Recipients of dengue kits.

Davao City- At least 7,000 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries here were served through Tepok Lamok-Anti Dengue Campaign Project of RGMA Super Radyo Davao in partnership with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Covering a total of 10 barangays here, the RGMA Serbisyo Publiko was also made possible with the support of City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), Church of the Latter-Day Saints Charities, and City Health Office (CHO).

Prioritized areas were Matina Crossing, Matina Aplaya, Talomo Proper, Toril Proper, Baliok, Ula, Buhangin Proper, Sasa, Tibungco and Biao Joaquin.

These barangays have high cases of dengue, revealed CHO Tropical Diseases Prevention and Control Division Chief Elizabeth Banzon.

“As part of our corporate social responsibility, this year we want to focus on the health aspect of the poor and disadvantaged communities in Davao City. Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are the ones prioritized because we know that these people are the most vulnerable in crisis situation,” Super Radyo Station Manager Arnie Delfin said.

The team distributed dengue kits containing Ovicial/Larvicidal Traps (device used to control aedes mosquito population), organic insect repellent (citronella oil) sponsored by T.K.O., grocery items and other giveaways.

An orientation for Pantawid beneficiaries on the Prevention of Dengue Cases was also done in every barangay to ensure that families are knowledgeable on health issues like dengue outbreak and on how to maintain cleanliness in their communities.

Feeding program was also conducted in the 10 barangays.

“We really appreciate the efforts of Super Radyo in this kind of Serbisyo Publiko because we feel that they are with us in serving the poor families like our Pantawid beneficiaries. We are happy also that they use Listahanan data in their programs and services,” DSWD Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat said.

RGMA Super Radyo has been a Listahanan data user since 2013. All programs and services it offers always prioritize Listahanan-identified poor families. Further, Super Radyo actively refers to DSWD and to other appropriate agencies their radio listeners needing assistance.

Listahanan is a data management system of DSWD that identifies who and where the poor are, while Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children aged 0-18. To, date there are 233,985 Pantawid beneficiaries in Davao Region. (DSWD)