BPI/MS Supports #MMShakeDrill and #Pagyanig
Published on June 21, 2016
The Philippines experiences typhoons and earthquakes regularly as we are surrounded by bodies of water and is located along the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire”. Being prepared is the key to surviving a disaster – whether it’s a typhoon, earthquake or fire.
The second Metro Manila Shake Drill is an earthquake simulation exercise headed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). It will be held on June 22, Wednesday, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, simultaneously with the national government’s Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill. The activity is aimed to prepare citizens for the “Big One”, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused by the movement of the West Valley fault.
The MMDA is calling out to motorists to expect heavy traffic during the simulation and to take alternative routes. This includes the closing of the Guadalupe Bridge for two hours. The agency has also launched a website, www.mmshakedrill.ph, to raise public awareness about the 2016 Metro Manila Shake Drill. The public can also visit the website to sign up and participate whether as individuals or as a group.
Prioritizing safety and protection, BPI/MS Insurance Corporation will be participating in this year’s Metro Manila Shake Drill. Employee Marshals are briefed to be alert and to be knowledgeable in identifying and responding to worst scenarios/events. To show our support to the government in keeping our clients, employees and stakeholders safe, here is a guide for earthquake preparedness and survival tips.