SM to conduct Metro-wide earthquake drill on July 30

MANILA, Philippines – SM Supermalls, the country’s biggest mall network, will show its full support to the July 30 Metro-wide earthquake preparedness drill dubbed as the “Metro Manila Shake Drill.”

In preparation for the Shake Drill, SM Supermalls recently conducted a simultaneous dry run earthquake and evacuation drill across all participating malls in the National Capital Region (NCR). The dry run aimed to simulate the coordinated commencing of the drill, test devices and utilities that will be used to train and familiarize all mall personnel; and address concerns that may be encountered on the actual day of the drill.

SM 'Shake Drill' Dry Run
SM ‘Shake Drill’ Dry Run

Valuing the safety and welfare of all SM Supermalls customers and the communities where its malls operate, SM went on a full campaign to raise awareness for the upcoming Metro-wide Shake Drill. In-mall public announcements and mall collateral materials are strategically in place to ensure that the public is made aware and well-prepared for the drill. An Emergency Response Group has already been activated to ensure the smooth implementation of the dry run across the malls. The importance of disaster preparedness is key across SM’s operations, from its management down to the employees and mall front liners.

SM 'Shake Drill' posters
SM ‘Shake Drill’ posters

The Metro Manila Shake Drill, scheduled on July 30, is spearheaded by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in partnership with DOST-PHIVOLCS. It aims to prepare various agencies and the general public for a potential major earthquake scenario. The exercise will be held simultaneously from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM across Metro Manila. A separate nighttime drill will be conducted in the Ortigas Business District in Pasig City from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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