• Bantayan Island, Philippines +63 32 438 9612
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  • contactus@ypdr.org

Emergency Response Program


YPDR provides logistical support for maritime rescue operations utilizing the expertise of our Director, Captain Joseph Ferris III, a fifteen year veteran captain of a scientific research vessel and other staff trained in maritime evacuations.


  • Instituted the island’s first ever emergency communication system to allow the municipalities and NGOs on Bantayan to coordinate effectively in future maritime and other emergencies.
  • Evacuated 300 people from a stranded ferry off the coast of Bantayan Island.
  • Provided safe transport in YPDR vehicles for 4 children to Cebu for emergency medical treatment funded by YPDR donors.