By : MPDC Edipolo A. Mosquito, Jr.
Municipal Disaster Coordinator-Designate
The local government employees of Alegria, Surigao del Norte thru an executive order issued by Hon. Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr. dated February 15, 2010, actively participated in the earthquake simulation drill on February 17, 2010 in response to the memorandum circularized by the National Disaster Coordinating Council to all Provincial, City and Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils throughout the country to conduct a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on this date.
Prior to the conduct of simulation drill, an orientation was facilitated by Rescue 44 Team Members represented by Ms. Ma. Ivy D. Comparativo and Mr. Raul Eviota of PDCC, Surigao del Norte to participating employees as to appropriate responses if an earthquake will actually happened to the area. After the said orientation, the earthquake simulation drill started at 10:00 am with DILG Officer, Mrs. Mary Ann S. Tomate and MPDC Edipolo A. Mosquito, Jr., Municipal Disaster Coordinator- designate, acting as evaluators of the activity and it was finished at 11:00 am.
This is at least to familiarize the participants on the proper way to handle earthquake that will minimize and or/ prevent casualties. The drill was successfully done due to the positive involvement of employees.