Activities of some unscrupulous members of society have been reported to authorities in the Office of Civil Defense. These involve the clandestine solicitation of funds from suppliers and private citizens in the name of NDRRMC, OCD or the Civil Defense Administrator to supposedly finance the Covid19 effort as well as other “side-projects”.

"Sa kabila ng mga balakid, patuloy nating isinasagawa ang mga nararapat na paghahanda mula sa pagpaplano para sa kaligtasan ng ating mga pamilya hanggang sa paggawa ng mga hakbang para makaiwas sa anumang sakunang dala ng lindol at pandemya." said NDRRMC Chairperson and Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana to the participants who joined the online 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill, 10 September 2020. More than 4,000 people from various localities, organizations, and other government institutions performed the duck, cover and hold procedure as the alarm siren blared at 2:00 PM during the ceremonial pressing of the button shown in both Facebook Live and the OCD-hosted Zoom conference.

More than 6,000 individuals registered in the webinar on earthquake preparedness launched by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through Office of Civil Defense (OCD) yesterday, September 8, 2020 as part of the alternative activities for the 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED).

More than 100 representatives from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council member agencies, regional DRRM councils and other government offices attended an online joint meeting today, September 9, 2020 to further discuss preparedness and response activities for the rainy season during the COVID-19 pandemic.