By Villamor Visaya Jr.
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, July 9 (PNA) — Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III has declared a non-working holiday dubbed as “Disaster Preparedness Day” in all government and non-government offices provincewide on Friday, July 10.
Dy III said Memorandum No. 40 has been issued to ensure full public participation of Isabela residents in the conduct of “Todas Dengue, Todo Na ‘To” activities to promote public safety, and bloodletting across the province.
Among the activities to be done will include tree pruning or trimming, road and canal cleaning operations, including the de-clogging of canals and waterways to eliminate obstructions that cause flooding and power supply interruptions during heavy storms, preparation of evacuation centers, and inspection of buildings and public infrastructure.
Also lined up are fogging operations (which were already started), clean-up of surroundings and buildings, destruction of dengue mosquito breeding sites, and elimination of bromeliad and other ornamental plants that store water in their stems and leaves and other anti-dengue activities.
At least 1,000 volunteers have initially been listed for the bloodletting activities to beef up supplies of blood centers especially during dengue outbreaks.
Information dissemination drive such as public lectures and youth trainings to enhance learning and understanding about disaster risk and equip residents with knowledge and information that will help them fight dengue, mitigate typhoon impact, and appreciate the value of blood donation.(PNA)