Caraga RDRRMC to conduct earthquake, fire drills
BUTUAN CITY, June 22 (PIA) -- The Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) is set to conduct the 2nd quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on June 29 at Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), this city.
Pursuant to Republic Act 10121, otherwise known as an act strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System of 2010, RDRRMC will conduct earthquake and fire drills to heighten public awareness and improve community preparedness and mitigation.
According to Dr. Blanche T. Gobenciong, Office of Civil Defense-Caraga Regional Director and RDRRMC Caraga chairperson, the conduct of this activity is a key strategy in reducing disaster risk in times of disaster especially in the schools and workplace.
The activity will be attended by the RDRRMC Technical Working Group Members from the different government agencies in Butuan City, where they are tasked to evaluate the performance of the drill participants.
Results of the evaluation will serve as basis to correct and give pertinent information to the participants on the proper way to implement drill steps in times of calamities and disasters. (RER/Danilo S. Makiling, PIA-Caraga)
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