The Office of Civil Defense RO1, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur and LGU Magsingal, led the conduct of the CY 2024 Second Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill this 28 June 2024 at the Magsingal District Hospital.

An alarm signaled the beginning of the drill. The doctors, nurses, personnel, and patients of the hospital executed the drop, cover, and hold-on drills to practice how to appropriately respond during an earthquake. Afterward, the participants orderly exited the building and gathered in the designated open area.

The activity seeks to guarantee security and readiness in the event of an actual earthquake and is designed to promote disaster resilience and preparedness among all individuals.