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EdSa pushes for youth involvement in rabies prevention

THE City Of San Fernando has maintained its record “zero human casualty” from rabies for the last seven years as a result of a strong awareness campaign.

This was revealed by City Health Office’s Dr. Renely Tungol during the “Rabies Forum” activity as part of the Kaganapan 2019 celebration.

During the event, the City Agriculture and Veterinary Office (CAVO) conducted a “Rabies Forum” among Sangguniang Kabataan officials and youth members in the city.

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, during his speech, remarked that the youth can contribute a lot to efforts to combat rabies in San Fernando.

“The challenge is in the youth, especially the SK officials. They have the authority to empower other youthto help in their respective barangays,” said Santiago.

He added that if the youth will be involved in this drive, the city will be able to achieve its goal of being a “liveable city” safe from rabies.

City Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Paul Manlapaz, during the forum, shared to the participants the different rabies prevention avenues that the youth can participate in.

CAVO’s programs and projects include free vaccinations and spraying and neutering to animals in all barangays; city-wide dog impounding; distribution of information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign in schools and malls; and utilization of media channels such as television, radio, print, and social media for information dissemination. (PR)


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