The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (PDRRMCs) of Batangas and Laguna provinces completed a simulation exercise to assess their readiness to take actions when they receive disaster-related advisories from the national government. The activity was held on August 3-4, 2017 in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. It was participated in by representatives from the PAGASA and members of the National DRRMC. The World Food Programme and DAP-SHDP designed and facilitated the simulation exercise. The participants thanked the organizers for the lessons that they have gained from the activity, such as on how to improve their special operating procedures and protocols, among others.