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“Eskwelahan, Simbahan, Barangay, Palengke at Buong Komunidad, Sama-Sama Nating Sugpuin ang Dengue” , DOH May 2011 theme of Dengue Awareness Month

Dengue fever infection has afflicted thousands of young and old Filipinos every year. Inspite of community and health authorities efforts to combat it, it has become a menace to a lot families in urban and rural areas.

There are several strategies of combating Dengue fever ,the DOH 4S Kontra Dengue strategy is  composed of Search and Destroy, Seek early consultation, Self-protective measures and Say no to indiscriminate fogging.

Another innovative strategy  is Mosquito Ovicidal/ Larvicidal Trap system, developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The DOST-developed Mosquito OL Trap  has three important parts: a black container, a small strip of wood (lawanit) for mosquitoes to lay their eggs on, and a larvicide solution. The scent of the larvicide solution attracts female mosquitoes and encourages them to lay eggs on the immersed lawanit strip.  Once exposed to the solution, the eggs and hatched larvae will die.  The DOST Mosquito OL Trap prevents the next generation of mosquitoes from reaching adulthood and curbs the Aedes Aegypti  mosquito population.

Thus, DOST in partnership with DOH and  DepEd will distribute DOST mosquito OL Trap to all classrooms of both public and private schools in areas with high dengue cases in the metro.

According to the DOST website, some 34,910 DOST Mosquito OL Trap kits will be distributed to 17,454 classrooms in public and private elementary and secondary schools in Caloocan, Quezon City, Pasay, Valenzuela, Manila, Muntinlupa, and Pasig.

How to Use the DOST Ovi/Larvicidal (OL) Trap

1. Pour tap water into the black plastic cup until the lined mark just above the printed DOST logo. This volume is equivalent to 250 milliliters (ml).
2. Pour one pack of OL pellets into the plastic cup.
3. Place the lawanit stick in the solution with the rough surface facing up.
4. Put the plastic cup outside the house in a low-lying area protected from the sun and rainfall. Take care not to spill the contents. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
5. Let the cup stand for six (6) days.
6. After six days, gently brush off into the solution the mosquito eggs stuck on the lawanit strip. A used toothbrush will do the trick, but make sure that all the mosquito eggs drop into the solution.
7. Pour hot water into the solution until the cup is almost filled.
8. Dispose all the liquid contents of the cup down the drain.
9. Repeat steps 1 to 9 weekly for six (6) months.

Click here:      trap instructions

Internet Child Protection Program of the CIDG,PNP

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police launched Project “Angel Net” last August 4, 2011, a project which seeks to address Internet based-abuses and to promote Internet safety and prevent dangers among the public.

Project “Angel Net” spearheaded by PDIR SAMUEL D PAGDILAO, Director of CIDG, is an innovation in support of his advocacy to protect kids from internet addiction and cyber predators that are commonly involved in cyber sex, internet pornography, internet gambling and identity theft.

For more information about Project “Angel Net “Visit their website at :

Here are some of the tips one can read at their site:

Your Children and the Internet

Parent’s Guide: Keeping your Child Safe while On-line

Kids Guide: Safety Tips to help you safe while on-line

Contact the CIDG at:

Headquarters – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group,
Camp Crame, Santolan Road, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Project Angel Net Complaint Desk
Telephone Number    (+63) (02) 724 -  8712
(+63) (02) 723 – 0401 local. 5232

Project Angel Net Operation Center
Telephone No.: (+63) (02) 9063330171
(+63) (02) 9082421150
(+63) (02) 414-21-99

Universal Health Care for All Filipinos (2010 -2016)

In recent years , the Philippine Health Care system had three major Health Reforms , Health for All ((90’s), Health Sector Reform Agenda ( 1999-2004) and FourMula  One for Health  (2005-2010).

The Aquino government has established a comprehensive reform in health to address the significant challenges facing the Philippine health system. There are shortcomings in health financing, which resulted in out of pocket expenses as the primary source of health expenditure. Out of pocket expenditure has been the rate limiting step of many of our countrymen in availing health services. Due to scarcity of financial resources and fragmentation of health services as a consequence of devolution, our health facilities have suffered neglect

President Aquino’s health agenda is Universal Health Care for All Filipinos for 2010 -2016. Universal Health Care for All Filipinos of the Aquino administration aims to achieve better health outcomes, responsive health system and equitable health financing Health.

The Priority Health Policy Directions of the Aquino Administration are:

  • A roadmap towards universal health care through a refocused PhilHealth; through the expansion of the National health Insurance Program coverage to achieve financial risk protection.
  • Particular attention to the construction, rehabilitation, and support of health facilities:
    • LGU/regional hospitals,
    • rural health units
    • barangay health stations
  • Attainment of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6
    • –Reduction of maternal, neonatal, and infant mortality
    • –Support to contain/eliminate age old pubic health diseases (malaria, dengue, TB)
    • –Attain efficiency by using information technology (IT) in all aspects of health care
    • –Increased attention to trauma, the 4thleading cause of death
    • –More aggressive promotion of healthy lifestyle to prevent non-communicable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity
    • –Attention to emerging diseases (Superbug, nosocomial diseases, A(H1N1), diseases brought about by climate change)
    • –Improve the access to quality affordable medicines
    • Continue efforts in improving governance and regulation to eliminate graft and corruption in all areas of healthcare
    • –Improve the plight of health workers through interventions in health education, placement, compensation, among others

We can always hope for a Health reform that makes health care more affordable but offers high quality care, accessible, expands coverage to all Filipinos and makes our health system sustainable.

Source :

DOH administrative Order No. 2010-0036 Dated Dec 16, 2010

Census 2010 Philippines

by Anna Katharina on May 21, 2010

in Community,Events,government service series

“Kabilang Ka” is the slogan of the Philippines National Statistics Office  (NSO) in conducting the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) beginning May 17 to June 14, 2010. This aims to take an inventory of the country’s total population and characteristics as well as living quarters in the country.

This up- to- date statistics will serve as a guide for our government planners and policy makers in terms of budget allotment and future local government development projects. Census questionnaires will include demographic and socio-economic characteristics, plus housing variables.

About 67, 000 personnel will be sent to the field as enumerators (Data collectors) to implement 2010 Census of Population and Housing with a budget of a little over 2.0 billion pesos.

Our outmost cooperation is necessary for the success of the Philippines 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH). The data collectors wearing official 2010 CPH identification cards will knock on every housing unit and interview each household. The interview will take only about 15 to 30 minutes. All information from the census will be held strictly confidential as guaranteed by Section 4 of Commonwealth Act No. 591 and Section 9 of BP 72.

Let us welcome the data collectors in our homes; this is a very simple way of being involved and helping our country.

P.S;

I have been asked several times regarding the population of the country  i.e barangay. region, cities and municipalities . I never thought this post would be able to help students in their assignments.

I have linked sites to help you in your assignments. Please do take time to browse them, so that you will be able to get the data you need in due time. Thanks for visiting my site.

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/census2007/index.html Population and Annual Growth Rates for Region, Provinces and Highly Urbanized Cities Based on Censuses 1995, 2000 and 2007. ( This the latest data, I think the 2010 census data are still being processed.

PHILIPPINE POPULATION WENT UP BY 12 MILLION PERSONS (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)  http://www.census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2010/pr10162tx.html

Index of demographic statistics http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/datapop.html