Re: Gloria Arroyo's tuko to fight roaches and mosquitoes

By Malin Solino, reader

Posted at May 24 2010 05:09 PM | Updated as of May 25 2010 01:09 AM

Tuko as pest control? So, what were those entomologists (insect specialists) and government workers doing, going from region to region, spending millions on pest eradication programs when a simple, humble, noisy tuko could have easily done the job?
 
Good on the tuko for helping us rid of roaches, but a tuko that can go after mosquitoes? Nah, I have not seen a tuko that can actually fly and chase mosquitoes, and considering their size, I'd be very afraid to see such tuko.
Maybe, in Gloria Arroyo's Pampanga, such tuko exists. But the tuko we have in Visayas have yet to be taught how to fly. They cannot even swim and go after mosquito wrigglers, but those that do, are called fishes, not tuko. Also, our tuko here cannot walk on water to gobble up mature mosquitoes that have come to lay eggs, they're afraid of rain and seek the nearest shelter, hide in our shoes, boxes, under the bed, and love staring at you from the ceiling.
 
I think Gloria Arroyo is rich enough to offer discount insect screens, or kulambo, to the battling families in her electorate, so they can sleep well at night and not be bothered by hungry mosquitoes, tuko aside.
 
Malin Solino
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