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Bida ang handa! Calapan City holds simulnatenous earthquake drill

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A simulnatenous earthquake drill has been conducted in Calapan City led by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office last July 31.

The Citywide Earthquake Drill was participated by the City, Municipal, Provincial at Mimaropa Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), other establishments, students, and volunteers organization.

“Nagmistulang aktuwal na pangyayari ang bawat eksenang ipinamalas ng mga nagsiganap sa nasabing citywide earthquake drill…,” the city government said.

Calapan City Risk Reduction Management Chairman Nelson “Choy” Aboboto served as the Incident Commander of the Incident Management Team for an intensity 8 earthquake that hit the city.

“Ayon kay Aboboto, bagamat isa lamang itong simultaneous drill o pagsasanay ay naipakita dito at napatunayan ang kahandaan, pagkakaisa at wastong kaalaman ng lahat sakaling dumating ang anumang malakas na sakuna sa Lungsod ng Calapan at buong lalawigan,” said the city government.

Aboboto, while hoping that such calamity will never happen in Calapan, said that no one could predict when will it happen, so it’s better to be prepared and informed to reduce casualties.

Meanwhile, Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan and Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez were also monitoring the drill as they served as responsible officials for the Incident Management Team.

“Lubos na nagpaabot ng pasasalamat si City Vice Mayor Ramirez sa lahat ng mga nakiisa sa isinagawang citywide earthquake drill sa Lungsod ng Calapan, isa aniya ito maganfdang pagkakataon na ang lahat ay nagsasama-sama at nagkakaisa para sa paghahanda ng isang programang napakahalaga na maging laging handa sa anumang sakuna dahil aniya’y hindi natin alam kung kalian ito mangyayari,” the city said.

“Mahalaga ayon pa sa pangalawang Punong Lungsod na may sapat na kaalaman ang bawat isa kung ano ang dapat at tamang gawin sakaling dumating ang sakuna subalit sana ay hindi ito mangyari,” it added.