The employees of the Procurement Service (PS) demonstrated the duck, cover, and hold procedure as they took part in the conduct of the Third Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 10 September 2020.
The NSED is initiated by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense in an effort to "continuously instill to the public earthquake preparedness amid the pandemic."
Upon hearing the earthquake drill alarm, PS employees evacuate the building and proceed to the open space at the parking lot.
Various online activities, including a Facebook livestream for the ceremonial pressing of the button to commence the exercise, were also held in light of the ongoing health crisis.
Rest assured that PS enforced health protocols during the activity as prescribed by the prevailing quarantine guidelines.
While PS recognizes the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, it also pays attention to safety measures against natural calamities.