Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the celebration was renamed to NDRM through and Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 28, 2017.
The observance highlights the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience.
NDRM shall be observed by NDRRMC Member Agencies and DRRM Councils by undertaking various activities relative to disaster resilience covering the four thematic areas of DRRM namely: Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery.
This year’s theme is "KATATAGAN SA KALAMIDAD ay Makakamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan”.