Bacolod gets 200 insecticidal nets to help fight dengue


The city government of Bacolod has received 200 pieces of interceptor insecticidal nets from BASF Philippines to strengthen its fight against dengue.

Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who represented Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Health, received the insecticidal nets from BASF Philippines sales manager Randy Evangelista and Corporate Affairs manager Michelle Santos at turnover rites at the City Mayor’s Office Tuesday [Aug. 20].

BASF Philippines is a supplier of chemicals for industries including construction and coatings, automotive, health and nutrition, personal and home care, chemicals and plastics, and agriculture.

The donation of insecticidal nets is part of their outreach program, which is to have a holistic approach against dengue, by using their products.

Santos said they have chosen three major cities—one each for Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—for their outreach projects against dengue. In the Visayas, they have chosen Bacolod City.

In fact, Santos said, BASF has already conducted an outreach project in Barangay Tangub. Their business partner in Bacolod is training the barangay health workers there on how to use their products and they are monitoring the results every seven days for a month, she added.*/CITY PIO

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