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12 Jul 2019 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) intensified its information campaign concerning health problems to protect the people and the community from waterborne diseases, influenza, leptospirosis, and dengue these monsoon months.

PRC is reminding everyone to take extra precautions as this is the high-risk period during which infectious diseases spread easily. Communication materials, house to house visits and health seminars are part of the awareness campaign of the Red Cross.

11 Jul 2019 description

By Danica D. Caballero

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) – As dengue cases in Bicol continue to rise to alarming level, the Department of Health in Bicol (DOH-5) is urging the public to always practice dengue prevention measures to control the disease.

“Barangays should engage in the “Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue” strategy. We can prevent dengue in as simple as cleaning our surroundings, backyards and the whole barangay,” said Dr. Ernie V. Vera, DOH-5 regional director.

11 Jul 2019 description

By Oliver T. Baccay

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA) - - With the efforts to eradicate dengue cases in the region, the Department of Health (DOH) region 2 has urged newly elected local law makers to pass ordinance penalizing households with mosquito larvae in their surroundings.

Doctor Romulo Turingan, chief of the Local Health Support Division, said a law with stiffer penalty is necessary to mandate the communities to be responsible in the eradication of the killer disease.

08 Jul 2019 description

By Joey Dalumpines

DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The City Health Office (CHO) has intensified its information and education campaign against dengue fever as it noted that the disease has claimed the lives of five persons since January 1.

Speaking in the I-Speak Forum at the City Hall, CHO pest control worker Melodina Bavante cited the data that the dengue fever cases this year were higher compared to those in 2018 to explain the reason for intensification of the information drive .

28 Jun 2019 description

By Leonard T. Pineda, I

ILOILO CITY, June 27 (PIA6) -- The provincial government here, through the Provincial Health Office (PHO), is advocating for local government units in Iloilo province to conduct a municipal-wide “Do Day Kontra Dengue.”

Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, provincial health officer, said that the public is encouraged to practice the “4 o’clock habit” to help bring down cases of the deadly dengue fever in the province, which is still expected to surge during the rainy season.

27 Jun 2019 description


  • Members of the Mindanao Humanitarian Team in Iligan conducted a need assessment of Marawi continuing humanitarian needs.

  • Dengue cases are increasing in the Central Visayas region, where there are over 7,300 dengue cases with 43 deaths in first five months in 2019.

  • As the number of measles cases decline, the risks of a current outbreak is now set to moderate at the national level.


23 Jun 2019 description

By Vicente W. Villavert
Published on June 21, 2019

SAN JOSE, Antique, June 21 (PIA) -- The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has intensified anew the four 'S' (4-S) campaign amid the three deaths caused by dengue in the municipality of Culasi.

23 Jun 2019 description

By Sheila Patoza

KALIBO, AKLAN, June 21 (PIA) -- Dengue cases in the province keep on increasing with nine deaths already as of June 15, 2019, according to the Provincial Health Office (PHO)-Aklan.

PHO here noted that from January 1 to June 15 of this year, the 17 towns of Aklan have recorded a total of 1,254 dengue cases. The figure showed a 70 percent increase as compared to the 736 cases recorded in the same period last year.

22 Jun 2019 description

By Carlito C. Dar
Published on June 22, 2019

BAGUIO CITY, June 21 (PIA) - - The Department of Health (DOH) reiterates its advisory to the public to clean all possible mosquito breeding sites in the homes and surroundings especially with the rainy season in when dengue cases tend to peak.

21 Jun 2019 description

By Roi Anthoni Lomotan

SIBULAN, Negros Oriental, June 19 (PIA) -- Local health officials reported a huge spike in the number of dengue cases in the province this year.

Department of Health (DOH) Negros Oriental Provincial Officer Dr. Socrates Villamor disclosed during the Kapihan sa PIA forum yesterday that there are 1,469 dengue cases with five deaths recorded from January 1 to June 15, 2019.

The figure showed a 253 percent increase in dengue cases recorded last year which is 416 with five deaths.

19 Jun 2019 description

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jun. 4 (PIA)--Dumaguete City and the municipality of Sibulan are included in the list of top five local government units in Central Visayas with highest number of dengue cases in the first quarter of this year.

In Central Visayas, there are already 7,363 dengue cases with 43 deaths from January 1 to May 4, 2019.

This is 239 percent higher compared to the same period last year with only 2,172 cases and 41 deaths.

12 Jun 2019 description

Several Asian countries are experiencing unusually high numbers of dengue cases for this time of year. With the rainy season approaching, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to minimize illness and deaths from dengue.

Dengue is one of the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne diseases. Worldwide, the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the past 50 years. Dengue is a major public health concern as it can develop into a potentially fatal form called “severe dengue”.

07 Jun 2019 description

By Alex Lumaque

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 6 (PIA) -- A simultaneous anti-dengue awareness activity is being initiated and coordinated in Capiz by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to contain and prevent the alarming dengue mortality and morbidity in the province.

The initiative dubbed “Provincial Dengue Day”, set on June 10, will kick off with the launching of an audio – visual presentation on dengue at the giant LED screen at the Provincial Capitol here after the Monday’s flag raising ceremonies.

02 Jun 2019 description

By Roi Anthoni Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 27 (PIA)--The Department of Health (DOH), with the City Health Office (CHO) of Dumaguete, started its dengue prevention campaign this year with a Kontra Dengue Information Caravan held on May 24 at Barangay Candau-ay Covered Court.

07 May 2019 description

By Leonard T. Pineda, I

ILOILO CITY, May 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Health- Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 is scaling up its campaign against dengue through the implementation of the “Enhanced 4S” strategy.

In the DOH6-led Regional Health Promotion Network meeting held recently, Dr. Rose Marie Lamirez, DOH-6 Medical Officer III, said the Enhanced 4S is being implemented as a prevention and control strategy against Aedes-borne diseases specifically dengue, chikungunya and Zika in congruent to the global vector response 2017 of the World Health Organization.

09 Apr 2019 description

By Ernesto A. Delgado

LEGAZPI CITY—The Department of Health (DOH) intensified its campaign for the public to consistently practice the “4S Strategy” and the implementation of “Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue” (ABKD) in the region.

From January 1 to March 30, 2019, Bicol Region recorded a total of 1,070 dengue cases. Camarines Sur has the highest number with 583; followed by Sorsogon, 154; Albay, 142; Camarines Norte 89; Masbate, 73; and Catanduanes, 28.

03 Apr 2019 description

ZAMBOANGA CITY, 02 Apr (PIA) - - Department of Health (DOH) 9 reminds the public once again to be vanguards for health by consistently putting into practice the 4-S campaign against dengue.

The 4-S campaign stands for Search and destroy mosquito-breeding sites; secure Self-protection measures like wearing long pants, long sleeved shirts and daily use of mosquito repellent; Seek early consultation and Support, and fogging only in hotspot areas where increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak

18 Mar 2019 description

By Oliver Ross Rivera

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Mar. 18 (PIA) - Local health officials urged the public to be cautious over the increase in number of dengue cases in Soccsksargen region.

Dept. of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) XII Medical Officer IV Dr. Imelda Quiñones said their Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) already reported 5 deaths and 3,211 affected individuals.

17 Mar 2019 description

By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 15 (PIA) - - Dengue fever cases in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region reached 1,743 from January 1 to March 7, 2019 which is 81 percent higher as compared to the same period last year.

According to the Disease Surveillance Update of the Department of Health (DOH) 9, the total 1,743 Dengue cases were gathered from the different sentinel hospitals in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region.