In attendance at the event were municipal officials and employees together with the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Ms. Marissa D. Bautista, Human Resource Management Officer II (HRMO II) led the invocation.
OCD-R02 Assistant Regional Director Jaye Cabauatan lectured on earthquake preparedness. Her report states that there are twenty (20) recorded felt and unfelt earthquakes per day and the country has experienced ninety (90) destructive earthquakes for the past 400 years. She enlightened the audience on what to do before, during and after an earthquake and made them perform the duck, cover, hold which is the fundamental thing to do to protect one's self during earthquake.
ARD Cabauatan also gave tips on what to do if you are trapped during structural collapse such as: 1) do not panic; 2) do not lose hope ... help arrived: 3)if able, protect yourself from any hazards; 4) if injury is present, do not exhaust your energy; and 5) shout for help... make noise so that rescuers can locate you. She likewise reiterated the importance of safety whistle and recalled how such helped Sonia Roco, the wife of the Senator Raul Roco survived the 1990 Baguio earthquake while attending an NGO seminar at the Hotel Nevada.
Mr. Dan Michael Villamil, OCD-R02 staff oriented the audience on the phases of an earthquake drill. According to him, there are six (6): 1) Alarm; 2) Response; 3) Evacuation; 4) Assembly; 5) Head count; and 6) Evaluation.
By Rebecca Bautista