In recognition of the importance of readiness even before disaster strikes, the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) took part in the 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 10 June 2021. While observing proper health protocols, NDCP officials and employees performed the “duck, cover, hold” procedures in their respective offices.Even amidst the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, the NDCP underscores even more the significance of risk reduction and management pertaining to other possible crises and disasters, whether natural or human-induced.