By Carlos Ian H. Mendoza, USTP Claveria STRATCOMM
Faculty members and staff of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) Claveria in Misamis Oriental participated in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Mr. Pedro Cagas, the Campus Head of the Safety and Security Unit of USTP Claveria, led and demonstrated to the faculty and staff the proper responses and procedures in ensuring one’s safety during earthquakes.
“Active participation in the quarterly NSED aims to continuously educate the USTP Claveria personnel, staff, and faculty on disaster preparedness, such as the basic safety tips on ‘duck, cover and hold’ during an earthquake. He emphasized the importance of the continuing conduct of the NSED as a tool that can ensure the survival of the university personnel, faculty, staff, and the Filipino people against the threat of an earthquake hazard. The drill will not only capacitate the faculty and staff but also to evaluate the efficiency of the school’s emergency plan.”
Mr. Pedro Cagas also said that the drill was executed properly by the staff, faculty, and personnel of the university and is hopeful that they will perform in the same way whenever a real earthquake hits the university.
“We now know the proper actions to take when there is an earthquake or even other disaster scenarios that we may experience in the future,” Mr. Cagas added.
The university is encouraged to remain updated on the announcements and educate oneself through informative materials released on social media pages of the Safety and Security Unit of USTP Claveria and the NSED.