Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pet ownership ordinance begins series of consultations in Comval

Compostela Valley Province, May 20, 2015 --- The provincial government begins its series of public hearing to consult the constituents in the 11 municipalities on the proposed “Rabies Control and Responsible Pet Ownership Ordinance” authored by Health and Social Services Committee Chair Senior Board Member Tyron Uy and Agrarian Reform, Agriculture, and Livelihood Chair Board Member Macario Humol.

The first public hearing was held in Laak on May 12 at the Laak Municipal Gym with local officials Attending along with SP Member Randy Opisan, Provincial veterinarians office (PVO) Chief Dr. Benjamin Reyno, Asst. Planning (PPDO) Chief Ray Pajarito, and other personalities, Dr. Headyn Cenabre, Dr. Jean Paclibar, Jinggoy Bolipata, Rey Castardo, Nanette Salgado, Arlene Joy Maglana of CVPH Montevista, Jenny Marie Ugdang, Drexan Rifamonte, and Julius Custoy of the Office of BM Tyron.

The 2nd set of the Public Hearing happened in Maragusan on May 14, 2015 while on May 19 at 1PM, the municipalities of Monkayo, Compostela, New Bataan, and Montevista will converge at the Montevista Freedom Stage for the consultation.

Meanwhile, coastal towns of Mabini, Maco and Pantukan are scheduled to have the public hearing on May 21 at the Mabini Cultural Gymnasium while Mawab, Nabunturan, and Maco Masara lines on May 26 at the SP Session Hall, Capitol.

According to PVO Dr. Reyno, the “Animal Rabies Prevention and Control Program” in Comval has 3 operational activities. These are the conduct of free dog vaccinations, provide free vaccination among animal bite victims and availability of the Animal Bite Treatment Centers at the 4 Provincial Hospitals in Comval, and the continuing information, education campaign and monitoring on responsible pet ownership, among others. (fe maestre /ids comval)

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