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More Region 8 schools, LGUs, work places participate in nationwide earthquake drill on February 27

Tacloban City (February 26) -- More schools, local government units, commercial establishments and factories in Eastern Visayas, have confirmed their participation in the Simultaneous Nationwide Earthquake Drill on February 27, the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council Executive Director and OCD Director Angel Gaviola informed.

As of February 25, about 685 schools, 12 local government units, one establishment in each of the provinces and three factories and working places, have signified their assurance in joining the nationwide drill.

For Region 8, the ceremonial venue will be at the Tacloban Coca Cola Plant, Director Gaviola said as he reminded the participants that the exact time for the simultaneous earthquake drill nationwide, is at 8:30 in the morning.

Director Gaviola said that the RDCC 8 is ready to sit with the local governments, schools or establishment that need to be briefed on the mechanics of the earthquake drill. It is important that the drill is done properly, Director Gaviola added.

Director Gaviola also informed that a handful of LGUs intimated that they are instead conducting the drill in March in time for the Fire Prevention Month.

The conduct of 1st Quarter 2009 Simultaneous Nationwide Earthquake Drill is on February 27, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning, pursuant to the pronouncement and instruction of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo after the 1st Nationwide Earthquake Drill on June 20, 2006 for earthquake drills to be conducted on a quarterly basis.

In the same pronouncement and instruction, President Arroyo also ordered to further expand the participation to government and private offices and establishments, until such time it is perfected and people's reaction during and after an earthquake become second nature to prevent casualties.

All local government units, local disaster coordinating councils, government agencies, private and public schools are enjoined to conduct similar activities in their respective areas of responsibility, on Friday, February 27 at 8:30 in the morning.

The objective of the quarterly earthquake drills is to make the public aware of what to do in case an earthquake occurs in order to prevent casualties.

The synchronized nationwide earthquake drill is a part of the effort to strengthen disaster risk reduction in the Philippines. (PIA 8) [top]

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