ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has ordered the conduct of fogging and misting operations in all the 53 public schools here to ensure the safety of children against dengue once the school year starts.
Lazatin said this will start on August 1 to 26, 2022, also coinciding with the Brigada Eskwela.
“It is our utmost priority to safeguard the health of every Angeleño, especially our kids. As we all know, rainy season ngayon at may pandemya pa rin po,” Lazatin underscored.
The Angeles City Economic Development Investment Promotions Office chief Irish Bonus has been preparing the schedule for fogging and misting. While Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel ensures that logistics are readily available.
Members of the City Health Office — Sanitation Division is conducting the team fogging and misting in every public school. The team, called Anti-Dengue Task Force, is supervised by Manuel.
“This move of the city government is the initiative of Mayor Lazatin to contain the dengue-carrying mosquitoes and prevent them from further breeding,” Manuel reiterated.
Isikiel Kim from the misting and fogging team also shared that apart the fumigation, the city government is also conducting the 4S strategy — search and destroy; self-protection measures; seek early consultation; and say yes to fogging in case of outbreak — against dengue.
Prior to the fumigation in the city’s public schools, fogging and misting and the observance of 4S strategy are already being undertaken in the 33 barangays.
“Ikami pu bilang Anti-Dengue Task Force at king direktiba napu ning kekatamung Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr., makisanmetung pu at sumaup king paparatang a Brigada Eskwela kareng kekatamungan pung Public Schools keti siyudad pu ning Angeles para maiwasan pu ing sakit dengue,” Kim said.
Kim furthered that the city is also monitoring the dengue cases in hospitals to immediately conduct fogging and misting where the patient resides.
“Nakamonitor po tayo sa lahat ng mga hospital para kung may dengue case eh mapuntahan agad yung lugar nung patient para magfog at mist,” Kim shared.
Since Lazatin took office as city Mayor in 2019, the city has relentlessly been conducting fumigation throughout the city, having 12% decrease in dengue cases compared to 2018.
From 451 recorded cases in 2019, cases in 2020 were reduced to more than half with only 233.
Meanwhile, in the first quarter of 2021, dengue cases in the city have also seen a steady decline.