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AN ORDER CREATING THE MUNICIPAL ANTI-DENGUE COMMITTEE AND THE BARANGAY ANTI-DENGUE TASK FORCES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF IROSIN, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON

WHEREAS, the local government units are mandated under the Local Government Code to promote health and safety or its constituents by providing measures to prevent and control the spread of diseases, particularly Dengue, and provide assistance to those afflicted;

WHEREAS, given the preventability of the disease, it is prudent to provide for a community-based dengue prevention and control mechanism, and strengthen existing policies that are already being implemented by the LGU and DOH;

WHEREAS, dengue has become a major public health concern in the country and in some parts of the world;

WHEREAS, in the country, dengue remains to be endemic and number of cases is expected to increase during rainy season;

WHEREAS, environmental sanitation is still the most effective way in the elimination and ultimate destruction of breeding sites of the mosquito vector carrying the disease;

WHEREAS, environmental sanitation as a preventive measure can be achieved and sustained through community participation at the lowest level of the community which is the barangay/purok level;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ALFREDO J. CIELO, JR., Mayor of the Municipality of Irosin, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby order the creation of the Municipal Anti-Dengue Committee.

SECTION 1: Composition: The Municipal Anti-Dengue Committee shall be composed of the following:

Chairman: HON. ALFREDO J. CIELO, JR., Municipal Mayor

Co-Chairman: LORNA B. PADURA, Municipal Administrator

Members:

SALOME E. NAVALES, SB Chairman, Committee on Health and Sanitation
Eduardo E. Berwega, SB Chairman, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Dra. Nerissa B. Tagum, Municipal Health Officer
Garner Marcos Frilles, MLGOO
Joseph Baeza, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer
Ma. Bella A. Nares, E/S District Supervisor
Nancy T. Bajamundi, Gallanosa National H/S Principal
Benita Cielo, Gabao National H/S Principal
Roger P. Ariate, Tinampo National H/S Principal
Gloria Brogada, Veritas College of Irosin Dean
Ester Polo, Holy Spirit Academy of Irosin Principal
Maria G. Reyes, ABC President
Rabbi E. Balisnomo, Environmental Management Consultant
Norberto Ortile, CSO Representative
Narciso Ubalde, CSO Representative

SECTION 2.  Functions of the Municipal Anti-Dengue Committee. 

  1. Advocate to their constituents to actively participate in their community’s drive against dengue through massive information dissemination.
  2. Assign one (1) specific day of every week for the simultaneous holding of the Clean-up Drive in the 28 barangays.
  3. Tap the support of the socio-civic and business sector to generate resources e.g. volunteers, drugs / medical / laboratory supplies, IEC materials, reporting forms, etc.
  4. Reproduce IEC materials, reporting forms and distribute these to barangays.
  5. Establish a Vector Control and Surveillance Unit through the Municipal Health Office.
  6. Provide technical and logistics support to the 28 Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Forces.
  7. Institutionalize a recording and reporting system for vector control and surveillance information.

SECTION 3. Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force. – Every Barangay in the Municipality of Irosin shall constitute its Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force. The task force shall be composed of the following:

Chairman: Barangay Captain

Members:

  • Barangay Chairman, Committee on Health
  • Midwife
  • Barangay Health Workers
  • School Principals
  • CSO Representatives

SECTION 4. Functions of the Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force.

  1. Aggressively advocate to their constituents to actively participate in the campaign against Dengue through massive information dissemination.
  2. Tap the support of the socio-civic and business sector to generate resources e.g. volunteers, drugs / medical / laboratory supplies, IEC materials, reporting forms, etc.
  3. Establish a Vector Control and Surveillance Unit through the Municipal Health Office.
  4. Coordinate with the Municipal Anti-Dengue Committee on recording and reporting system for vector control and surveillance information.
  5. Perform other activities incidental and necessary in the control, prevention and elimination of dengue in their respective barangays.

SECTION 5. Effectivity. The Executive Order shall be effective immediately.

Issued this 15th day of August, 2016 in the Municipality of Irosin, Province of Sorsogon.

 

ALFREDO J. CIELO, JR.
Municipal Mayor

 

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