SALAY, MIS. OR. Nov. 9—LGU employees, community stakeholders, and different government agencies participated in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) and Tsunami drill on November 5, 2018, in observance of the World Tsunami Awareness Day.

The drill execution started with a ceremonial pressing of alarm buttons by Mayor Angelo G. Capistrano along with Office of Civil Defense-10 Regional Director Rosauro Gonzales, and other government agencies representatives, 8:15 in the morning at Salay National High School.

Sirens and alarms echoed for 60 seconds signalling the drill as LGU employees and residents in the Poblacion area performed the duck, cover and hold as an initial response to a magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

2 minutes after, a Tsunami alert was issued urging all employees and residents of Purok 1, 2 & 3 of Brgy Poblacion to evacuate at Salay National High School, an upland area.

Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Teams were established and response clusters were deployed to 7 scenarios for search and rescue operations located in: LGU Town Hall, Purok 1, 2 and 3 of Brgy. Poblacion, coastal area and national highway (vehicular accident)

Mayor Jun terminated the drill at 10:00am. Evaluators from various government agencies gave their observations and evaluation.

The drill was a success because of everyone who took part:

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region-10
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region-10
Philippine National Police (PRO 10)
Philippine Red Cross
Department of Education (DepEd) Region-10
52nd Engineering Brigade Philippine Army
58 Infantry Battalion Philippine Army
Philippine Coast Guard 
Philippine Information Agency (PIA 10)
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD 10)
CDOC Search and Rescue Unit
BFP Region 10 Special Rescue Unit 
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC Misamis Oriental)
SK Provincial Federation President, BM Kerwin Jess N. Soldevilla
MDRRMO Balingasag
BFP Balingasag
Bible Sharing 722 Balingasag

MUNICIPAL LEVEL:
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Sangguniang Bayan

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council: MDRRMO, Salay Fire Station, Salay Municipal Police Station, Municipal Health Office, Budget Office, Accounting Office, Treasury Office, Local Civil Registrar, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Engineering Office, Municipal Agriculture Office, General Services, MNAO, Assesor’s.

Salay National High School 
Poblacion Barangay Council
BHWs, Brgy Tanods
Deputy Fish Warden (Bantay Dagat)
SK Municipal Federation of Salay
Association of Barangay Councils