2nd earthquake drill orientation set
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, June 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division (PDRRMD) of the Cavite Office of Public Safety (COPS) is now preparing for the 2nd earthquake drill orientation this coming June 29 at the provincial capitol ground.
This is pursuant to the Presidentâ€™s directive through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) which was issued in 2006, directing all schools, private and public, and government offices nationwide to conduct quarterly earthquake drills.
The activity aims to intensify public awareness, community preparedness, mitigation and response in any disaster or emergency.
In his letter addressed to all department, division and unit heads at the provincial capitol, COPS chief Cecil Miranda said that it is a continual effort to intensify public awareness, community preparedness, mitigation and response in any disaster or emergency.
A meeting held last June 19 at the Office of the Provincial Governor to discuss among others, the memorandum coming from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) IV-A Office of Civil Defense (OCD) to finalize the detailed preparation of the upcoming earthquake drill.
Last June 17, the province particularly the town of Bacoor experienced a minor shock with intensity 2 as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that a 6.0 magnitude hit nearly 80 kilometers southwest of the town of Candelaria in Zambales just after 6:00 a.m. (CPG/RBF-PIA 4A, Cavite)
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