SM City Olongapo Central tenants, affiliates, agencies and employees took part in the 4th quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill(NSED) on November 14, 2019.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(CDRRMO), joined by Philippine Red Cross Olongapo Chapter, Bureau of Fire Protection, PNP, Barangay East Tapinac and SM employees held a short briefing after the drill and gave comments and evaluation on the aspects that need to be improved. The new SM Olongapo Central just like SM Olongapo Downtown actively supports the NSED to instill a culture of disaster preparedness among employees and promote disaster awareness.
The NSED is done to evaluate the effectiveness of the mall’s contingency plans and protocols in relation to earthquake scenarios and other similar events.
SM Olongapo Central Asst. Mall Manager Ariel Ferrer said, “disasters and emergencies can come at any time, especially when we least expect it. Being prepared and properly equipped can save lives and mitigate damage. With the help of the LGUs and the community, all the preparations were all worth it because everyone did their part.”