Urdaneta City joins Nationwide Earthquake Drill
The City of Urdaneta was the epicenter in Region I as the Regional Pilot Area of the 3rd Quarter CY 2016 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held last September 28, 2016 at the Urdaneta City University.
Elements from the Office of Civil Defense – Region I supervised the earthquake drill participated in by the City Government of Urdaneta, UCU, Urdaneta City Police Station, Urdaneta Fire Station, Philippine Red Cross – Urdaneta Branch, and the Philippine Army.
Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” Perez IV personally monitored the two-hour simulation exercises which tested the preparedness and preparations of the City Government in the event of an earthquake.
OCD officials and evaluators led by Regional Director Melchito Castro lauded the Urdaneta City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council headed by Mayor Perez for the successful conduct of the drill.