Belmonte vows relentless fight against dengue


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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has vowed to relentlessly find and employ different means to fight dengue despite the four-percent drop in the number of cases this year. 

 “The city is vigilantly employing a variety of methods to combat dengue. Kasabay nito nanawagan kaming muli sa mga residente na patuloy makiisa sa ating mga programa at ipagpatuloy ang 5s kontra dengue ng Department of Health (DOH),” Belmonte said. 

Since last month, the city has been rolling out a variety of measures to counter the dengue epidemic such as clean-up drives and distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and insect repellent lotions. 

Belmonte also issued a memorandum mandating public schools to encourage students to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. 

As of latest tally, the number of dengue cases in Quezon City totaled 4,542 from January to August 24, which is four percent lower compared to the 4,723 cases recorded during the same period last year.

As part of her efforts against dengue, Belmonte on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines for the staging of Operation Denggoaway-Mag Amok Laban sa Lamok in Payatas C Elementary School, Quezon City.

“Today’s campaign is still part of our multi-pronged efforts against dengue. We are aware that damp and dark corners of school restrooms and underneath the sink of hand wash areas are breeding sites of mosquitoes, and we saw the need to address that to protect our schoolchildren,” Belmonte said.

Through the partnership, Boysen Philippines provided the city with 100 gallons of Boysen Bug Off anti-insect paint that will be used to paint school entrance, restrooms, and hand wash areas of public schools and daycare centers. 

The anti-insect paint is a revolutionary paint that works by disrupting the mosquito’s nervous system when it touched the painted surface, reducing its ability to remain on walls or from flying too far away and resulting in it being knocked down.

“We are very happy that Boysen Philippines has made this anti-mosquito paint available for us this early. The original launch date of this product is by end of the year,” Belmonte said.


PR, September 06, 2019




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