“Sabay-sabay tayong mag DUCK, COVER & HOLD sa June 29, 2017 2 PM. Join the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill.#BidaAngHanda” This was the invitation sent by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council or NDRRMC thru a text message in the morning of June 29.
St. James Academy responded immediately by participating in the said Nationwide Earthquake Drill headed by the School Directress, Sr. Bambina P. Lapara, O.P. and Mr. Danilo Formalejo, of the Ecological Waste Management & Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Office.
After hearing the long siren, students, teachers and all personnel executed the Duck, Cover and Hold (DCH) response. Then, they exited the school premises peacefully and proceeded at the Patio of San Bartolome Church and Matahong Street, the school’s evacuation centers.