OLONGAPO PARTICIPATES IN NATIONWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL
The ceremonial venue were various grounds around the city simultaneous with earthquake drills nationwide at exactly 8:30 in the morning.
Evaluators of the earthquake drill in the city were Police Superintendent Dexter Rellorca, Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Administrator Edward Buena, City Engineering CEO Narciso Martinez, Engineer Frances Eduarte, DMO Deputy Chief Glenly Monje, Olongapo Civil Security and Safety Unit Jay Cortes and DMO Chief Angie Layug.
Mayor Gordon ordered the active participation of government and private offices and establishments in an effort to enhance the people’s reaction during and after an earthquake.
The synchronized nationwide earthquake drill is a part of the effort to strengthen disaster risk reduction in the city and all over the country.
Layug said more earthquake drills will be conducted in the future as it is already a regular practice in the city.
City government employees head out of the City Hall Building during the Simultaneous Nationwide Earthquake Drill on February 27, 2009. Photo below shows employees assembled infront of the city hall building while waiting for the go signal to return to their respective offices.