By Sandra Cabangon

As part of its anti-dengue campaign, residents of Barangay Sanja Mayor in Tanza, Cavite will receive a kilo of rice for every plate of mosquitoes that they bring from September 8 to 30.

Photo Courtesy of Jade Blancaflor/Borland Health Center

Residents are urged to place an oiled plastic plate in an area with mosquitoes and present these along with their ID or proof of residency to their health center to claim their reward.

“Siguro po ay natatandaan n’yo pa rin ‘yung kabataan ninyo na ang ating mga magulang ay may ganyang style: isang plato na lalagyan ng oil, iwasiwas sa may maraming lamok at talaga naman pong nakakahuli,” said Barangay Captain Peter Aricayos.

Although there is no required number of mosquitoes to get the reward, many mosquitoes should still be seen on the plate.

“Kailangan po naman na kahit papano ay makitang marami pero napakahirap po namang punuin iyon,” the barangay captain added.

Ten sacks of rice have already been allocated for the project, while P8 million has been set aside for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund.

Alongside this initiative, regular cleaning drives and handing out anti-dengue kits in schools are being carried out in response to the dengue outbreak declared by the municipal government of Tanza, Cavite on August 29.

Edited by Annika Gorgeana Maningo