National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill


Sirens blaring, fire trucks and ambulances standing by, workers and local residents going down their buildings to an open space, medics and rescuers are on the run to respond to the call of duty. These are some of the scenes during the holding of the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last July 23 at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig.

The earthquake drill through the initiative of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) was executed by the Taguig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) in coordination with the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) community to assess their capability in responding to disasters, most especially in the event of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

“They say that we cannot really prevent disasters from happening, but preparing and training the community is key to survival. That is why I am thankful and pleased to see the BGC community moving towards cooperation, coordinating and training,” Mayor Lani said.

Aside from Taguig, the drill was conducted simultaneously in other parts of Metro Manila.

Also in attendance were secretary of National Defense & NDRRMC Chairperson Hon. Voltaire T. Gazmin, usec. Alexander Pama of the Office of Civil Defense, PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum Jr., Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. Managing Director Manny Blas II, MMDA Chairman Atty. Francis Tolentino, and MMDA General Manager Corazon Jimenez.


Taguig City Hotlines

Taguig City Hall 555- 7800 Police Taguig Mobile Patrol 0921-7221972
Fire Department at City Hall 642-9982 Public Order & Safety Office 642-1261
Fire Department Taguig Central 837-0740 / 837-4496 Taguig Environmental / Solid Waste 642-7557
Fire Department at FTI 837-4496 Traffic Management Office 640-7006
Lake & River Patrol 628-1377 Taguig-Pateros District Hospital 837-8132
Office of Social Welfare & Development 555-7919 Taguig City Rescue 0917-5503727
PNP Taguig / COP 642-2060 Taguig Emergency Hotline 165-7777
Tactical Operation Center Police 642-3582 Taguig Command Center 789- 3200
Police 117 / Emergency 1623 Doctors-On- Call 0917- 8210896