Rabies Awareness Prevention and Control Program
March 10, 2020
March is the month of rabies awareness control and prevention with the theme, “Makiisa sa barangayan kontra rabies, maging responsableng pet owner”. The Medical Program Coordinator Dr. Evaristo T. Tolentino, MD and Nurse Program Coordinator Ms. Miryl B. Uytaranco, MAN, RN spearheaded in the implementation of this program.
The activities implemented were the following:
- On March 10, 2020, lectures were conducted at Madanas Elementary School at 8:00 o’clock in the morning which was attended by elementary pupils. The lectures focused on the disease epidemiology, signs and symptoms, management of bites and responsible pet ownership. The lectures were delivered by Ms. Miryl B. Uytaranco, Reyjane Mantigue and Kristine Rapsing.
- This month of March also a “Me and My Furry Friend” photo contest was held. The participants registered their own best entry. There were three (3) regular winners and one (1) winner for people’s choice award based on Facebook votes that garnered the most loved photo entry. The winners were judged base on several criteria. The first place was Ms. Evelyn Claire Cadungog. She received a cash prize of Php1500.00. Tying in the second place were Dr. Grace Anne Sabanal-Amoc and Mr. Artyon Umipig who each received a cash reward of Php750.00. While the people choice award was Ms. Mary Erbie Cruz who received an amount of Php1000.00.
- The Pet mass vaccination to be held on March 24, 2020 was cancelled due to the current situation brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Madanas Elementary School, March 10, 2020