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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

#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

Jolted netizens liken #MMShakeDrill phone alarm to 'The Purge' siren

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,' says one irate netizen

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

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Jul 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

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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

#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?

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

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

#MMShakeDrill 2017 off to a good start – MMDA

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Danilo Lim says cooperation among local government units is at its highest

GOOD START. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says that it is just the beginning and that they are hoping to keep the momentum until the end. Rappler screengrab

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

MMDA: Expect public inconvenience during 4-day #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The organizers of the MMShakeDrill specifically timed the first day of the exercise on July 14 a payday Friday based on the worst case scenario simulation

WORTH IT. MMDA chief Danilo Lim has repeatedly said that the inconvenience will pay off when the so-called 'big one' strikes.

LIVE: Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Dubbed MMShakeDrill online the 3rd earthquake preparedness exercise across Metro Manila and nearby provinces begins at 4pm Friday July 14

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

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

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

MMDA launches #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The shake drill will be held from July 14 to 17

LAUNCHED. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim presses the ceremonial button signaling the launch of the shake drill. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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

What happens to Guadalupe Bridge during a quake?

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:57 AM

According to MMDA the Guadalupe Bridge is one of the structures in Metro Manila expected to collapse in a strong earthquake When it does the capital region will be isolated from the surrounding provinces in the south

MMSHAKEDRILL.  Earthquake scenarios at the Guadalupe bridge include vehicular fire accidents, victims trapped under the fallen billboards and debris from the collapsed MRT line. All photos by Alysha Nacino/ Rappler

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.

#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

Media coverage made #MMShakeDrill a success – MMDA

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:36 PM

According to MMDA special operations officer Manny Miro the event was already a success before it even started because of the media s wide information dissemination and awareness campaigns

PREPAREDNESS. Metro Manila Shake Drill volunteers and participants walk to the designated safe area after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake simulation. Photo by Katrina Artiage/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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

SOUTh QUADRANT. Victims from the collapsed billboard at the Guadalupe bridge simulate a collapsed structure scenario during the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NDRRMC, MMDA: 2016 #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill more organized, widespread

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Disaster managers say that the drill shows heightened public awareness and enhanced capacity to respond if a major earthquake strikes

COVER. Government employees evacuated at the Grandstand in Camp Aguinaldo. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill, #Pagyanig rack up over 4 billion impressions on Twitter

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The biggest earthquake drill conducted nationwide beats its own record on Twitter in terms of reach

Abu Sayyaf, MMShakedrill, Manila-Clark railway | 12PM wRap

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

LIVESTREAM: 2016 Nationwide quake drill

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Watch the Pagyanig and MMShakeDrill live on Rappler

Road closures for 2nd #MMShakeDrill on June 22

Jun 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Find out which roads will be closed as Metro Manila carries out a metro wide earthquake drill

ROAD CLOSURES. In this file photo,  MMDA officers pick up fallen debris. On June 22, MMDA will hold the metro-wide earthquake drill in preparation for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Roads will be closed for the one-hour activity. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Quezon City gears up for major earthquake drill

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Do you and your family know how to prepare for an earthquake? Join authorities in Quezon City as they get ready for the Big One

The Quezon Memorial Monument. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Businesses to join #MMShakeDrill on June 22

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Unilever Walter Mart and Yokogawa Philippines are some of the big companies that are doing their part to help build a culture of preparedness

One of the scenario from the earthquake drill is to airlift a casualty via Philippine Army's Helicopter Ambulance. Photo by Rico Ibarra

Agos holds #MMShakeDrill workshop for racers, volunteers

Jun 19, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Ahead of Metro Manila s earthquake drill on June 22 various groups learn how to develop a culture of disaster preparedness

How a hazard-prone Marikina school is preparing for disasters

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In Valeriano Fugoso Memorial Elementary School earthquake drills are done every month with most drills performed unannounced

Photo by Pocholo Espina

Why is a taxi hanging under the Guadalupe bridge?

Jun 19, 2016 - 8:24 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is cooking something up in Guadalupe Bridge

PREPARATION. The taxi hanging under the Guadalupe bridge is part of MMDA's #MMShakeDrill plans

Palace urges communities to join #MMShakeDrill

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Malacañang says that the goal of the earthquake drill is to cultivate a culture of disaster preparedness in a country prone to different geological hazards

MMDA and Firechat partner for #MMShakeDrill

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:25 PM

MMDA encourages citizens local government officials volunteers and private sector partners to download FireChat a free messaging app on their Android or iOS smartphone

#MMShakeDrill trends ahead of June 22 drill

Jun 11, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Updated Agos and MMDA hold a social media workshop for responders and officers in preparation for the second metro wide earthquake drill

TRENDING. The hashtag MMShakedrill trends ahead of the metro-wide earthquake drill on June 22.

AS IT HAPPENS: Agos #MMShakeDrill workshop

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:04 AM

In preparation for the activity Agos powered by eBayanihan in partnership with MMDA holds a workshop for disaster responders and organizations on Saturday June 11

VIDEO: MMDA officers dance for #MMShakeDrill

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:46 AM

The MMDA officers are dancing to raise awareness on the second MMShakeDrill happening on Wednesday June 22

Cebu City to join #MMShakeDrill on June 22

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:37 PM

While the earthquake drill on June 22 aims to simulate the possible scenarios of the movement of the West Valley Fault in Metro Manila and nearby provinces Cebu province is not exempted from the threat of an imminent earthquake

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, Filipino students cover their heads as they 'escape to a safer ground' during an earthquake preparedness drill at a community sitting on a fault-line in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2014. The drill aimed to inform students and participants about disaster risk and assessing the school's ability to respond to emergency situations.  Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

#MMShakeDrill: MMDA launches website for June 22 quake drill

May 30, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The Metro Manila ShakeDrill will be held on Wednesday June 22 2016

All the videos you need to prepare for earthquakes

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Here s a compilation of all earthquake related videos on Agos powered by eBayanihan ranging from basic information on hazards to tips on what to do before during and after an earthquake