MANILA, Philippines – People from different parts of the Philippines took part in the second quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) on Thursday, June 20.
The National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), joined by local officials, held a ceremonial program for this at the Bayugan city hall in Agusan del Sur.
The NSED is a quarterly drill that seeks to instill a culture of disaster preparedness among Filipinos and promote disaster awareness. It’s also done to evaluate the effectiveness of the local governments’ contingency plans and protocols in relation to earthquake scenarios and other similar events. (READ: All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes)
During the first quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill for 2019, the NDRRMC held the ceremonial program in Iloilo City in February. (READ: IN PHOTOS: Iloilo City leads first nationwide earthquake drill for 2019)
On Thursday, government employees, students and teachers in elementary and secondary schools, and police officers from various city and municipal stations joined the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill. (READ: CHECKLIST: What cities and municipalities should prepare for an earthquake)
Below are some scenes of shake drills from different parts of the country: