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CASANs! We are Phenomenal

Written by: Mariella Talan

II-Darwin, ‘13


 It has been more than three decades since Casa del Nino started to inculcate students how to bring out the best in their minds, bodies and souls. Through the years, children were taught with arithmetic , grammar and many more. But as a current student of this institution, I believe that none of these things is a basis of being a True Casan at all. Because if you’re a real one, you should possess the greatest lesson this institution has taught us all. It is a True Casan’s strongest armor and greatest victory. It is something that we have all in our hearts. And it is nothing but best character, I suppose. Nothing but the greatest character.


But one question binds us all. What does it take to be a real Casan? Who is a real Casan? Are you even a real one? There are several Casans out there, but only a few are true. Only a few strives to be the best. Only a few strives to be phenomenal. But I believe that being a True Casan is not all about being great at anything or being academically powerful, because a real Casan’s power lies within his heart. It’s all about his values and his character. And the True Casan’s biggest mission? It is to inspire other Casans to be like them. It is to have the best lineage of Casans. It is to have every Casan the best in his own way. It is to have every Casan an inspiration to others. It is to have every Casan phenomenal.


And in the end, we Casans should unite and unleash the power that lies within us. The domination of True Casans shall prevail. A Casan that loves. A Casan that hopes. A Casan that inspires. We are True Casans in our own ways. Therefore, we are phenomenal. It is the greatest prodigy of our generation. It is the Casan Phenomena. And as a Phenomenal Casan, I have a big question for you. Do you think you are one of us?


Know more about Dengue!

On 27 July 2012, the Department of Health (DOH) reported that there has been a 16% increase in the incidence of dengue cases versus 2011 figures. In this light, we would like to re-issue the following reminders to the community.

What is Dengue?

It is a disease caused by a virus of the genus flavivirus.

What are the signs and symptoms of dengue?

High continuous fever lasting for 2-7 days, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, body weakness, bleeding tendencies from nose and gums, persistent red spots on the face, extremities and trunks are the most common manifestations of dengue fever.

How can a person be infected with dengue?

If a person is bitten by a female Aedes aegypti mosquito that is infected by the virus, that person may manifest signs and symptoms of the disease.

What are the danger signs of dengue?

Spontaneous bleeding, persistent vomiting, cold and clammy skin, listlessness, weak and rapid pulse, difficulty breathing.

Is there a treatment for dengue?

The management of dengue is directed at specific signs and symptoms. Paracetamol is given for fever; Aspirin should not be given. Sufficient water intake aims to hydrate the patient. If fever or symptoms persists for 2 or more days, the patient should be brought to the hospital.

What is the role of fumigation in the prevention of dengue?

Fogging is used to kill adult mosquitoes infected with the virus, to immediately stop transmission. It will not kill the larvae of mosquitoes which become adults in 7- 8 days.

How can dengue fever be prevented?

    1. Destruction or elimination of breeding containers, such as: bottles, drums, and used tires, by cleaning clogged gutters, and by turning flower vases upside down every 7 days.
    2. Spraying the areas with mosquitoes with insecticides.
    3. Application of insect repellents to the skin when going to places with mosquitoes.
    4. Use of long-sleeved shirts and long pants during seasons when dengue infection is rampant.

Casa Del Niño is relentlessly doing its part in preventing dengue fever. Measures that CDN is taking include:

  1. Fumigating the grounds once a month.
  2. Spraying the classrooms and toilets at least once a day.
  3. Spraying garden areas twice a month, using a substance that kills insects including mosquitoes that thrive in areas where there are plants.
  4. Meticulous elimination of all stagnant water.
  5. Monitoring dengue cases that are reported through the Health Services Office.
  6. Constant communication with the Department of Health for updates on dengue fever.


Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 27, 2012 issue, page A11