GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-10 conducted the 4th Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) together with the City Government of Gingoog at Christ the King College, here, November 10.
The event aims to test and strengthen the preparedness and response of both Gingoog City and Christ the King College when faced with emergencies such as earthquakes and other effects the calamity may bring afterward.
“This simulated exercise, also conducted at the same time in different regions of the country today, aims to promote regular disaster preparedness and recovery exercises. A national simulated earthquake drill is designed and held to test institutional capacities and individual awareness relative to earthquake preparedness and response,” says OCD-10 Regional Director Antonio Sugarol.
With the conduct of the drill, the school and the local government displayed their readiness to respond in case a strong earthquake hits their area, showing the proper evacuation and rescue procedures necessary to use in such a calamity.
Meanwhile, Sis. Felicisima Cruz, school president and principal of Christ the King College, was thankful that they were chosen to be the venue of the earthquake drill and reminded their students and faculty that there is no knowing when an earthquake will strike, which is why it is important to be prepared and be aware of the hazards that may occur during and after such a calamity.
On the other hand, Gingoog City Mayor Erick Cañosa expressed that his administration will continue to do its best to protect all its constituents, and the safety of each individual is their top priority, especially in any type of calamity. He also thanked the OCD for their constant assistance to the city government. (JAKA/PIA-10)