The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announces the postponement of the 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED).
Early morning, the NDRRMC Chairperson and National Defense Secretary Delfin N Lorenzana has made a pronouncement to postpone the 3rd Quarter NSED originally scheduled on 21 September 2017, 2PM.
PRRD has declared 21 September as a National Day of Protest and in effect has announced the suspension of classes and work in government offices. Since most of the Regional DRRM Councils have selected government offices and schools as its pilot area, the National Council deemed it necessary to conduct the 3rd quarter NSED to a later date. This is to ensure maximum participation to the earthquake drill.
The new schedule of the 3rd quarter NSED is yet to be determined. The NDRRMC conducts Nationwide Earthquake Drills quarterly, as one of the tools to promote disaster preparedness and resilience among communities. (NDRRMC-PR)