DAGUPAN CITY – “Stop Dengue Now!”
This is the battle cry bannered in huge tarpaulins installed in city villages to dramatize the anti-dengue campaign earlier launched by Mayor Benjamin S. Lim and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dagupan Bangus headed by its President Roland Dizon.
The campaign kicked off with a seminar and distribution of 50,000 Ovicidal/Larvicidal (OL) Traps at the BSL Hall, City Schools Division Office.
Speaking on his father’s behalf, and also as the Executive Vice President of JCI Dagupan Bangus, Councilor Brian Lim launched the project, together with hundreds of preschool, elementary and high schools representatives from both the private and public schools, barangay captain and kagawads, barangay nurses, barangay health workers, and fellow JCI members.
“Let us to protect the school children from dengue for they are the most vulnerable to its threat,” Lim said.
Mayor Benjamin S. Lim is the Charter President of JCI Dagupan Bangus and a Past National President of JCI Philippines.
Calling on the participants to support the drive and to use the mosquito traps endorsed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), he also urged the barangay officials to share the anti-dengue measures they have learned with their constituents.
For his part, JCI Dagupan Bangus President Roland Dizon pledged the organization’s continuous support to the city government’s various thrusts, particularly on the anti-dengue drive. Dizon declared that the JCI Dagupan Bangus shall now become a “full-tiime partner of the city government in bringing progress and developement to our beloved city.”
Executive Assistant to the Mayor and JCI Dagupan Bangus Past President Maximo Alexis Tan demonstrated the proper way of assembling and using the traps.
Also on hand to support the project were JCI Dagupan Bangus Immediate Past President Romualdo Patrick Siapno, JCI Dagupan Bangus Past President and City Councilor Red Erfe-Mejia and Chairman on the Committee on Health Councilor Jesus Canto, Liga ng mga Barangay President Guillermo Vallejos, Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan President Chester Gonzales and City Administrator Vlad Mata. (CIO)D’ Dagupan Dream