As one of the safety precautionary measures in times of an earthquake emergency, The Department of the Interior and Local Government 10, as the Vice-Chairperson for Disaster Preparedness, together with its field operating units, continuously took part in the conduct of the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill today, November 10, 2022.
The drill commenced at exactly 9am, prompting all personnel to readily perform the “duck, cover, and hold” procedure.
DILG 10 Regional Director Wilhelm M. Suyko highlighted that active participation in the quarterly NSED aims to continuously educate the personnel and the public on disaster preparedness during an earthquake.
Moreover, he urged all staff of DILG 10 to continue participating in the conduct of NSED as a tool to ensure the survival of each personnel against the threat of an earthquake.
“The drill will not only capacitate the students and faculty members but also evaluate the efficiency of the Department’s emergency plan,” he said.
The objectives of the NSED are to understand the command-and-control mechanisms in disaster management operations of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) members and to provide an opportunity for training in an actual disaster environment of all stakeholders identifying their specific roles and responsibilities on how to respond to the call of the situation.
The activity is a continuing drill and exercise which aims to raise awareness and heighten the level of preparedness of employees when disaster strikes.