Tagaytay City to Host 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Calamba City, Laguna- Along with this year’s celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM), the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council/ Office of Civil Defense (RDRRMC/ OCD) IV-A would be conducting its 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 02 July, 2014.

The earthquake drill which would be conducted at the City College of Tagaytay would serve as the regional ceremonial venue for CALABARZON. Expected guests who would serve as resource persons include the Chairperson of the RDRRMC, Director Vicente Tomazar as well as the four Vice-Chairpersons of RDRRMC: Director Josefina Castilla-Go (DILG IV-A), Director Alexander Madrigal (DOST IV-A), Director Leticia Diokno (DSWD IV-A), and OIC- Regional Director Fidel Udarbe (NEDA IV-A). In addition, regional representatives from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and responders would serve as RDRRMC IV-A umpires for the said event.

This quarter’s National Simultaneous Earthquake drill coincides with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month. This month-long campaign on disaster preparedness highlights the importance of disaster awareness and preparedness among the community and other stakeholders— in this case, school-age children and young adults. The drill would also serve as a venue for evaluating our educational institutions in terms of disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

This activity is in partnership with Tagaytay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), local government unit of Tagaytay City under the leadership of Hon. Agnes D. Tolentino, DMD, and the Provincial Government of Cavite.