OCD is also rolling out the Bida ang Handa Campaign for NSED 2018. The campaign aims to promote disaster preparedness through public participation to the NSED. The campaign seeks to gather the maximum number of commitments via social media.


The Bida Ang Handa campaign involves government, non-government, private and academic institutions as well as other stakeholders. The public is invited to post photos or videos in their respective social media accounts that show what they do to be prepared for earthquakes and other hazards. #BidaAngHanda is the official hashtag for this year’s NSED.


Example: “Meron kaming Family Emergency Survival Kit para kung kailangang lumikas, meron kaming magagamit, dahil Bida Ang Handa!”


“We encourage everyone to join the #BidaAngHanda campaign in support of the 1st Quarter NSED. The NDRRMC conducts this nationwide earthquake drill quarterly, as one of its initiatives to promote disaster preparedness and community resilience among Filipinos,” says NDRRMC Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator Usec Ricardo B Jalad.