DRRMO in­ten­si­fies in­spec­tion, earth­quake drill

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories - BY MERLINDA A. PEDROSA

THE Ba­colod City Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Of­fice (DRRMO) has in­ten­si­fied its in­spec­tions, lec­tures and earth­quake drill in var­i­ous busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments in the city.

Don­don Paran­das, head of DRRMO, said yes­ter­day they al­ready in­spected sev­eral busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments at the down­town area as well as malls after the re­cent 6.5mag­ni­tude earth­quake that it Eastern Sa­mar on April 23.

“There was no reported dam­age on the build­ing struc­tures, but we ad­vised the build­ing own­ers to in­form us im­me­di­ately if they saw some cracks or dam­age on their build­ings after the earth­quake,” he said.

The build­ing will be re-in­spected again by the Of­fice of the Build­ing Of­fi­cial and City En­gi­neers Of­fice to de­ter­mine the sta­bil­ity of the build­ing.

Paran­das said the busi­ness es­tab­lish­ment own­ers should also ori­ent their per­son­nel to be ready in case of pos­si­ble earth­quake sce­nario.

“We al­ready con­ducted lec­tures and earth­quake drill in some busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments as well as in schools and malls. We also ex­pect more re­quests from com­mer­cial busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments to con­duct the same for the safety of every­body,” he said.

Paran­das pointed out that it’s very im­por­tant to know what to do be­fore, dur­ing and after of earth­quake sce­nario.

“So we should take it se­ri­ously (earth­quake drill) be­cause it’s not a joke. We should be ready at all times,” Paran­das said.*

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