In line with the yearly practices of the Provincial Government of Isabela to conduct campaigns and clean-up drives to prevent, if not eliminate, the causes of mosquito-borne disease dubbed as Todas Dengue Todo na ‘to, PENRO Isabela staff and employees participated in the scheduled activity, July 24.
On the day of the clean-up drive, which started at 7:30, employees were assigned to different areas outside of the various office buildings within the PENRO compound with the primary task of looking for possible breeding sites of mosquitoes such as flower pots and pot plates, hardened soil of potted plants, a collar of toilet bowls, roof gutters, plant axils, aircon trays and water containers such as drums and pails. There is no stocked water in empty bottles and other containers since the PENRO has a Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
PENRO personnel also trimmed dense shrubs, pruned some trees, and cut tall grasses within the office premises.
As part of a broader response to protect public health and blunting the spread of COVID-19, the DENR Isabela conducted disinfection in the office and other areas frequently visited by clients.
CENROs Cabagan, Cauayan, Naguilian, San Isidro, Palanan, and PENRO Sub-office Roxas also conducted the activity in their turf.
The activity is also in celebration of National Disaster Risk Resilience (NDRR) Month this July, emphasizing the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and the need to understand disaster risks, enhancing community disaster preparedness, strengthening risk governance, investing risk reduction, increasing DRR advocacy programs.
This year, the NDRR theme “Tamang Pamamahala’t, Kahandaan, Kaalaman at Pagtutulungan sa Sakuna at Pandemya’y kalasag ng Bayan,” is the vital role of disaster risk governance and collaboration of Filipinos to over the challenges of pandemic and to build a green and resilient normal.#RMC