HIGHLIGHTS: Conversation with Dingdong Dantes on #MMshakedrill
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – They're connected. They're active volunteers.
"The youth is at the forefront of disaster response efforts serving us volunteers," according to Commissioner Dingdong Dantes of the National Youth Commission.
In a video message, Dantes called on the youth to show their commitment as disaster risk reduction partners by participating in the synchronized Metro Manila Shakedrill on Thursday, July 30.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said Metro Manila is due for the “Big One” – a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that will occur if the West Valley Fault moves. Earlier studies conducted by PHIVOLCS indicate that if the earthquake stikes, Metro Manila and surrounding provinces could be affected, including areas beyond the fault system. (READ: Schools, hospitals near West Valley Fault)
According to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the drill seeks to foster a culture of disaster preparedness among residents in Metro Manila. (READ: All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes)
Zero Casualty Hour: Conversation on quake preparedness
How can the youth participate in the biggest metro-wide earthquake exercise dubbed #MMshakedrill on social media?
The more compact, the better. Idea is to have this with you anywhere you go. Kahit sa banyo. https://t.co/SK4V4F1Kge— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) July 29, 2015
Water, food (de lata), pito, candle, matches, compass, rope, flashlight, batteries,radio, thin/warm blankets,alcohol https://t.co/cacDdj1hmy— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) July 29, 2015
Make a plan tonight. Then, at 10:30am tom, simulate the earthquake. Perform the drill together w the ones at home https://t.co/mvQWeuQ2yq— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) July 29, 2015
This happened 369 years ago in our country. It CAN happen again.Next step is to educate ourselves more abt it. https://t.co/xkE1yXUY4H— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) July 29, 2015
The discussion is part of the #ZeroCasualty Hour, a series of social media conversations on disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation that MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, holds with key Project Agos partners and stakeholders. – Rappler.com
Project Agos is a collaborative platform that combines top-down government action with bottom-up civic engagement to help communities learn about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The project harnesses technology and social media to ensure critical information flows to those who need it before, during, and after a disaster. It is a partnership between Rappler and key government, private and civil society groups. It is also supported by the Australian Government.