June is Dengue Awareness Month. It is also in this month that dengue cases start to increase. And the best way, according to DOH, is for everyone to take action.

The 7th Limpyo Kalog or Linis Kanal of the City Government of Tacurong was dedicated not only to minimize flooding during this rainy month but also to support DOH’s ABKD (Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue) campaign.

The 7th Limpyo Kalog was simultaneously conducted different areas in the city on June 22, 2013.

Despite the gloomy weather, members, employee, and officials of public and private agencies marched to their respective areas to clean canals and surroundings. These include LGU-Tacurong, BJMP, the Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria Parish, Tacurong Market Vendors Association, Bikers Club of Tacurong, Knights of Columbus, COMELEC, GSP, Sta. Catalina Multipurpose Cooperative, DILG, RTC, JTF Talakudong, Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Prosecutor’s Office, BFP, DOLE-PESO, DepEd, Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, NOVO, BIR, NFA, TELOF, NSO, SUKELCO, SKWD, and PNP. Educational institutions also rendered their service for the environment: SKSU, NDTC-High School and College Department, and Notre Dame Siena College of Tacurong. Barangay and purok officials also led the clean-up in their respective areas.

The 7th Limpyo Kalog is the City Government’s response to the call of DOH and DILG for collective effort in combating dengue. Through ABKD, DOH in partnership with DILG encourages LGUs down to the barangay level to spur collective actions against dengue virus. This includes regular community clean up to destroy breeding grounds of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.