As indication of support to the national initiative, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB R.O.-V) joins the conduct of 3rd quarter 2019 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on August 8, 2019.

At exactly 2:00 in the afternoon when sirens sounded to signal the strike of a simulated earthquake, all personnel of the MGB R.O.-V including its clients hurriedly came out from their cubicles in a “duck-cover-and hold” position.

The Drill was spearheaded by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Bicol trough the Office of Civil Defense in collaboration various national and local agencies which seeks to strengthen government capability in responding to emergency situations especially in managing the incident command system as well as to intensify earthquake preparedness and increase the commitment of local government units in building safe communities.