IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila conducts first-ever 'ShakeDrill'

    MANILA, Philippines - The largest and first-ever 'ShakeDrill' happened today, July 30, 2015 in the Metropolitan Manila in preparation for the killer earthquake due to West Valley Fault.

    University of the East (UE) participates in metro-wide #ShakeDrill
    University of the East (UE) participates in metro-wide #ShakeDrill | Photo: @Official_UE
    The Metro Manila Development Authority said a total of 12 million participants or the city’s total population are expected to join in the metro-wide activity.

    As stated in the Memorandum Circular 79 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, all members of government departments, bureaus and offices were encouraged to participate in the drill.

    The private sector, including volunteer and civic organizations joined the activity.

    Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) has directed all schools in Metro Manila to take part in the region-wide simulations.

    The MMDA together with volunteers have tested different scenarios based on which quadrant of the metro the citizens are in.

    The western quadrant or the CAMANAVA area dealt with a fire scenario; the northern quadrant or Quezon City was ssigned to a medical triage; the eastern quadrant or the Marikina and Pasig area simulated fallen structures; and the southern quadrant or Villamor had focused on debris clearing.

    Here are the live updates and photos on #MMShakeDrill conducted today, July 30, 2015:

    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology head Renato Solidum said that the West Valley Fault, which runs across the capital of more than 12 million people and outlying provinces, could shift anytime based on its seismic history.

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