• June 13, 2024

Watsons took dengue awareness to a whole new level with Slay the Swarm: The Anti-Dengue Fashion Phenomenon, a health advocacy event held recently at Liwasang Auro Amphitheater in Quezon Memorial Circle.

The whole-day event was filled with eye-catching art installations and special performances to educate public about dengue.

Participants also enjoyed a whole day of surprises from Watsons with engaging booth activities from event partners: DirtBugSun, Tiger Balm, OFF!, Bite Block, Soffell, Bye Bye Fever, and Salonpas. 

“As your health partner, Watsons is determined to expand their already wide-range products so the people are protected and healthy all year round—rain or shine,” Watsons Customer Director Jared de Guzman said. 

“This pioneering health education effort combines art and performance to raise awareness on an often overlooked health concern. We see the importance for us to tackle the seriousness of dengue—why this viral infection shouldn’t be taken lightly, but at the same time, we don’t need to be afraid of it,”  shared Watsons Customer Director Jared de Guzman. 

“This campaign allows our youth to be well-informed, to be proactive in the fight against dengue, and to propagate the series of awareness through the current information path of this generation—which is social media,” said Dr. Marlon Molano, Medical Officer III of the Quezon City Health Department. 

During a special presentation, performers in mosquito costumes interacted with the crowd as if spreading the dengue virus. However, they retreated when confronted by the Watsons Kontra-Dengue Duo, which represented Watsons insect repellent and immunity-boosting products.

Kontra-dengue essentials—including the MD Dengue NS1 Antigen Home Test Kit—is available at more than 1,000+ Watsons nationwide. You can also download the Watson app on iOS and Android and use the code “OTC100” upon checkout to get P100 off of your anti-dengue products until September 10.

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