#MMShakeDrill: MMDA launches website for June 22 quake drill
MANILA, Philippines - Do you know what to do when an earthquake strikes?
The official website for the Metro Manila ShakeDrill can help show you how.
The website was launched by Emerson Carlos, Chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on May 30, Monday in front of disaster risk reduction and management officers from the different local governments of Metro Manila.
Produced in partnership with Rappler, mmshakedrill.ph features all the information people need to know regarding the upcoming earthquake drill on June 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM. (READ: FAQs: What's the #MMShakeDrill and how can I participate?)
This includes important tips such as what to do when an earthquake strikes, how to sign up as a volunteer, as well as suggested earthquake drills for different sectors of society.
Dubbed on social media as #MMShakeDrill, the Metro Manila ShakeDrill will test the response plans of government agencies, businesses, schools, churches and other institutions in the private sector, as well as the preparedness of households and individuals in the Metro. The #MMShakeDrill also tests the functionality of Oplan Metro Yakal Plus – the government's response plan for a major earthquake affecting the Greater Metro Manila area. (READ: Authorities set stage for second #MMShakeDrill)
It will be held in conjunction with the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for the second quarter of 2016. (READ: What dangers await when the West Valley Fault moves?)
Chairman Emerson Carlos encouraged the public to take an active part in the #MMShakeDrill.
(When you use the hashtag #MMShakeDrill, we'll be able to find out where you performed the earthquake drill).
Members of the public can post their photos, videos or observations on how their communities are preparing, using the hashtag #MMShakeDrill on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
Chairman Carlos also said that individuals and organizations can join the #MMShakeDrill by choosing to sign-up and take part as volunteers.
Volunteers for the Metro Manila Emergency Volunteer Corps may receive additional training from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and other government agencies, such as collapsed structures search-and-rescue, to improve their capability for crisis response.
The #MMShakeDrill website was made for MMDA by Rappler for free as part of Rappler's disaster preparedness advocacy program, Agos, powered by eBayanihan.
MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, will also assist the MMDA in raising awarness of the 2nd Metro Manila ShakeDrill.
On the day of the website launch, #MMShakeDrill was the 5th most trending topic. - Rappler.com