City Council supports Dengue Awareness Month

THE CITY Council has passed a resolution supporting the observance of the Dengue Awareness Month in June every year

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Jointly authored by Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte, chair of the committee on health, and Councilor Melchor Quitain, Jr., chair of the committee on rules, privileges, laws and ordinances, the resolution was passed on suspended rules last June 13.

In supporting the observance of the Dengue Awareness Month, the resolution read that “the prevention and control of dengue will require concerted and collaborative efforts among the various and local government agencies and private sector.”

“The celebration marks a more intensified campaign for community awareness and participation in the elimination, destruction or reduction of breeding places of mosquitoes causing dengue infection especially during the rainy season,” the resolution added.

The month of June has been declared Dengue Awareness Month in the Philippines to build public awareness on the preventive measures against the mosquito-borne viral disease, through Proclamation No. 1204 by then President Fidel V. Ramos on April 21, 1998.
The Department of Health issued Department Circular No. 67-Bs 1998 on March 9, 1998 for the Observance of Dengue Awareness Month in June every year, in support of the Administrative Order 281 issued by Ramos on July 23, 1996 creating the Tepok Lamok Dengue Sapok Program, 4 O’clock Habit.

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