Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bayanihan vs dengue launched in Iloilo City

Photos by Iloilo City Solid Waste Management Division

AN ILOILO City-wide dagyaw or volunteerism drive in support of anti-dengue campaign by General Services Office (GSO) has kicked off as a Saturday habit.

GSO Assistant Department head Engr. Neil Ravena, who is also chief of Solid Waste Management Division, said some 300 sweepers and five trucks conducted cleanup first around the identified hotspot villages.

"We collect garbage and old tires in top two barangays per district with high dengue cases based on records of City Health Office," Ravena said.

These are among the 83 barangays with dengue from January to July this year.

* Calaparan with 11 and Sooc with 7 in Arevalo

* Caingin with 11 and Jereos with 6 in La Paz

* Hibao-an Sur with 7 and Dungon C and Guzman Jesena with 6 each in Mandurriao

* Tabuc Suba with 6 and Balabago, Buntatala, Bito-on and Montinola with 4 each in Jaro

* Veterans Village with 6 and Zamora, Duran and Jalandoni Wilson with 3 each in City Proper

* Barrio Obrero with 6 and Sinikway with 2 in Lapuz

* Boulevard and South Fundidor with 5 each and Poblacion with 4 in Molo

Mayor Jerry TreƱas asked residents to do their share and give unused tires abandoned in their areas for pick-up.

The Do Day cleanup operations to get rid of breeding grounds of mosquitoes will be sustained in an effort to lessen if not totally prevent dengue spread. (PR)


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