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IN PHOTOS: Ormoc City kicks off 3rd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 3rd quarter NSED in Ormoc City simulates the impact of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

PREPARED. The Abuyog Community College in Leyte participates in the 3rd quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill headed by the Abuyog MDRRMO at the ACC ground on Thursday, August 8. Photo by Jessica Alvero/ Rappler

MMDA chair says #MMShakeDrill 2019 shows 'effective' response to disaster

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

'I'm confident that with this kind of equipment, training and people, we would be very able to respond effectively,' says MMDA chief Danilo Lim

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim leads the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill held at MMDA Headquarter in Guadalupe on 27 July 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: MMDA conducts 2019 #MMShakeDrill in the dark

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Earthquake drill participants deal with the challenge of simulating rescue and response in the dark and at a time when most people are still asleep

Rescue personnel respond and apply first aid to mock victims at the various scenario in case "the Big One" strikes Metro Manila during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasig City on Saturday, July 27. Photo by Ben Nabong

Metro Manila residents on pre-dawn #MMShakeDrill: 'What a wake-up call'

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:24 AM

Online, Metro Manila residents have mixed reactions to the early earthquake drill. Some appreciated the realistic timing while others criticized the MMDA for rousing them from sleep.

#MMShakeDrill 2019 set for early hours of July 27

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector

COVER. Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during National Disaster Resilience Month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:38 PM

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

QUEZON CITY. Corazon Elementary School pupils in Batasan, Quezon City, participate in a simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill on June 20 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Iloilo City leads first nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area

DUCK. Local army and police officials duck, cover and hold during a simulation at the Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Photo by Rhick Albay/Rappler

NDRRMC to hold 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for 2019 is set for Thursday, February 21, at 2 pm

PREPARED. Kindergarden school children from the San Vicente Elementary School in UP Diliman in Quezon City participate in the school's regular earthquake drill aimed at keeping the kids ready and disaster prepared on February 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill 2018 still 'far from perfect' – MMDA officials

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement

MMDA employees line up by quadrants outside the MMDA building. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

MMDA's #MMShakeDrill: How everything worked

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM

With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise?

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Special Rescue Unit (BFP-SRU) search for mock victims while a nurse apply first aid to others inside the Manila City Hall as they participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill on July 19, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila prepares for the ‘Big One’

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The MMDA's earthquake drill to prepare for 'The Big One' occurs at 1pm, one hour after a text blast is sent to get people ready for the exercise

Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during the National Disaster Resilience Month with the Theme " Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan" The shake drill was conducted in surprise to make it truthfully. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:48 PM

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What responders, public should do during a terrorist attack

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:06 PM

This is the 10th city-wide earthquake drill and second terror simulation of Pasig City

IN PHOTOS: Pasig holds 10th citywide earthquake drill

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Pasig City preps its citizens through realistic simulation exercises in its 10th annual citywide earthquake drill

Pasig citywide earthquake drill. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Date of #MMShakeDrill 2018 will not be announced – MMDA

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:49 AM

The exact date of this year's #MMShakeDrill would not be revealed to the public and responders ahead of time so everyone 'must be prepared at all times,' says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

#MMSHAKEDRILL. According to MMDA, the annual earthquake drill may happen any day within the third week of June. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NDRRMC, LGUs hold 2nd nationwide earthquake drill

Jun 21, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Local drills are conducted nationwide through the Regional DRRM Councils

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

Lorenzana: Disaster preparedness is a never-ending effort

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Local government officials should be at the forefront of disaster preparedness efforts, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, chair of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, after the first National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Quezon City

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Quezon City leads 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#BidaAngHanda earthquake drill set for February 15

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

NDRRMC conducts 4th quarter Nationwide Earthquake Drill

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The drills, regularly organized by the NDRRMC, aims to ensure that the public from the barangay to the national government knows how to respond to earthquakes.

Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa

DSWD to test new equipment for rapid emergency communications

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Newly-acquired communication equipment will be tested during the 3rd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, September 27

RAPID COMMS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development will test the newly acquired satellites. Photo by DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau

NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:56 PM

NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest.

