The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), through the Office of Civil Defense, again leads the month-long celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) starting from July 1 to 29, 2022 with the theme: “Sambayanang Pilipino, nagkakaisa tungo sa katatagan at maunlad na kinabukasan.” which seeks to advocate unity towards resilience and sustainable development.

An online kick-off ceremony will be held tomorrow, July 1, 2022 via livestream on Civil Defense PH and NDRRMC social media pages to mark the official start of the observance. Similar to last year, a webinar series dubbed as ‘Resilience Hours’ will be conducted every Thursday of the month. Topics to be discussed will cover the four thematic areas of DRRM: Disaster Prevention and Mitigation; Preparedness; Response; and Rehabilitation and Recovery.

As part of pre-activities of NDRM, the NDRRMC also launched various contests to encourage public participation in the observance. Submissions for tagline making contest and music composition contest ran from June 13 to 30, 2022. Meanwhile, the submission for the Resilience Video contest will be held on July 1 to 20, 2022. This has three categories: What’s in your Go Bag?; A Family that Prepares Together is Safe Together; and Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon? The NDRRMC is once again calling on the public to participate in all NDRM related activities as well as in the programs and activities of other NDRRMC-member agencies that seek to strengthen the resilience of the communities.

Regional DRRMCs, Local DRRMCs, and Barangay Committee are tasked to implement activities and programs relative to NDRM. NDRRMC member agencies are also set to implement their respective activities for NDRM. Executive Order Number 29 signed on June 28, 2017 mandates the observance of NDRM "throughout the country through the conduct of activities relative to building of disaster resilience covering the four thematic areas,"