The Iloilo City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and General Services Office (GSO) will be organizing a citywide clean-up this weekend, July 20.
Activities will officially start at 7:00 p.m. with fire engines setting off sirens, along with the ringing of church bells.
Meanwhile, Iloilo City Councilor Allan Zaldivar, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Health, alongside Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, will launch an anti-dengue advocacy campaign at the Calumpang gym in the city’s Molo district
“This advocacy campaign will serve as augmentation to the existing programs and activities,” he explained in an earlier report. “We are going to dissemination (sic) proper information, e-educate gid naton ang aton pumoluyo on how to fight, prepare and prevent dengue sa aton kabaranggayan (We are going to disseminate proper information and educate barangay residents on how to fight, prepare, and prevent dengue).”
Earlier this month, in response to the Iloilo City Health (CHO) reporting six dengue-related deaths in the city between January and July 10 of this year, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas issued an executive order for all government offices and city barangays to conduct clean-up drives in their respective jurisdictions.
According to recent CHO data, there have been a total of 619 dengue-related cases reported in the city, with the Jaro district recording the most with 168./WDJ