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Practice makes perfect! Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan thanks all groups who joined the shake and tsunami drill

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Recent calamities in the country showed how important it is to be prepared, which is why Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan was thrilled with the turnout at the city’s earthquake and tsunami drill.

In a Facebook post, Panaligan thanked all of the persons, groups, schools, businesses, offices, organizations and sectors, public and private, who joined the event.

Because of their effort, the drill proved to be a success, he said.

The drill is intended to instill a culture of preparedness in all Calapan residents, so that there would be a greater chance of saving lives should disaster strike.

He noted that the country lies on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, hence the greater chances of calamities happening here.

The Calapan residents just increased their chances of survival!

“On behalf of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, I extend my warmest appreciation to all persons, groups, schools, businesses, offices, organizations and sectors, public and private, that participated in the successful conduct of the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake and Tsunami Drill with Calapan City as the focal venue. Maraming salamat po sa inyong pakikiisa at kooperasyon na siyang dahilan upang maging maayos at matagumpay ang nasabing drill. Layunin ng ganitong mga drill na maitanim sa isip ng bawat Calapeno, bata man o matanda, ang “culture of preparedness” na siyang magliligtas sa ating buhay kung tumama ang kalamidad. We cannot escape the occurrence of typhoons and earthquakes because our country lies in the typhoon belt and in the so called Pacific Ring of Fire. But if we are prepared and aware, we can save our lives and mitigate damages caused by disasters. Muli, maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat at tandaan, #BidaAngHanda! #CalapanCityResilientCity- City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan,” Panaligan posted.