Second Quarter Nationwide Earthquake Drill: One Nation, One People, One Response PDF Print
Thursday, 17 June 2010 19:04

With the continuing effort of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) headed by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology-Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS-DOST), Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Department of Education (DepEd) in Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector, the 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill will be held on 18 June 2010. This nationwide activity aims to test the preparedness and response capabilities of every individual, of communities and organizations towards a disaster-resilient nation. 

PHIVOLCS Hosts Earthquake and Wind Exposure Vulnerability Workshop PDF Print
Monday, 15 March 2010 08:07

Government engineers, seismologists, geologists and weather specialists, together with professional civil and structural engineers gathered for a 2-day workshop at Tagaytay· City on 12-13 March 2010. ·The meeting entitled, “Earthquake and Wind Exposure Vulnerability Workshop,” aimed to develop a basic suite of vulnerability models for common structural types in the Philippines which can subsequently be used in severe wind and earthquake impact assessments.

2010 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) set PDF Print
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 11:34

The Department of Education (DepEd) in collaboration with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) will be holding the 1st Quarter 2010 simultaneous earthquake drill for public schools on 17 February, Wednesday. To host the event as ceremonial site for the drill will be the San Juan·Elementary School, San Juan·City. The school is expected to showcase its earthquake preparedness and respose capabilities as the siren signaling a strong earthquake is heard at exactly 9 in the morning. Students, teachers and staff will demonstrate the “Duck,Cover and Hold, ” then quickly evacuate to designated open space after the “earthquake.” All public schools are expected to participate in this nationwide exercise.


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