DAVAO CITY - A top govt official of the Office of Civil Defense in Region 11 has reported to the media that RDRRMC Davao has chosen Barangay Mintal, this city, as this year’s venue for its nationwide simultaneous earth quake drill, which is scheduled to take place today, February 21, 2019.
Leslie Francisco, information officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD 11) has announced that the nationwide earthquake drill will be held today, and it will be aimed at raising awareness on how people could easily respond to earthquakes should it happen in their towns.
Francisco said Barangay Mintal is not yet a victim of bigger earthquakes but said barangay sits on top of the reported active fault line identified as the Dacudao Fault System. This system, Ms Francisco said, could trigger much bigger earthquakes in the future.
“According to Phivolcs kung wala daw history ng minor quakes ang fault line mas delikado kung molinog. Mura ra daw na og kanang tao nga naghilom-hilom ra gani bisan nasuko unya kung mobuto na kay grabe,” the information officer told the media in vernacular. - JCE