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 The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide
MANILA, Philippines – How ready is Southern Luzon in case of a strong earthquake?
Continue reading Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill 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 initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2017) — The 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill will be held on Wednesday, September 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Friday, September 22, through its Facebook page.
Continue reading NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27 EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, a worker activates the siren as employees cover their heads while they run for safety during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds, March 31, 2017. File photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) called off the national simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) that was initially scheduled on Thursday, September 21, opting to postpone the activity to a later date.
Continue reading NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill Image by Rappler.com Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — Why schedule the earthquake drill during the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines?
Continue reading Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary 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 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
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 18, 2017) — There will be mass movement of people in the streets on September 21 but not all of them will have a political agenda.
Continue reading Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21 JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler 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
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — At exactly 4:00 pm, the siren rang at different parts of Metro Manila, warning everyone that a strong earthquake just hit the capital region.
Continue reading LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill WARNING. Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that past earthquakes provide an abundance of lessons in disaster preparedness. Rappler screengrab Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of ‘the Big One’ will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — The earthquake that hit Leyte on Thursday, July 6, is both a warning and a guide for residents of Metro Manila.
Continue reading Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs #MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17 The disaster risk reduction platform Agos, powered by eBayanihan, will be used for the biggest earthquake drill in Metro Manila to be held on July 14-17
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 2, 2017) — To raise public awareness on preparing for a major earthquake or the “Big One” that could strike anytime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has partnered with Agos, powered by eBayanihan.
Continue reading Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017 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 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
BINAN CITY, Philippines (Sept. 29, 2016) — Loud sirens signaled the start of the 3rd Quarter #Pagyanig Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at 9 am on Wednesday, September 28, in various parts of the country. This was followed immediately by a series of well-orchestrated disaster response scenes to rival any Hollywood disaster movie.
Continue reading #Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill FOR HUMANITY. The Rescue March Challenge aims to foster camaraderie, responder interoperability, and a culture of preparedness. Image courtesy Mara Mercado. Base images courtesy Martin Aguda Some 700 disaster responders and uniformed men walk from the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall to Fort Bonifacio to prepare for the worse case scenario, in case the West Valley Fault System moves
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — What happens when the West Valley Fault moves and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes?
Continue reading #RescueMarch 2016, Responders go the distance to save lives