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CUA TO LGUS: BE ACTIVE IN FIGHT VS DENGUE

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) president Dax Cua is calling on his fellow local leaders to implement strong measures to prevent the spread of dengue, amid a continued rise in the number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the country. “I urge our fellow local leaders to be proactive against dengue. […]

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BINAY TO DEPED: BOOST CAMPAIGN VS DENGUE

Senator Nancy Binay called on the Department of Education and local governments to ensure that students are also protected against dengue, as the country already logged more than 100,000 cases as of July this year. “Mas fatal ang dengue para sa mga bata, kaya nananawagan tayo sa DepEd at LGUs na mag-focus din sa dengue. […]

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Government

DENR: DON’T USE FROGS, FISH TO FIGHT DENGUE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) has warned the public against releasing frogs and fish in swamps and stagnant water to fight the dengue outbreak, as it can disrupt the ecological balance of the surrounding environment. BMB Director Natividad Bernardino explained that placing frogs and fish is not an effective solution […]

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KIDAPAWAN CITY RESIDENTS GET FREE DENGUE TESTS

Amid the spike in dengue cases here during the first half of the year, the city government of Kidapawan began providing free tests to residents who manifest symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease.“I urge the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) to double its efforts in the conduct of all preemptive measures to halt […]

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Science & Technology

PHILIPPINE WEEDS: TAWA-TAWA

Weeds are common plants that can sprout almost anywhere. Because of this, it’s easy to assume that they don’t have any benefits. That they only feed off of the nutrients in the soil meant for the other plants in our garden. Today we’ll talk about the Tawa-tawa! What is Tawa-tawa? The Tawa-tawa, also known as […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST: SUSTAIN VIGILANCE VS DENGUE

As rains continue to batter various areas in the country, a group of educators has urged “sustained vigilance” against dengue. “While there has been a steady decline in cases since the dengue epidemic of 2019, we should not relax especially now that our healthcare system is overburdened because of COVID-19,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community […]

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FOLLOW DOH TIPS VS DENGUE – GO

Senator Bong Go witnessed the opening of the country’s 53rd Malasakit Center at the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao three days after the ceremonial signing of President Rodrigo Duterte of Republic Act No. 11463, also known as the Malasakit Center Act of 2019. Initiated by the President and Go when the latter was […]

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PH NEEDS TRAINING PROGRAM, TESTING FACILITIES FOR DENGUE SPECIALISTS – GORDON

Parents of children given the untried and largely untested Dengvaxia vaccine have complained to Senator Dick Gordon that they were not given proper information or have been warned of any side effects before their children were given the vaccine. During a consultation with Gordon, officials of the United Parents Against Dengvaxia (UPAD) lamented that their […]

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SPIKE IN DENGUE CASES HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR HEALTH WORKERS IN EVERY BARANGAY — ARAGONES

Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones said the country’s current struggle with the dengue outbreak highlights the need to mandate the inclusion of health workers in every barangay to aid the Department of Health (DOH) in its dengue prevention and management efforts. “The number of dengue cases, together with the other communicable and non-communicable diseases, […]

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CLEAN SURROUNDINGS DAILY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DENGUE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, called on the public to initiate measures to protect themselves from dengue by cleaning their surroundings every day. Gordon made the call following the Department of Health’s declaration of a national dengue epidemic in the wake of the 146,062 cases recorded since January up to July […]