THE Baguio City Council has authorized the mayor to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Health–Center for Health Development of the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CHD-CAR) for the local government’s anti-dengue program and for the transfer and allocation of funds amounting to P40 million for the program.
Under Resolution No. 255, series of 2023, the health department allocated some P40 million for the city under the 2023 national budget for the city’s prevention and control of communicable diseases.
However, the body required that the signed MOA should be submitted to the council for confirmation.
Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong earlier sought the authorization to enter into the MOA as the city was facing an increase in dengue incidence over 2022.
Baguio City recorded some 2,954 dengue cases and five dengue-related deaths from January 1 to December 31, 2022 or 121 percent increase of dengue cases last year compared to the previous year.