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LOOK: Metro Manila residents participate in pre-dawn earthquake drill

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 27 2019 03:47 PM | Updated as of Jul 27 2019 10:16 PM

MANILA—Making sure all scenarios are covered in the event of the so-called "Big One", Metro Manila residents woke up early Saturday morning to take part in the 5th metro-wide earthquake drill.

The "shake" drill was meant to test the disaster-response capability and preparedness of local governments in case a strong quake hits Metro Manila before dawn, authorities said.

Here are some scenes from the region-wide shake drill.

MMDA chairman Danny Lim answers questions during the MM Shake Drill at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MMDA chairman Danny Lim joins officials during the MM Shake Drill at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Participants cover their heads as they mobilize during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Medical teams attend to volunteer participants during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Medical teams attend to volunteer participants during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rescue teams simulate a rescue operation at a building during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rescue teams simulate a rescue operation at a building during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Bystanders observe as medical teams attend to drill participants during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rescue teams simulate a rescue operation at a building during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasay City on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Firefighters put out a simulated fire during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasay City on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Firefighters put out a simulated fire during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasay City on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Medical teams attend to volunteer participants during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Santa Cruz, Manila on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Medical teams attend to a pregnant woman during the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill in Pasay City on July 27, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News