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Valencia City Participates in 3rd Quarter Nationwide Quake Drill

The City Government of Valencia together with the other LGUs and government agencies in the country participated in the 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on September 28, 2016 at exactly 9:00 in the morning.

The said activity aims to highlight the government’s capability in responding to emergency situations specifically in the management of Incident Command System, the evacuation of the affected populace, the establishment and management of evacuation areas and the provisioning of medical assistance and relief.

This was also conducted pursuant to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Circular No. 46, s. 2016 and Department of Interior and Local Government Memorandum Circular No. 2016-128 that enjoin all LGUs to participate in the conduct of disaster response exercises.

The simultaneous earthquake drill was conducted in all schools, establishments, and government offices in the city.

All personnel in the Local and National Government Agencies, including the heads of departments and city officials joined and supported the performance of the earthquake drill.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office spearheaded and facilitated the conduct of the activity.