Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo on Monday reminded residents of the municipality of an existing ordinance which penalizes those who refuse to clean the surroundings of their homes creating favorable breeding grounds for dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
According to Sumaylo, residents who fail to keep the periphery of their homes clean and inhospitable for mosquitoes shall face a P-2,500 fine and imprisonment of up to six months as stipulated in the town’s Ordinance Number 12 Series of 2017.
“Mao na atong puntirya karon na kadtong dili mo tuo naay penalty na P2,500 and imprisonment of six months,” she said. “E-penalize ang mga dili mo tuo sa pagpanghinlo sa atong palibot—like kanang mga tangke na way takob, kanang masuko og [badlungon].”
Sumaylo noted that the local government unit (LGU) of the town and the municipal police have been mobilized to enforce the ordinance.
“Ato nanang gipaninkamutan. Kita mismo nag house-to-house adtong Sabado ug Domingo kauban sa atong mga nurse ug karon, kauban usab sa atong kapulisan ug tanod,” she said.
The Dauis LGU has stepped up its efforts to combat dengue as the town has the most number of dengue cases in the entire province next to Tagbilaran City.
Daily misting operations continued to be carried out across the town’s barangays while massive simultaneous clean-up drives have been set.
Sumaylo said that Dauis officials will lead “one-time, big-time, search and destroy” operations against dengue on Saturday.
“Magsugod 8 sa buntag hantod 5 sa hapon ang pagpanghinlo tibuok Dauis. Kauban nato local officials, barangay officials, SK, NGOs, POs ug ang religious sector,” she said.
A total of 9.6 percent or 189 dengue cases of the 2,057 cases in Bohol from January 1 to November 8 were recorded in Dauis, as the town accounted for the most number of cases among the province’s 47 municipalities.
The Provincial Health Office earlier said that the number of dengue cases in Dauis has reached an “outbreak” level.