Alcala joins 2nd nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill

July 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm Leave a comment


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

 ALCALA- The municipal government here headed by Mayor Jojo B. Callejo conducted an earthquake drill through its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) in support to the second quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill.

 More than 150 officials and employees joined the drill last June 29 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at the town’s Auditorium and municipal hall.

 Mayor Callejo said the conduct of the earthquake drill is to raise awareness and develop a culture of preparedness among the people when earthquake hit.

 ” We must be prepared and self-reliant against disasters. We have to possess the right knowledge and to be involved. Disasters like earthquake, flooding and typhoons are inevitable. We must all be involved as one family,” Callejo said.

 Callejo is also the chair of the town’s MDRRMC.

 Lectures were conducted on “what to do before, during and after an earthquake and fire”, “drop,cover and hold techniques”, and “how to use fire extinguishers.”

 MDRRM Officer Ruben “Benjo” Rivera and SFO1 Gregorio De Vera of Villasis’ Bureau of Fire Protection served as the facilitators.

 Rivera in his lecture challenged the municipal workers to develop a nature of self-reliance to prepare themselves for disasters.

 He quoted the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) that the town and the whole province of Pangasinan are to be affected by earthquakes being located between the Manila Trench in the west and the San Manuel and Tubao faults in the east.

 Rivera also urged the participants to share what they learned from the drills to their friends and loved ones.

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