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MMDA commences 4-day earthquake drill

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 15 2017 06:05 AM

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) organized another city-wide earthquake drill to see if government agencies and private companies know how to correctly respond to a major natural disaster.

The exercise, divided into 4 areas namely the North, South, West and East quadrants, used different scenarios in case a 7.2-magnitude quake hits Metro Manila, as well as other types of disasters.

The MMDA is urging the public to participate in the 4-day drill to make sure the proper disaster response becomes second nature.

Here are select photos of the various drills simultaneously conducted on Friday.

Government officials led by MMDA chairman Danilo Lim participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

An MMDA personnel operates CCTV cameras at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, showing the traffic situation along EDSA during the Metro Manila Shake Drill. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Employees participate in the earthquake drill at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Employees and customers participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Ali Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. Aldrin Mirasol, ABS-CBN News

MMDA workers participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill at LRT-2 Santolan Station in Marikina. Miguel Dumaual, ABS-CBN News

Rescue workers spray one another with water as part of a decontamination process after securing a tank with fake, hazardous chemically induced smoke at Ortigas Center, Pasig City, during a simulated terrorist attack as part of the Metro Manila Shake Drill. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

SWAT members secure civilians from a fake chemical-tanker leak in a counterterrorism drill in Pasig City. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

First responders attend to mock victims, as SWAT members secure the perimeter during a bomb drill inside a high school in Metro Manila. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Police participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Police participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MMDA chairman Danny Lim and his team discuss reports regarding the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A SWAT team member (right) and a Pasig police bomb-squad specialist wait for instructions during a simulated terrorist attack conducted at Ortigas Center on Friday. Sharlene Festin, ABS-CBN News

Workers drill a hole through concrete during the Metro Manila Shake Drill. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

SWAT team members and decontamination workers carry out their roles in a terrorism drill conducted in Pasig City. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Firefighters hose buildings during the Metro Manila Shake Drill at Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Firefighters rescue a person during the Metro Manila Shake Drill. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Rescue workers stretcher a fake casualty during the Metro Manila Shake Drill. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Rescue workers rappel down a building with a fake casualty. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Rescuers prepare to extract a person trapped in a toppled car in the Metro Manila Shake Drill. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News