CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Police Regional Office 3 joins in the conduct of the 2nd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held in the afternoon of June 20, 2019.

            PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL, RD, PRO3 said that the earthquake drill/simulation aims to help prepare PNP personnel and other employees inside the camp for an earthquake.

            The activity started with a one- minute blowing of siren, wherein all PNP personnel, teachers, students and other employees inside their respective offices drop on the floor, find cover under their tables and hold on to it. Afterwards, all participants with their “Go bags” went outside, with both hands covering their heads, walked in a single file and proceeded at the designated evacuation area which is at the PRO3 Parade Ground. 

            The Earthquake drill is an annual exercise designed for the awareness, preparedness and readiness of PRO3 PNP personnel and employees during an actual earthquake.

            Meanwhile, in an interview, PCOL OSCAR P JACILDO, Chief, Regional Police Community Affairs and Development Division of PRO3 stated that “We always have to do preparations through protracted drills like this. It is not a matter of lacking, it is keeping in tune, keeping abreast”.

            More or less one thousand (1,000) PNP personnel including teachers, students and other employees inside the camp participated in the drill. Also participated during said activity were personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection.