𝑫𝑬𝑵𝑹 – 𝟏𝟐 𝑱𝑶𝑰𝑵𝑺 𝟑𝐑𝐃 𝑸𝑼𝑨𝑹𝑻𝑬𝑹 𝑵𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵𝑨𝑳 𝑺𝑰𝑴𝑼𝑳𝑻𝑨𝑵𝑬𝑶𝑼𝑺 𝑬𝑨𝑹𝑻𝑯𝑸𝑼𝑨𝑲𝑬 𝑫𝑹𝑰𝑳𝑳 (𝑵𝑺𝑬𝑫)
𝐊𝐎𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐃𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐈𝐓𝐘, 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐨 - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 joined the Third Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at 2:00 P.M. on September 07, 2023, in response to the call of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).
Assistant regional executive director for management services (ARD-MS) Ma. Elvira V. Lumayag emphasized the importance of being vigilant in times of disaster not only in the workplace but also at home.
During the 3rd Quarter NSED, the DENR 12 Regional Office, its two line bureaus -Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) - 12 and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) - 12, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs), and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) conducted a simultaneous Earthquake Drill where employees performed the “Drop, Cover and Hold” countermeasures which are considered as an appropriate action to reduce possible injuries and casualties during earthquakes.
In addition, employees were encouraged to practice their evacuation procedures, do a headcount once in their designated evacuation areas, and report to the designated safety marshals for further documentation.
NSED is a quarterly exercise organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Office of Civil Defense. This activity was intended to highlight the readiness of the Filipino people in case a magnitude 7.2 earthquake happens, particularly the Tagbilaranons who experienced the tragic Bohol earthquake in 2013.
DENR-12 adheres to disaster resilience activities with its employees considering that the Philippines is prone to earthquakes due to its location in the “Pacific Ring of Fire.” (𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘙𝘚𝘊𝘐𝘎 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘙𝘚𝘊𝘐𝘎, 𝘔𝘎𝘉-12, 𝘗𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘊𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘰, 𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘱, 𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘮, 𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘛𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨, 𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘛𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘒𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘢) | 𝘙𝘚𝘊𝘐𝘎𝘑 BidaAngHanda #NSED2023 #DENRXII