Filipinos across the country Wednesday joined the third wave of earthquake drills by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
This is in preparation for "The Big One," a 7.2-magnitude quake likely to hit the country and cause widespread destruction. A similar simulation was done in Metro Manila and in provinces in June this year.
Laoag City Hall employees were joined by several groups, including the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), during their earthquake and fire drills.
BFP were five minutes late due to miscommunication. It was not immediately reported to them.
Municipality of Talacogon served as the ceremonial venue for Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Caraga's earthquake drill.
Reports earlier said that Talacogon will be the most affected if ever the "Big One" strikes since the town is under the Philippine Fault Zone connecting Marikina Valley Fault Line.
Talacogon Mayor Jesryl Masendo led the drill.
Impasug-Ong Central School in Bukidon also joined the earthquake drill.
Personnel of BFP-Zamboanga also took time to participate in the drill.