SM malls in Bulacan ramp up earthquake preparedness amid pandemic

SM malls in Marilao, San Jose Del Monte, and Baliwag as well as SM Center Pulilan are adapting its earthquake preparedness drill to the new normal as the malls go online.


SM Malls in Bulacan actively participated in the country’s 1st online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) under NDRRMC’s #BidaAngHanda campaign.

The drill, which was conducted by NDRRMC through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), was streamed live via Facebook that gained over 30,000 participants nationwide.

Staged at 2pm, the drill demonstrated a 7.2 magnitude earthquake scenario: the expected magnitude from the West Valley fault

SM Bulacan Mall employees participated in the simulation as soon as SM Supermalls President Steven Tan virtually press the button to signal everyone to “duck, cover, and hold”.


On top of the simultaneous online nationwide earthquake drill, SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag, and SM City San Jose Del Monte, as well as SM Center Pulilan, are also conducting online emergency and disaster preparedness drills as well as webinar series on Business Continuity Management System. These activities are aimed at localized preparedness and instill awareness on the proper emergency response before, during, and after these hazards happen.

Source: Manila Standard