Due to the alarming and rising number of cases of Dengue in Northern Mindanao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X recently conducted misting to protect residents of its centers and institutions: the Regional Reception and Study Center for Children, Haven for Women, and Home for Girls, located in the agency’s compound.

DSWD partnered with Cagayan de Oro City Health and Department of Health in conducting the misting to eradicate possible breeding places of mosquitoes in the premises of the DSWD compound. The said preventive measure was one of the activities done to protect residents of the centers and institutions from sudden outbreak of various diseases in the Region caused by climate change.

Written by Richie Somcio, RSCC-DSWD, and Charmaine Tadlas, Regional Information Officer