La Trinidad strengthens anti-dengue drive

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 28(PIA)--The Municipal Health Services (MHS) here is strengthening its anti dengue campaign following results of dengue larval surveillance which indicated the presence of larvae of dengue carrier diseases in all its 16 barangays.

 

The surveillance spearheaded by the Environmental Health and Sanitation section of the MHS was undertaken in the entire municipality last May 28 to 31. The presence of larvae of dengue carrier virus identified in all the 16 barangays of the town is indicative that the locality is categorized under Code Red or High risk for Dengue Transmission.

Municipal Sanitation Inspector Rebecca L. Rosimo  presented the data to  municipal and barangay officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda, barangay health workers, and municipal and provincial health personnel last June 22 during  the celebration of the ASEAN Dengue Day with the theme, “Kung Walang Lamok,Walang Dengue. Mag-4S Kontra Dengue”.

Rosimo said these larvae of Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus, both carriers of dengue virus were found in containers with uncovered water drums, plastic containers and bottles.  The sampling was done with the help of barangay workers and community volunteers who were tasked to inspect at least 100 households per barangay.

During the course of the survey, information education campaign also took place advising residents remove water-holding containers and clean their premises to eliminate breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

With the possible outbreak and the fact that 95 dengue cases were reported in the locality with one confirmed death from January to May 2018, Municipal Sanitation Inspector III Shannon Lee A. Baroy stressed the re-activation of the 4 o’clock Habit in the municipality with the regular one minute siren blast from the municipal hall and ringing of bells in the barangays.

MHS staff also reiterated the need to intensify information education campaign on the prevention and control of dengue transmission in the respective barangays thru mobilization of community members of regular clean up drive, practice the 4 o’clock habit and community vigilance to further strengthen the fight against Dengue. (PIA Benguet with reports from La Trinidad MHS)

 

Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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