November 29, 2022 — The University of the Philippines Manila, which includes the Philippine General Hospital and its distant units School of Health Sciences (SHS) in Baler and Tarlac, participated in the 4th Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Nov. 10. In SHS Tarlac, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office also conducted a brief orientation of the drill.
A total of 2,903 faculty members, administrative staff, REPS, medical health workers, security personnel, students, maintenance staff, and guests conducted the “Duck, Cover, and Hold” exercise and were evacuated to their designated evacuation areas.
In the simulation, a total of 322 “casualties” were reported and none were missing. All buildings were checked and cleared by the technical team. The drill was called to start at 9:30 am by the Incident Commander Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nymia Simbulan.
Source and photo credit: UPM-DRRM Subcommittee