Brgy Dao, Oras, Eastern Samar – The 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion, under the leadership of its Commanding Officer, LTC JASPER JUSTITO M PECSON INF (GSC) PA, participated in the conduct of National Simultaneous Earthquake and Tsunami Drill at Dao Integrated School (DIS), Brgy Dao, Oras Eastern Samar on June 20, 2019.
The conduct of National Simultaneous Earthquake and Tsunami Drill was presided by Engr. Levi M Nicart, Assistant Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Officer of Borongan City, with the Oras Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC), Municipal Fire Station, Philippine Coast Guard, Brgy Officials, residents and over one thousand and eighty-one (1,081) students from Dao Integrated School were involved in the said activity.
The said Earthquake and Tsunami Drill was conducted to identify the best practices and even the gaps or lapses to further improve everyone’s preparedness and measures during the occurrence of either or both earthquake and tsunami.
The unit supports the NDRRMC campaign in preparing the public’s resiliency towards the possible strike of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake dubbed as “The Big One”.