IN PHOTOS: Filipinos participate in 2nd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

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IN PHOTOS: Filipinos participate in 2nd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

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The quarterly nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill aims to boost disaster awareness and preparedness across the country

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:

Pampanga

EVACUATE. Pupils of Salapungan Elementary School in Angeles City, Pampanga. Photo by Helen Juguilon

COVER. Students of Salapungan Elementary School in Angeles City, Pampanga. Photo by Helen Juguilon

PARTICIPATE. Salapungan Elementary School students in Angeles City, Pampanga. Photo by Helen Juguilon

Quezon 

ASSIST. Students and staff of the San Isidro National High School are assisted by members of the local police. Photo from Catanauan Police Facebook page

LEAD. Police officers help lead the conduct of the nationwide earthquake drill for students and staff of the San Isidro National High School. Photo from Catanauan Police Facebook page

Isabela 

DEMO. Employees of the Isabela Provincial Capitol. Photos from Isabela Public Information Office Facebook page

ISABELA. Photo from Isabela Public Information Office Facebook page

Davao City

DRILL. Ateneo de Davao University senior high school students. Photo from Ateneo de Davao University Senior High School Twitter page

Quezon City

COVER. Corazon Elementary School pupils in Batasan, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

QUEZON CITY. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Marikina City

HOLD. Students and staff of San Roque National High School in Markina City. Photos by Jr Casimiro

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