The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga joins the nation in conducting a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) in the Provincial Capitol of Agusan del Norte, on September 7, 2023.
NSED aims to increase public awareness and preparedness for earthquakes, ensuring that people in different parts of the country are familiar with earthquake safety procedures, especially during real-time earthquake scenarios.
DSWD FO Caraga Regional Director Mari-Flor Dollaga delivered her defining message during the activity, which was also attended by other government line agencies. ,“Ang pagiging handa ay hindi patungkol sa gusto nating gawin kundi ito ay kailangan nating gawin. Nararapat. At napapanahong hakbang, lalo na sa atin sa gobyerno [Preparedness is not a matter of choice but a necessity. Appropriate. And a timely measure especially in the government offices]. Today is the manifestation of our unity and determination, bringing together government agencies and people from all walks of life to demonstrate readiness in facing disasters such as earthquakes,” Dir. Dollaga expressed.
During the event, DSWD Caraga also served as one of the evaluators, ensuring that both individuals and organizational levels were prepared and had response-effective capabilities.