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The Office of Civil Defense in Central Visayas issued a Memorandum Order urging local government units (LGUs) through its Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils to join in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on March 19, 2014 at 9:00 in the morning.

The Municipality of Jagna through its Municipal DRRMC together with the Jagna Emergency Medical Rescue Unit (JEMRU), Bureau of Fire Protection and Philippine National Police in Jagna lead the LGU in the conduct of the earthquake drill.

Prior to the actual drill, a briefing was done at the Capt. Goyo Hall, 2nd floor of the municipal building where LGU and NGA employees were given a briefing.

Offices within the municipal hall participated executing the duck, cover and hold procedure until the earth stops shaking after which they can immediately leave the building and stay in an open space free of falling debris.

The BFP and the JEMRU led in the mock rescue of injured individuals while the RHU is ready to administer first aid to the injured.

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