Dengue Prevention Tips

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., PSP, ... | 06.16.2009 - 9:45 pm

Its rainy days again  and diseases are all over . I know Swine Flu or A(H1N1) is the more popular disease today. But let’s not forget a far-more deadlier disease – the Dengue, a disease spread by mosquitoes.  To be specific, the “Aedes Aegypti“,  its a day-biting mosquito characterized by white marking on the legs and body.

Below is an easy to follow tips in Dengue Prevention that was forwarded to me by a colleague of mine thru email. Hoping that by placing it on my site, I can save someone or some people from having dengue.

Easy to follow tips in Dengue Prevention
This information may save thousands of  lives from the cruel fate of dengue.
Mosquito trap (Dengue prevention)

Its just a mix of water, brown sugar and yeast.

1. Cut a plastic bottle in half, keep both parts. Can be softdrink bottle.

2. Take the lower portion of the bottle. Dissolve the brown sugar in hot water. Let it cool down to ~70 degF.

3. Add the yeast. Carbon dioxide will form (This will attract the mosquitos)

4. Cover the bottle with a dark wrap and insert in the top portion upside down like a funnel. Place it in a corner in your house.

5. In 2 weeks you will be surprised by the number of mosquito’s killed.


Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., PSP, PSP, ... | 03.31.2009 - 3:28 pm

Attention to all Good Samaritans out there. Please lend a hand to AJ.


This is a re-post from:

It’s been a week since I last blogged an update regarding my niece, AJ.

Currently, she is still in the hospital and is supposed to finish taking antibiotics on Wednesday, April 1, however just two days ago she started experiencing pains on her lower abdomen that no amount of cold/hot compress can relieve. The doctors did a urinalysis to rule out the possibility of a urinary tract infection since she just had her menstrual period. I do not know what happened to the urinalysis, but today, at 11AM, she was wheeled in to the lab for an ultrasound. As of this writing, we are still waiting for the result of the test and praying that it isn’t something bad.

I will not deny the fact that we need financial assistance. As of yesterday, our hospital bill already mounted up to PhP200,646.00/US$4,270.00, we are now under what they call “Rx Watch” meaning we now have to buy medications outside the hospital because we were not able to give them the required PhP60,000 deposit two nights ago (we have already used up our previous deposits). Being under Rx Watch has its advantages, actually, because the medicines are a lot cheaper outside, however, it is also stressful because these medicines are not that easy to find and with this new set up, we should make sure we always have some cash ready for purchasing, and sadly that is not always the case. The other night, we needed PhP16,000.00 to buy meds that AJ needed by 3am that same night and we did not have cash on hand, so you can just probably imagine how stressful that night was. This morning, we needed to get PhP5,000.00 to my brother before 11am because AJ’s antibiotics needed replenishing, we were informed at 10:15am — 45 minutes! It sent everyone on a frenzy!

We are still in the process of being inteviewed by local social workers and some charities like PCSO, PagCor and the Cancer Warrior’s Foundation and hopefully, AJ gets approved for support. Until then, we just have to try our best to raise funds to cover the expenses.

We also are requesting for blood donations (which incidentally makes up 35% of the bill), please just proceed to Fe del Mundo Children’s Medical Center along Banawe Ave., Quezon City and tell them you are donating blood for AJ, the leukemia patient at room Waling Waling. And while you are already there, why don’t you do drop by her room to cheer her up as well? Please feel free to email me at or call 0908-685-4240 if you would like to extend assistance in any way so I can make arrangements for you ahead of time. Thank you.

For a better Baguio City

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., PSP, PSP, ... | 11.13.2008 - 12:39 pm

Before ALL is gone…..there is hope to restore previous grandeur… Everyone who has gone to SAGADA, PULAG, IFUGAO,and other places in the Cordillera — will notice that BAGUIO has LOST its CHARM–it is crowded, it is polluted, water is scarce, it is full of squatters even in the watershed areas and it is HOT. (more…)

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