eLegis Olongapo City Philippines Sangunian

15 January 2014


WHEREAS, the Department of Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag, who is also the Director of the National Epidemiology Center, said on a news report dated January 3, 2014 that there were already 1,724 confirmed measles cases nationwide, from the period January 1 to December 14, 2013. 21 of which led to death. He added that 17 regions in the country, only four did not report an increase in the number of measles cases;

WHEREAS, Regional Epidemiologist, Dr. Jessie Fantone, in his visit to the City-assessed that with the date on hand, of 62 probable measles, in a two-week period, from January 1 to 14, 2014, compared with the 23 cases for the year 2013, and the confirmed cases and high incidence in neighboring provinces, he recommended the declaration of measles outbreak in the City;

WHEREAS, the declaration is indispensable to facilitate holistic and swift responsive actions to protect the health, welfare and well-being of the people of Olongapo as well our neighbor communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of Councilor Eduardo Guerrero with the unanimous accord of the members of the Sanggunian Panlungsod present,

RESOLVED, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod in session assembled to declare, as it hereby declares a Measles Outbreak in Olongapo City.

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