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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) will hold this year’s 4th Quarter Online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on November 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m to be livestreamed on Civil Defense PH and NDRRMC social media pages.

The NDRRMC once again calls on the public to continue participating in NSED and in other national and community-based preparedness activities and programs to strengthen capacities to respond to earthquake and other hazards.

 

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Striving for a more prepared response mechanism during earthquake and tsunami scenario, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) tabletop and communication exercises (TTCX) on the Manila Trench Movement Earthquake and Tsunami scenario for Central Luzon earlier today.

DRRM Councils of the Province of Zambales, San Antonio Municipality, and Pundaquit Barangay DRRM Committee joined the exercise to test their existing policies, plans, and procedures, to determine and address weak areas in preparedness and response measures as well as to improve organizational interoperability, coordination mechanisms including command and control protocols.

 

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A disaster preparedness webinar for persons with disabilities (PWDs), fisherfolk and victims of calamities organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) gained support online this morning, Nov. 11, 2021.

Pushing for inclusive DRRM, the webinar tackled the importance of disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities, victims of disasters, and fisherfolk to reduce the negative impacts of hazards or disasters to vulnerable populations. “We [PWDs] are in the best position to voice our concerns and identify solutions and resources as we are an integral part of the solution,” Ms. Corazon Bajuyo-Clarin, convenor of the Cebu Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network said as she discussed the inclusivity dimension of DRRM.

 

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Idinaos kaninang umaga ang huling Online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill o NSED ngayong taon na nilahukan ng publiko at ng iba't ibang sektor kabilang ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan, akademya, pribadong organisasyon at iba pa.

"Nagagalak kami sa inyong muling pagsama gayon din sa inyong pakikiisa sa ginanap na webinar noong martes. Umaasa kami na kinapulutan ninyo ito ng mga mahahalagang aral na inyong isasabuhay at isasakatuparan sa inyong mga tahanan at mga opisina. Kaya’t binabati ko kayo at lubos na pinasasalamatan sa inyong kooperasyon at patuloy na pakikibahagi. " ani NDRRMC Executive Director at Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad.