TARLAC CITY, TARLAC - The DILG Tarlac employees participated in the 1st Quarter Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on March 10, 2022, at the DILG Tarlac Provincial Office. The activity is in connection with the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) for 2022, which aims to highlight the earthquake preparedness efforts for and by the basic sectors in pursuit of building more resilient communities.

 The drill began with a one-minute siren along with the provincial office where employees did the "duck, cover, and hold. Upon the halt of the siren, they proceeded to the designated evacuation area of the office. Through the leadership of Provincial Director Belina T. Herman, CESO V, Monitoring and Evaluation Section (MES) Head Mon Alven A. Lagonilla lead the activity with a briefer to make the participants familiar with the exercise.

A debriefing was also conducted to identify problems encountered during the drill and how this can be corrected in future earthquake drills.

To conclude, MES Head Lagonilla shared that an earthquake drill must be done regularly for the exercise to be effective. As the cost of disasters has already been enormous, we can prevent tragedy in the time to come by adequate preparation.