MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – The Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (PDRR MO) spearheaded an earthquake drill at the Mindanao State University – University Training Center (MSU–UTC) on July 22, to familiarize students on the emergency procedures in times of earthquake.
The drill was conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month.
More than a thousand students including faculty and staff of MSU-UTC participated in the drill. Aside from the actual demonstration, the students were also oriented on what to do during tremors and how to save themselves and others from the danger of earthquakes.
Grade 7 student Nurjan-nah Minor said the activity was totally informative and fun. “We have learned how to save ourselves in case there is an earthquake. It was also fun seeing our PNP and BFP personnel doing the actual demo,” she said.
“Hindi po pala dapat tumakbo lang pag may lindol. Dapat gawin natin ‘yong ‘duck, cover and hold’ para sigurado na walang mahuhulog sa atin. (We should not run during earthquakes. We should do the ‘duck, cover and hold’ to avoid injuries from falling objects) We really learned a lot,” said Grade 5 student Jamimah Abbas. (PIA-10)