IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

David Lozada
IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

Josh Albelda

Local governments, schools, civil society, and private businesses get involved in various scenarios – from fires and vehicular accidents to infrastructure collapse and water rescues

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.

EAST QUADRANT. A rescue volunteer assesses a victim transported to the south quadrant's emergency operation center in Villamor Air Base and Golf Course before bringing him to Department of Health's (DOH) field hospital onsite. A total of 5 victims are brought to the EOC before they are transferred to Las Pinas General Hospital for further treatment. Photo by Katrina Artiage/Rappler

WEST QUADRANT. Prisoners of Navotas City evacuate prison to participate in the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Paulina Peregrino/ Rappler

NORTH QUADRANT. An aerial view of Veterans Memorial Medical Center, the main staging area for the north quadrant. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Various emergency scenarios in the aftermath of a huge earthquake was simulated by the participating cities and rescue teams.

FIRE ACCIDENT. Volunteer firemen of Don Galo Volunteer Fire Department extinguish fire as part of the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/Rappler

RESCUE MISSIONS. A high altitude rescue was executed at east quadrant's staging site in SM Marikina. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

WATER RESCUE. Rescuers pull out a victim from a river during the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

QUAKE AFTERMATH. 'Victims' from the collapsed MRT Station during the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TRAIN DERAILMENT. Commuters disembark from a train that 'derailed' during an earthquake preparedness drill in Manila. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

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.

YOUNG RESPONDERS. Students from the General R. Papa High School in Taguig City assist their injured classmate to an emergency vehicle. Students along with their teachers participated in the city's earthquake drills in connection with the 2nd Metro Manila Shake Drill. Photo by Tessa Barre/ Rappler

Do you think the drills were effective? Know any moving photos we missed? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com

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