Navarra: Antique Dengue Cases Drop Due To COVID-19 Cleanup Activities

Navarra: Antique Dengue Cases Drop Due To COVID-19 Cleanup Activities

Spotlight

Motorcycle Backriding Now Allowed In MECQ Areas

Backriding is allowed again! But what are the do's and don'ts that come with this?

DOTr Issues Guidelines For Areas Returning To MECQ

DOTr has released a set of guidelines for riders and passengers amid the MECQ.

Stay Fit This Quarantine As Globe Brings You HomeCourt

Get your game face on as Globe brings you your favorite NBA superstars with HomeCourt!

Phoenix SUPER LPG Now Accepts Card Payments

Phoenix SUPER LPG launches online payment option to help promote contactless payment transaction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cash-for-work program initiated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as a response measure amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has likewise led to the decline of dengue cases in this province.

Dr. Leoncio Abiera, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), in an interview Thursday, said the province has recorded 206 dengue cases from January 1 to June 20 this year, compared to the 446 cases in the same period last year.

IPHO Information Officer Irene Dulduco attributed the decrease to the implementation of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced#Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD#BKBK) program of DOLE.

“With the DOLE TUPAD, the people can carry out environmental cleanliness,” she said.

She said the decline started during the 13th morbidity week covering the March 29 to April 4 period with only five cases, while three cases were recorded on the 14th morbidity week from April 5 to 11.

“The most number of dengue cases, which is 33, was monitored on January 1 to 7, the first morbidity week,” she said.

DOLE implemented its program in two batches, from April 8 to 17 with 400 beneficiaries, and from April 29 to May 8 with 2,800 beneficiaries. It provides alternative livelihood to those who had been displaced by Covid-19.

“Through the TUPAD#BKBK the beneficiaries are being required to do disinfection and cleaning of their own homes as they are being encouraged to stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” DOLE Antique provincial director Melisa Navarra said.

The beneficiaries received PHP395 daily wage. (PNA)

2021 DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Is Now Open

Want to be a DOST-SEI Scholar? Here's how you can apply!

House Panel Approves Tax On Digital Services

Naku! Magkakaroon na ng karagdagang 12% VAT ang Netflix, Spotify, at iba pang digital services.

Eleazar: Expect More Checkpoints As NCR, 4 Provinces Revert To MECQ

Eleazar said checkpoints would be set up again by the police starting midnight.

Pres. Duterte Reduces Real Property Taxes For Independent Power Producers

PRRD has ordered the reduction of real property taxes earlier slapped on some independent power producers to deter possible increases in power rates and rotating power outages.

PH COVID-19 Cases Now 106K; Recoveries Rise To 65,821

Here's the COVID-19 update for August 3, 2020. Stay at home!

Novaliches Diocese: No Return To Seminaries For Students

The Diocese of Novaliches has decided not to push through with the return of its seminarians.

DOTr Issues Guidelines For Areas Returning To MECQ

DOTr has released a set of guidelines for riders and passengers amid the MECQ.

MIAA Gets Ready For MECQ

What are the changes observed in the Manila International Airport Authority now that the region has reverted to MECQ?