Observance of Rabies Awareness Month in full swing in Catanduanes

  • March 17, 2017

VIRAC, Catanduanes, March 17 (PIA) — The provincial government of this island-province is tapping is tapping an inter-agency body to raise awareness on rabies as the province joins the nation in the observance of Rabies Awareness Month this March.

Rabies Awareness Month is observed every March by virtue of Executive Order No. 84 signed on March 13, 1999 by then President Joseph Estrada, according to Provincial Veterinarian Jane C. Rubio who co-chairs the Provincial Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (PRPCC).

This year’s theme is “Rabis Iwasan, Alaga’y Pabakunahan”.

Highlights of the observance:

Hanging of streamers/tarpaulins in conspicuous places  from March 2 to 6.

Symposiums on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare and slogan contests in various elementary schools from March 10 to 31.

To mark its culmination, “A Walk for a Rabies-Free Catanduanes” will be held today, starting from Camp Francisco Camacho and ending at the Metrowalk, Virac Town Center.  This will be participated by members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Coast Guard and PRPCC members.

PRPCC is composed of the governor’s office, vice-governor’s Office, Provincial Veterinary Office, Department of Agriculture, Provincial Health Office, Department of health, Department of Education, Department of Interior and Local Government, Catanduanes State University, Department of Justice, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, DWDF Radyo ng Bayan Virac, Philippine Information Agency, local media and non-government organizations.

A film “Rabis Mabangis” will be shown before the start of the opening program, after which a zumba for fun will be led by Provincial Health Office. Governor Joseph C. Cua, PNP Provincial Director Jeffrey S. Fernandez, and Provincial Board Member Gregorio Angeles are expected to render their messages during the short program. (EAD/EAB/PIA5 Catanduanes)


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