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Ozamiz City prepares for “Big One,” joins simultaneous earthquake drill

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)—The Ozamiz City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) are maximizing efforts to prepare for the inevitable “Big One,” as the city participated in the Second Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED).

Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) led by Rico Guangco Jr. said this activity is conducted regularly to assess readiness of local government units and stakeholders.

“Sa ing-ani nga klase nga activity, we see to it nga unsa tong mga kulang ug katong mga gikahinanglan nga i-accomplish nato. Ang purpose sa drill para ma-check nato unsa kaandam ang atoang mga institutions especially the schools,” he said.

(In this kind of activity, we will see to it to address shortcomings and things that needs to be accomplished. The purpose of the drill is for us to check how ready our institutions are especially the schools)

He shared the importance of the drill saying people are better secured if they are prepared, so even if the activity is just a drill, if people will do their part and take it seriously, then everyone will stand a better chance of surviving.

The PhilHealth and two schools from Lasalle University, Ozamiz and Pulot National High School participated in the drills, demonstrating the “duck, cover, and hold” when the bells rang at exactly 9:00 a.m.

The NSED aims to exercise and test institutions, offices, and schools’ preparedness for both low and high impact earthquakes and their response to these calamities, and awareness of the necessary protocols.(SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)

Photo release:

Students and faculty and staff of Lasalle University, Ozamiz City participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED), June 9. (AONC)

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