CLSU participated in the conduct of the 2nd quarter CY 2018 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on June 21, 2018, at exactly 2:00 P.M. This is in compliance with the mandate of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to hold a regular drill, adopting this quarter’s theme, Bida ang Handa.
One of the activities of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), a program component headed by VPAd, under CLSU Community-Based and Integrated Environmental Management Program (CBIEMP), authored by Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto is the conduct of earthquake drills. This activity aims to raise the level of preparedness of CLSU constituents and prevent loss of lives.
The drill was executed successfully in the Administration Building and units along Academic Avenue, namely, USHS, DepEd Laboratory, CHSI, ICCEM, ISI, OAd, CAS Annex and College of Education through the collaborative efforts of various offices under DRRM, namely, ICCEM, PPSDS, USF, UHS, CERDS and ROTC. ICCEM’s Disaster Risk Management and Public Health Department (DRMPHD) actively helped in the organization of the drill.
Reports from all the units regarding the total number of evacuees and casualties came in after thirty-two (32) minutes. Dr. Tereso Abella, University President, gave a report to the CLSU people and declared the situation back to normal. The drill terminated at 2:45 P.M.
~Gella Patria L. Abella