COVER. Soldiers cover their heads during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, a worker activates the siren as employees cover their heads as they run for safety during the Natiowide Earthewuake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:32 AM

(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:26 PM

On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago

DRILL. In this file photo, police and civilian employees evacuate from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters as they participate in the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Quezon City on March 31, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill: What to do during a terror attack

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?

The week in photos: July 8-14, 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People cool off in a swimming pool in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on July 12, 2017.  The summer heatwave is forecast to continue and expand over more of the country, with people being warned to protect themselves from the sun. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

#MMShakeDrill trends, racks up over 3.8 billion impressions

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The impressions count indicates widespread engagement and interest in the disaster preparedness exercise

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila LGUs conduct 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Government officials firefighters rescuers soldiers and police also respond to the different earthquake scenarios across Metro Manila for MMShakeDrill

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

What to expect at the #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Here s a list of the activities that Metro Manila local governments have prepared for this year s earthquake drill

How you can participate in the #MMShakeDrill

Jul 11, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here s a list of reminders on participating in the MMShakeDrill on July 14 to 17

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 06, 2017 - 4:10 AM

Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7 8 at SM Aura s Samsung Hall Register for limited free tickets today

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17 2017 and how you can prepare for the Big One

The week in photos: June 24-30, 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:17 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

An enthusiast browse through a collection of toys on display during the 2017 ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay on June 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 2nd quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:50 PM

UPDATED The NDRRMC leads an earthquake drill around the country on Thursday June 29

Policemen rescue a mock victim at the Manila Police District headquarters take cover during the national simultaneous earthquake drill on June 29, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

NDRRMC launches the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Cebu City

#Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:43 AM

At the staging area in Biñan Laguna the quake drill involves a series of well orchestrated disaster response scenes Disaster management officials say that the drill in Biñan is now a model for others

RAIN OR SHINE. Responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 4A report to the command center during the 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill. Photo credit: Rappler

Join the 3rd quarter #Pagyanig challenge on Sept 28

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The public is invited to join the Pagyanig Challenge and show how we can all be prepared for the Big One

#Pagyanig: Laguna takes part in nationwide earthquake drill

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Laguna is one of the provinces slated to assist Metro Manila in the event of a major earthquake impacting the National Capital Region

EVACUATION. Calamba employees evacuate the building during the earthquake drill. Photo by Maria Garcia.

Humanitarian agencies participate in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The scenario in Camp Aguinaldo shows the close coordination between government agencies and humanitarian organizations in the face of a complex emergency

COORDINATION. Humanitarian agencies participate in the nationwide earthquake drill spearheaded by OCD and NDRRMC.

Motorcycle riders play key role in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:21 PM

During the nationwide earthquake drill the Unified Rizal Riders Club transport Department of Health officials to Camp Aguinaldo to provide situational reports amid unpassable roads

Most populated school in PH joins #MMShakeDrill

Jun 23, 2016 - 11:07 AM

With only one passageway open Batasan Hills National High School manages to evacuate only half of its morning students in 23 minutes

#MMShakeDrill: What happened in the north?

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 AM

How did responders from Quezon City – one of the areas which will be hardest hit should the West Valley Fault move – participate in the Metro Manila wide earthquake drill?

MMSHAKEDRILL. The Philippine Red Cross sets up a field hospital in an empty area between the Commonwealth entrance of the venue and the Quezon Memorial shrine.

Parañaque firemen educate students on disasters during #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Fire fighters from Barangay Don Galo in Parañaque say the Metro Manila Shake Drill was a good opportunity to raise students’ awareness on disasters so they won t be shocked in case an earthquake actually strikes

Evaluators score Cagayan Valley quake drill participants ‘not ready’

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Evaluators from the Bureau of Fire Protection say the participants did not take the earthquake drill seriously

UNPREPARED. Evaluators say participants of the national simultaneous earthquake drill in Cagayan Valley are not ready. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler