The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has urged the public to participate in the second quarter online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) scheduled on June 10.

In a statement on Monday night, the agency said other activities for the second quarter online NSED include the #BidaAngHanda Online Quiz Bee which will be held on June 4, and a webinar on earthquake preparedness on June 8.

The #BidaAngHanda challenge video will be launched to encourage the public to share their earthquake preparedness activities.

The ceremonial pressing of the button for the NSED will be held at 9 a.m.

The event can be watched via livestreaming on Civil Defense PH and NDRRMC Facebook pages where viewers can do the “duck, cover, and hold” gesture in their houses and offices once the ceremonial alarm sounds.

Evacuation drills and the conduct of simulation scenarios are still suspended to prevent possible exposure to coronavirus disease 2019.

Information materials on the NSED and announcements on earthquake preparedness will also be released on the social media pages of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and NDRRMC.

The NDRRMC also encouraged other government offices, media, and the public to propagate the event’s key message:

Maging handa sa banta ng lindol. Makiisa sa second-quarter online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) sa June 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. at mag-DUCK, COVER, and HOLD sa inyong mga tahanan at opisina dahil #BidaAngHanda (Be prepared for the threat of earthquakes. Join the second quarter online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on June 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. and do the DUCK, COVER and HOLD in your homes and offices because #BidaAngHanda).”

The first quarter NSED conducted last March 11 was joined by thousands of netizens.

This is the country’s fourth online NSED following the conduct of two online drills in the third and fourth quarter of 2020. (PNA)

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