03 August 2015

Subic Bay Freeport ready for the "big one"

Yes, the Subic Bay Freeport is prepared for the “Big One” and any other eventuality.

As Metro Manila and other provinces ramp up preparedness in case a high-magnitude earthquake hits the locality, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) undertakes similar preparations through its disaster-response arms, the Subic Bay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (SBDRRMC) and the SBMA Fire and Rescue Team

In observance of the National Disaster-Consciousness Month, the response teams conducted mock evacuation at the College of Montessori of Subic Bay on July 24. This was followed by a disaster-preparedness orientation and exercise among business locators at the Freeport’s New Container Terminal on July 31.

In the meantime, hundreds of volunteers from different schools, companies, and agencies in the Subic Bay Freeport and neighboring communities joined a coastal clean-up drive along the waterfront on July 25 as part of the campaign to keep the Subic Bay Freeport safe and clean. (AMD/MPD-SBMA)