DepEd to assist clean-up drive vs Dengue

A top official of the Department of Education (DepEd) assured full support to Capitol’s massive clean-up drive against the rising dengue cases in the province.

“We promise to help them and the schools will cooperate with Capitol in implementing its massive cleanup program. DepEd will be there,” said Rhea Mar Angtud, school division superintendent of the province.

During the Provincial School Board (PSB) meeting on Tuesday, Angtud said she would send a directive to schools to participate in the cleaning activity once she receives a request letter from the province.

She pointed out that DepEd maintains its anti-dengue campaign through its daily‘Four o’clock Habit’ program where students would spend time cleaning their surroundings.

Education committee chairman and 7th district board member Christopher Baricuatro said he would request the barangays, churches and hospitals to help out in the sanitation efforts of the province.

Baricuatro also said he already asked local officials to start cleaning its surroundings and not wait for the province-wide clean up.

Task Force Kontra Lamok tentatively set the massive clean-up program on the first week of November.

Last Monday, the PB passed a resolution declaring the province under state of calamity over the “abnormal” rise of dengue cases in Cebu.

When asked whether misting operations should go along with the massive cleaning efforts, Baricuatro said‘misting is just the last resort.’

“Maybe sa mga lungsod na taas ang dengue cases, mag misting sila.” He said.( KelvinCanizares)