Keep your election promises, militant groups tell Tanco
By FELIPE CELINO
ROXAS City – Militant groups reminded Gov. Victor Tanco to fulfill his election promises.
The Kalipunan ng Mamamayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY), Anakpawis and Gabriela staged a rally in front of the Capiz Provincial Capitol recently and complained that most of them living in coastal areas were being neglected.
Most of the rallyists were from barangays Dumulog, Cogon, Punta Cogon, Libas, Culasi and Dinginan of Roxas City.
Where’s the financial assistance Tanco promised them during the campaign, they asked.
The inclement weather these past few weeks has made their lives harder because they were not able to set out to sea, the said.
Tanco was reelected for a second term last year./PN
10,000 dogs eyed for free mass vaccination
ROXAS City – To eradicate the deadly rabies virus in the city, the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCV) targets about 10,000 dogs in its ongoing mass vaccination.
“The vaccination is free,” said OCV Livestock Inspector Rocel Eribal.
Teams have been organized by the OCV to conduct daily vaccination in the barangays.
The activity will culminate on March 14 at the city’s island barangay of Olotayan.
“Mapping out for those who were missed during the campaign will also be conducted,” Eribal said.
The anti-rabies initiative is a yearly program of the OCV in line with the “Rabies-Free Visayas Island Project.”
Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system of both humans and animals.
It remains as one of the most serious public health hazards in the country with an average annual death toll ranging from 200 to 500. (JSC/PIA/PN)
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