CAVITE, Philippines – Dengue cases in the province of Cavite have increased by 75%, according to the Cavite Provincial Health Office.
From over 1,400 cases in the period of January to June last year, the number almost doubled to 2,400 after six months to this year.
The local government of Cavite expressed concern that the figure might increase at this time of the year during the onset of the rainy season.
Thus, the provincial health office calls on residents to maintain cleanliness of surroundings and clear their areas of possible breeding grounds to dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
“Magsama-sama tayong puksain ang pinamumugaran ng lamok sa ating nasasakupan sa ating komunidad. Alam po natin na hindi lamang dengue ang naidudulot ng mga lamok,” advised Dr. Nelson Soriano, OIC for Public Health at Cavite Provincial Health Office. – UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) said there are no clear expert studies yet on the supposed recorded case in Spain of dengue transmission through sexual intercourse.
Based on a report, a male tested positive of dengue after having sexual intercourse with his partner who has dengue.
The health department said it was an isolated case.
“E kasi ito naman hindi siya the usual, this is very atypical. So, the chances of its spreading via that route are very low,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.
Sec. Duque said the DOH is rather concerned over unprotected sex which causes an increase in the number of HIV-AIDS cases in the country.
He added that the alleged transmission of dengue virus through sexual intercourse will remain theoretical or mere speculation.
He underscored that the Philippines has yet to record a similar case of dengue transmission.
The department, he said, is pushing for safe sex and clean living, especially this year when the country is recording an average of 35 individuals who are HIV positive daily.
“I will not be worried that there can be an epidemic of dengue via that route because there already is with mosquitoes. So, I would be worried for lack of protection primarily because we don’t want anymore HIV-AIDS cases as much as possible. So incidental lang iyong isa e to the main issue of unprotected sex. It’s a (very) collateral issue,” Duque said. (from the report of Aiko Miguel) /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines – The Maynilad Water Services, Inc. on Tuesday (September 24) announced a schedule of water service interruptions in several parts of Metro Manila and Cavite.
According to its advisory, some parts of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Imus and Bacoor in Cavite will experience water service interruptions daily for 10 days from Friday (September 27) to Monday (October 7).
According to Maynilad, the water interruption will be due to the implementation of the second phase of its Putatan Water Treatment Plant 2 Project.
The project is expected to increase the facility’s production capacity and consequently improve service reliability for its customers in the south.
Residents in the affected areas are encouraged to store enough water for the duration of the water service interruptions.
The water concessionaire assured to provide 30 water tankers on standby to deliver water to affected areas as needed.
MANILA, Philippines – Sangley Airport in Cavite is almost done, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
The new airport is now 72% complete as construction works run 24/7 for the general aviation and turboprop operations of the airport.
Structural works have been continuous for the prompt completion of the passenger terminal building as well as the grade preparation for the hangar’s concrete slab.
Roofing and gutter installation is almost complete, according to DOTr, as well as the ramp and taxiway construction including the drainage system at the airport’s landside area.
The ongoing construction is in line with the directive of DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade to make sure that the facility will be completed in time for the deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte which is in November of this year.
Once completed, the Sangley Airport is expected help decongest airport traffic at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
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