In observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) this July, DILG Region 3 spearheaded a 3rd Quarter Earthquake Drill for CY 2014 on July 2, 2014 at DILG Regional Office. This year’s theme is “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran.”
The drill was aimed to gauge the level of preparedness in terms of efficiency of the warning information of the Office’s Regional Disaster Risk and Management (DRRM) Team and simulate familiarization exercise for the employees during the occurrence of an earthquake.
Participated in by all DILG regional office personnel, the drill was started at 9:00 a.m. with a one minute siren. Upon hearing the siren, employees applied the duck, cover and hold method and hid under respective table for safety from possible falling debris until each had moved outside the building and proceeded to the designated holding area.
The activity which is being regularly practiced by the Office, is also a part of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) program and advocacy campaign of the Department on disaster preparedness.
The conduct of the 3rd earthquake drill is simultaneous nationwide as part of this year’s NDCM activity.