Report On Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Act (Earthquake Drill)
It is a policy of the state to uphold the people’s right to life, property, health and strengthens institutional capacity to reduce and manage disaster risk, combat diseases and build the resilience of the community. With this, the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) conducted and monitored a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in the province and in the municipality.
They urged all Isabelinos and all private and public schools in Elementary, Secondary and Tertiary level in every province and municipalities to join and participate in the said activity.
Further, Isabela State University-San Mateo Campus in coordination with NSTP and Office of General Services actively participated and cooperated on the said program for ISU-San Mateo as a more resilient institution supporting the nationwide alert tagline: “LIGTAS ANG MAY ALAM!”
This nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill disaster awareness campaign is an advocacy of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), to test the capacity of all local disaster risk reduction and management councils and likewise the School Disaster and Management Committee (SDMC) on scenario-based earthquake preparedness for the whole studentry to be ready at all times on what to do in case an earthquake strikes.
The Office of Civil Defense Region 2 is also committed to implement the policies of public health promotion and disaster preparedness through a holistic and proactive approach that involves the participation of all sectors in the local community as stakeholders.
The integration of disaster preparedness activity is a cohesive effort to sustain public awareness about disasters, prepare families, homes, and communities for natural and man-made disasters, promote volunteerism, and muster a more significant support from the private and public sectors, while ensuring a more judicious use of resources in the conduct of life-saving activities.