but the supply chain and delivery of essential needs.

Transportation support for essential items of health care facilities were the priority in the early days of the pandemic. Moving towards the 2020 typhoon season in the Philippines, the response capabilities of the government and the private sector were tested as a series of typhoons affected several parts of the country.

Combining the geographical challenge of the affected area and the measures set by the local governments to fight the pandemic, the response actions had to adjust and prioritize. Logistics played a huge role as the supply chain of the affected areas were severed and the bulk of relief items were in Manila.

As the Philippines rolls out its vaccination, the government must handle the incoming supply of the vaccines and efficiently distribute it to the designated sites. The panelists from the government and the private sector will be sharing their efforts during the complex emergencies and how the two are working towards a common goal.

The session will be tackling the following topics under the Logistics Preparedness theme:

i. Multi-sector engagement/ Public-Private Partnerships ii. Logistics Strategy Localization iii. Pre-positioning Strategies iv. Development of Standby agreements

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