The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) will have its hands full of activities before, during and after the Rabies Awareness Month in March. This was revealed by Dr. Mary Ann Gabona, provincial rabies coordinator.
Even before the official start of the celebration, PVO had already done information, education and communication activities, including film showing on rabies, as well as dog vaccination, vitamin supplementation, de-worming, spaying and neutering and consultations in the towns of Consolacion and Argao on Feb. 11 and 26, respectively.
The same activities will be conducted in Cordova (Mar. 4), Samboan (Mar. 5-6), the towns in the Camotes islands group (San Francisco, Tudela, Poro and Pilar) on Mar. 10-13, Dalaguete (Mar. 17-18), Alcoy (Mar. 24), Oslob (Mar. 25), Santander (Mar. 26-27), and Talisay City (Mar. 31).
IEC activities will also be held in schools, such as the Cordova Elementary School (Mar. 11), Balamban Elementary School (Mar. 11), and Talisay Elementary School (Mar. 31).
A Dog Catchers Training will be held in San Remegio on Mar. 19-20.
In April, similar activities will be conducted in Liloan (Apr. 7), Mingllanilla (Apr. 8), the towns of Bantayan, Sta. Fe and Madridejos in Bantayan Island (Apr. 14-17), and Compostela (Apr. 28-29).
A Dog Catchers Training will likewise be conducted in Santander (Apr. 23-24). All these activities are geared towards the attainment of a Rabies Free Philippines by 2016.