The #MMShakeDrill is the top trending topic in the Philippines on Twitter as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) led the 2nd earthquake “shake drill” on Wednesday, June 22, as part of the government’s disaster-preparedness program.
The MMDA used the #MMShakeDrill as its official hashtag which, as of posting time, has more than 23,000 tweets.
The drill, which started at 9:00 a.m., drew mixed reactions from netizens, most of who participated in the exercise.
Below are some of them as gathered by NewsCentral.PH:
— Riyan Portuguez (@riyanportuguez) June 22, 2016
Got stuck in an intersection when #MMShakeDrill started. Some drivers were blowing their horns like crazy. Ang titigas ng ulo. Drill nga eh.
— Beb LC (@bevlei_18) June 22, 2016
— ✨sOhj Jaylo✨ 0⃣8⃣™ (@sohjirou) June 22, 2016
It should always be “life over selfie”. Seriously. #MMShakeDrill
— Merald ♋ (@MeraldAyson) June 22, 2016
from ‘duck, cover, & hold’ to unlimited selfies. guys, cooperate to save lives!#MMShakeDrill
— Mielle (@HeyMielle) June 22, 2016
o ANINE EVANGELISTA @ninevangelista 43s44 seconds ago Didn’t expect that EDSA is not that battle neck earlier. Natakot ata lumabas mga tao dahil sa #MMShakeDrill
Earthquake drills in the Philippines.
Duck, Cover, Hold. Tweet. Hugot. Selfie.#MMShakeDrill
— Ace Salaysay (@SayHeyAce) June 22, 2016
It’s good that the govt are conducting something like this. It makes people aware of what is gonna happen in d future. #MMShakeDrill
— dominic q villanueva (@villanueva_q) June 22, 2016
The shake drill in Metro Manila was held simultaneously with the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) as part of the government’s effort to prepare Metro Manila and neighboring provinces for the “Big One”. Chrisheil Acal