IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill
MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of Filipinos participated in the metro-wide shake drill and the 2nd quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on Wednesday, June 22.
The drills saw local governments, schools, civil society, and private businesses get involved in various scenarios – from fires and vehicular accidents to infrastructure collapse and water rescues.
Both drills rang across social media with the #MMShakeDrill racking up over 3.5 billion impressions from 7 am to 1 pm on Twitter, according to Rappler's social listening tool Reach. On Twitter, "impressions" means "the times a user is served a Tweet in timeline or search results."
Meanwhile, #Pagyanig (quake), the hashtag of the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for the second quarter of 2016, reached more than 1.3 billion impressions.
Here are some of the action-packed and moving scenes from the shake drill activities captured on camera.
Metro Manila was divided into 4 quadrants during the drill.
Various emergency scenarios in the aftermath of a huge earthquake was simulated by the participating cities and rescue teams.
Local governments and rescue teams in the provinces also conducted their own earthquake drills and rescue scenarios.
According to officials, the main goal of the drills was to raise awareness on disasters and how individual preparedness is the first step to achieving zero casualty.
Do you think the drills were effective? Know any moving photos we missed? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com