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Tacloban City is now under state of calamity due to dengue

Tacloban City is now under state of calamity due to dengue

LEYTE - The Tacloban City Council has declared state of calamity during an special session last Friday, August 2, due to rising number of dengue cases.

Mayor Alfred Romualdez himself called on the City Council to declare the state of calamity following the recommendation of City Health Officer Dr. Jaime Opinion.

“With the declaration, the City Government can now use its Quick Response Fund (QRF) for emergency purchases of fogging machines, larvicides, dengue test kits and other equipment,”  ViceMayor Jerry Yaokasin said.

As a result, the city government will now be able to use its P21-M quick response fund to provide for the necessary tools to eradicate dengue.

According to the City Health Office's report, from January to July 26, the total number of dengue cases in Tacloban has gone up to 750, exceeding the alert and epidemic threshold.

That number was 254% higher than the same case last year.


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