Different government agencies and disaster preparedness organizations and authorities held a Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) for the first quarter of 2016 on April 21, Thursday.
The ceremonial launch was conducted in Haribon Center in Air Force City, Clark Airbase, Pampanga, which will be the government's headquarters should the magnitude 7.2 West Valley fault earthquake devastate Metro Manila and nearby provinces.


The purpose of the drill is to intensify community preparedness and strengthen the local government's commitment in building safe communities. Also, the said drill has tested the readiness of government responders and effectivity of response plans.
Simultaneous drills were held in Metro Manila. Quiapo Church staff and volunteers headed by Msgr. Hernando Coronel joined the drill in Pampanga. Quiapo Church will prepare and will conduct earthquake drill this mid-year.

 

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