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(10 June 2021)

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and the Office of Civil Defense expressed gratitude for the public’s support and participation in the Second Quarter Online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held today at 9:00AM.

Various government agencies, business organizations, the academe, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society organizations, and the general public across the country joined the Second Quarter Online NSED.

Officials from different agencies and organizations gave their messages of support to NSED including NDRRMC Chairperson and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, OCD Assistant Sec. Casiano Monilla, Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr., Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation President Rene Meily, SM Supermalls President Steven Tan, National Anti-Poverty Commission Sec. Noel Felongco, Department of Trade and Industry Sec. Ramon Lopez, and Department of Labor and Employment Sec. Silvestre Bello III.

“Sa panahon man ng pandemya, dapat nating bigyan ng importansya ang kahandaan sa anumang panganib o kalamidad. Lalo na ngayon na madalas nating nararanasan ang paglindol sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. Sa ating First Quarter NSED, ating binigyang tuon ang paghahanda ng pamilyang Filipino. Ngayon naman sa ating Second Quarter NSED, tinutukan natin ang paghahanda sa lindol ng mga opisina, negosyo, at industriya mapapubliko o mapapribado,” Sec. Lorenzana said in his recorded message.

The NSED ceremonial pressing of the button was live streamed on Civil Defense PH. The alarm sounded at 9:00AM where the public was encouraged to do duck, cover, and hold in their houses and offices.

OCD also conducted a webinar on earthquake preparedness in the workplace last June 8, 2021 where experts including Usec. Solidum, PDRF Executive Director Veronica Gabaldon, DOLE Asec. Teresita Cucueco, and DOLE Medical Officer Dr. Felix Labanda Jr. discussed topics on ensuring safety in the workplace.

An online quiz bee on June 4, 2021 was also conducted which garnered 19,200 reach and 17,400 engagement as of 12NN today.

The Second Quarter Online NSED live stream as of 12:00NN today has recorded 180,000 reach and 146,000 engagement.

The Third Quarter NSED will be held on September 9, 2021 at 2:00PM.