Camp Col Romeo Abendan, Zamboanga City – Last Saturday, August 10, 2019, More than a thousand PNP personnel in the entire region worked together to search and destroy mosquitoes egg-deposit sites. With the recent proclamation of the Department of Health that the country is in National Dengue Epidimec, PRO9 had initiated a counter reactive activity to lessen if not eradicate dengue cases in the region. A simultaneous clean up activity in partnership with the community for a cleaner environment.
The clean up started in PRO9’s own backyard where personnel cleaned the camps, stations, and COMPAC to keep the workplace clean. Then went to the places with high number of dengue cases like Brgy Pasonanca and Brgy Mercedes. Personnel together with members of the community cleaned the places with stagnant water where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Flyers on Dengue awareness were also given to the residents to educate them on the symptoms, first aid, and other information that may help them detect and avoid dengue.
PBGen Froilan F Quidilla call upon every citizen to be part of this Anti-Dengue program. He emphasized that there’s nothing we cannot achieve if we work hand in hand. With the strong will and support of the community, proper intervention, and education, we can solve this epidemic.