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Quake drills, according to the NDRRMC chief, are intended to minimize casualties.

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While there is still no way to foresee when earthquakes may occur, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday urged the public to take part in all earthquake drills aimed at decreasing casualties.

“As part of our endeavor to strengthen earthquake readiness, we are requesting that everyone participate in the practice once more. Earthquakes can strike at any time without warning, and occasionally they can be just as destructive as what occurred in Turkey, according to NDRRMC executive director Undersecretary Ariel Nepomuceno. The nation will conduct its first-ever Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Nepomuceno, who is also the administrator of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), stated that preparation is important in lowering earthquake-related fatalities. “Being prepared is always important. Let’s cooperate to lessen the potential effects of earthquakes. In the future drill, we wish for the broadest involvement possible,” he continued.

The major ceremonial pressing of the button, which will be conducted by NDRRMC representatives, will take place in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, and will center on an earthquake of magnitude 7.2.

There will then be a functional exercise in which NDRRMC members will take part.

However, regional DRRMCs will take the lead in organizing simultaneous earthquake drills in their respective regions.

The goal of the exercise is to evaluate the participating agencies’ capacity to respond to the effects of a catastrophic earthquake and the current harmonized contingency plan for the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Greater Metro Manila.

Members of the NDRRMC, including the aiding regional DRRMCs, are required to show their ability to coordinate and communicate with one another in the event of an earthquake disaster.

The exercise also seeks to locate any potential holes and suggest essential improvements to the existing earthquake response plans, regulations, and practices.

The NDRRMC musters HADR gear.

The NDRRMC gathered its resources for HADR (humanitarian assistance and disaster response) on Thursday in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Various pieces of each team’s equipment were displayed at the Camp Aguinaldo Grandstand as search and rescue teams from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Bureau of Fire Protection, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority-Public Safety Division, Department of Health, and OCD gathered.

The occasion was attended by Vice Adm. Rommel Anthony Reyes of the Military Forces of the Philippines and Acting Undersecretary Angelito De Leon, Nepomuceno, OCD deputy administrator, Assistant Secretary Bernardo Rafaelito Alejandro IV, Chief Superintendent Romel Tradio of the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The mustering and simulation exercises that took place today are in fulfillment of de Leon’s promise to the Filipino people to assure readiness and top performance in the conduct of search and rescue operations.

He continued, “My sincere gratitude to all the committed men and women who joined us today to exhibit their preparedness for humanitarian assistance and catastrophe response.”

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