The DOST Ovicidal/Larvicidal Trap (O/L Trap) was launched in Puerto Princesa City on April 15, 2011. Puerto Princesa City was chosen as the venue for the launching because two of its barangays: Brgy. San Pedro and Brgy. San Miguel recorded the highest dengue cases in MIMAROPA Region for 2010 with 290 and 227 cases, respectively.
The dengue incidence in the same barangays was much lower in January to July of 2011 compared to 2010. A decrease in the number of cases was reported by the Department of Health (DOH): 89% in San Pedro and 85% in San Miguel.
Dengue Incidence in MIMAROPA Region
The dengue incidence in the whole region decreased by 71% for the period January to July of 2011 compared to 2010. Occidental Mindoro which reported the smallest number of cases in 2010 (45) decreased by 20%. Romblon with the 2nd smallest number of cases reflected the highest percentage of decrease at 96%, from 166 cases in 2010 to 6 cases only as of date. Marinduque had a 77% decrease in the number of cases, Oriental Mindoro which is second with the most number of dengue cases decreased by 59%, while Palawan decreased by 72%.
Although with reduced number of cases, Barangays San Pedro and San Miguel in Puerto Princesa City remain to have the most number of dengue cases in the region with 33 and 34 reported cases, respectively. Seven other barangays in Puerto Princesa City two barangays in Quezon, Palawan and one in Bataraza, Palawan which reported a double digit number of dengue cases. Only Brgy. Poblacion in Baco, Oriental Mindoro reported a double-digit number of persons affected with 11 cases.