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Friday, February 20, 2015

Dipolog CDRRMC conducts earthquake drill in Barra

By Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY - The Dipolog City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) in collaboration with various concerned agencies    has conducted an earthquake recently at Barra Elementary School, Barangay Barra this city.

City DRRMC head Felipe Mangila said the activity aimed to promote awareness among schoolchildren to be able to respond appropriately during disasters.

Mangila pointed out the need to prepare the kids against earthquake and tsunami, as the school is situated in a coastal barangay.

Supporting the CDRRMC’s disaster preparedness initiative are the Bureau of Fire Protection(BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD), Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs), Dipolog City Information Office (DCIO) and the Philippine Information Agency(PIA).

Zamboanga del Norte Philvolcs provincial head, Engr. Florenette Garcia, reminded the faculty of the said school to put emphasis on the drill more particularly on the preparation and reaction during any eventuality to augment their disaster response capabilities.

Earlier, similar undertakings had been conducted at Miputak East and Miputak West Elementary Schools.

Similar training will be conducted whole-year round in all schools in the city to ensure minimum casualty during emergencies.