Shake your groove thing before the big quake! Let these traffic enforcers show you how to do it now!
A Facebook video posted by the Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday, June 6, is quickly going viral.
In the video, two MMDA officers are shown dancing to the disco music "Shake Your Groove Thing" by the duo Peaches and Herb. After dancing, the two put their hands on their head and bowed low as they exit, the safety position promoted as the proper cover during earthquakes.
The video aims to raise awareness for the MMShakeDrill, the Metro Manila-wide earthquake drill happening on June 22.
In the comments section, the MMDA also challenged popular motoring magazine Top Gear Philippines and CNN host James Hernandez Deakin to do the MMShake Dance Challenge. Their respective Facebook accounts regularly post about various transportation issues in Metro Manila.
A nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill headed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council will also happen on the same day.
These drills aim to test the effectivity of current disaster response plans in case the predicted movement of the West Valley Fault happens. Dubbed "The Big One", this large-scale disaster is predicted by scientists to happen within our lifetime, with an estimated 33,500 casualties and 113,600 wounded.