June 23, 2024

As part of the company’s policy on disaster risk reduction awareness and readiness, SM City Baguio employees, tenants’ staff, and mall medical personnel together with Bureau of Fire Protection Baguio and Baguio City Police Office showcased their capability on disaster response during an earthquake drill on March 9.
The drill happened simultaneously in different SM malls.
Best practices during the drill such as the “duck, cover, and hold” were executed.
Employees including shoppers were then asked to evacuate to open spaces outside the mall where response units were ready.
During the drill, people with minor injuries were provided immediate assistance. People at the evacuation center were provided information, crowd control and security management.
The management said careful planning is the first step towards an effective drill exercise. Regular rehearsal of the earthquake drill will keep everyone on their toes and well-prepared during a possible emergency. – Press release