Pres. De Guzman Leads 50,000-Strong PUP Manila Community in Massive Quake Drill

Dan Esponilla Dalac, University Highlights, Communication Management Office

President Emanuel C. De Guzman led thousands of students, faculty members, administrative staff and administration officials during the July 30 simultaneous quake drills at the A. Mabini (Main) Campus, NDC Campus and M. H. del Pilar Campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

Pres. De Guzman Leads 50,000-Strong PUP Manila Community in Massive Quake Drill

The three PUP campuses in Sta. Mesa, Manila had a combined student population of 48,213 as of July 10

The University Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (UDRRMC) organized PUP’s version of the earthquake drills conducted by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in the 17 cities and municipalities comprising the National Capital Region.

PUP Executive Vice President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi chairs the UDRRMC with Campus Development and Maintenance Office head Dr. Antonio Y. Velasco as team leader. The PUP National Service Training Program Office, PUP Community Relations and Extension for Development Office, PUP Medical Services Office and PUP Communication Management Office assisted the UDRRMC during the mid-morning earthquake drill in PUP Manila.

Four other campuses in Metro Manila – PUP Taguig City, PUP Quezon City, PUP San Juan City and PUP Parañaque City – also took part in the said regional disaster preparation.

(Photo by Roy Mark B. Gerez, Communication Management Office)

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