Monday, July 16, 2018
  • share this

Thousands join nationwide quake drill

/ 04:50 PM September 27, 2017

About 170,000 people have participated in the nationwide earthquake drill of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Wednesday.

NDRRMC spokesperson Mina Marasigan said a total of 171,553 persons joined the quarterly drill. Strike Gymnasium in Bacoor, Cavite served as the ceremonial venue of the nationwide event.

Participants including officials, responders, and guests were asked to duck, cover, and hold as it played out a scenario of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake generated by the West Valley Fault.


“We have been doing this in the past decades. This ang nagbabago ang focus. We could focus on infrastructure, schools, communities, capacities of local government units. What were are doing is mag develop ng muscle memory na ‘pag may lindol, mag duck, cover, and hold agad,” Marasigan said.

“Protektahan ang sarili then evacuate to a safe place. Check yourself, check those with you. Wala bang injured?  Then if ready na pwede ng tumulong sa ibang tao,” he said.

The quarterly drill was rescheduled on Sept. 27 after the original date set on Sept. 21 was proclaimed as National Day of Protest by President Rodrigo Duterte. /je

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: earthquake drill, nationwide quake drill, ‎NDRRMC, participants, simulation
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.