Barangay Masablang officials, residents initiate clean-up drive vs malaria, dengue

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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Officials and residents of barangay Masablang recently conducted a clean- up drive in September 7 in an effort to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.

Spearheaded by their Punong Barangay Nellie Allao, the activity included picking up of litters, unclogging canals, sweeping of sidewalks and grass cutting. The barangay officials, the Barangay Police Action Team (BPAT) and barangay health workers were assigned to public areas in the barangay while residents were tasked to clean their own areas.

Allao said the clean-up drive is part of the monthly barangay activity participated in by all sectors in the community considering that dengue and malaria may hit anytime specially this rainy season which could affect all the residents, especially the children.

“Daytuy nga activity ket saan laeng a parte wenno tapno pumintas iti barangay tayo nu di ket nangnangruna iti pannakadalus na karkaro ta itatta a panagtutudo ket umado manen dagiti lamok a maka- ited iti saksakit nangruna iti dengue ken malaria,” she said.

She encourages her constituents to maintain cleanliness and reminds the households to always practice proper waste segregation as it helps minimize the presence of mosquitoes.

The Punong Barangay added that activity would also help the city government to control the occurrence of diseases brought about by mosquitoes and unsanitary surroundings while the COVID-19 crisis still persists.

“Nagdakkelen daytuy COVID-19 a prob-problemaen iti gobyerno tau itatta ket uray daytoy langen iti maitulong tayo,” she said. By Mae Ann Padilla