SMCL joins Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill
Saint Michael’s College of Laguna participated in the conduct of CY 2016 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on 22 June 2016.
Said drill started at exactly 9:00 A.M. with the sound of the siren signaling a simulated earthquake. Students, teachers, staff, and parents did the necessary measures to ensure personal safety. Class advisers and heads were instructed to implement emergency evacuation policies and procedures at the designated site.
This was conducted pursuant to RA 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 that focuses on preparedness and mitigation as key strategies in reducing disaster risk.
The activity was part of the scheduled drills per NDRRMC Memorandum No. 26 dated 25 May 2016 and RDRRMC Memorandum to LDRRMOs dated 02 June 2016.
Mr. Apollinaris V. Castelltort, Director for Campus Development and Services/Safety and Security Officer, headed the drill. Mr. Jayson Mallonga, member of the emergency response team at SMCL, presented a short lecture on safety during earthquakes.