Bureau of Animal Industry launches mobile app that will promote awareness against rabies

UNTV News   •   December 19, 2017   •   5974

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has launched the rabies-free 2020 mobile application that will help in eradicating rabies in the country.

According to the agency, the application contains the locations of animal bite centers across the country and information on what to do in case of rabies infection such as where to bring the head of the rabid dog.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) targets to the entire region make free of rabies by 2020.

The country records 250 deaths yearly due to rabies infection.

According to BAI, the infection can be contracted not just through bites, but even through minor scratches as well.

“Pag yung laway pumasok sa loob ng kuko, kasama yung virus, kung hindi bakunado yung pusa o aso at nagkaroon siya ng infection (If the animal’s saliva gets into your nails, the virus goes with it. That is if the cat or dog has not been vaccinated or had an infection),” said BAI veterinarian II, Maria Glofezita Lagayan.

The country has an estimated of 10 million dogs, 70 percent of which, authorities note, have to receive an anti-rabies injection.

Among the provinces with the highest rate of rabies infection are Pampanga, Pangasinan, Cebu, Iloilo, South Cotabato, Misamis Oriental, Zamboaga City, Bataan, Bulacan, Davao del Sur and Metro Manila.

BAI needs P140-million fund yearly for its free anti-rabies vaccination. However, the government only allots P30-million to P40-million for the said program. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

Eleazar orders probe on Pampanga policeman over rape allegation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine National Police Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday (October 12) vowed that the national police will look into the rape allegation against a Pampanga policeman.

Eleazar said he has already instructed the Internal Affairs Service to expedite the investigation based on the victim’s complaint. The policeman involved has been disarmed and placed under restrictive custody pending the result of the investigation.

Based on a report, Police Staff Sergeant Robin Mangaga flagged down the victim’s motorcycle at a checkpoint in Mabalacat, Pampanga on October 8.

The victim admitted that she forgot to bring her driver’s license, but instead of imposing sanctions, Mangaga allegedly sexually abused her.

Eleazar said he is angered over the fact that despite his warnings there are still police officers abusing their authority.

“But this will not discourage us in pursuing our reform program, in fact, this serves as a motivation to continue our internal cleansing,” he said.

He also assured that if proven guilty, Mangaga will be dismissed from service and appropriate charges will be filed against him.

Meanwhile, the PNP chief urged victims of abuse to come forward and seek the help of authorities.

“Huwag kayong matakot na sampahan ng kaukulang reklamo ang sinumang lumabag sa batas, kabilang ang mga pulis. Nakahanda ang PNP na tumulong sa inyo upang makamit ang hustisya at panagutin sinuman ang maysala,” he said. AAC

 

 

Cops offer free goods, haircut to Pangasinan residents

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 8, 2021

At least 80 residents of Barangay San Felipe East in San Nicolas, Pangasinan received free goods, medical check up, and haircut from the police.

Police officers from the 104th Maneuver Company Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1 provided vegetables and rice to residents of Sitio Lagpan. Mobile phones and tactical flashlights were also given to the barangay council.

PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar thanked the cops for providing some of the basic needs of the residents, especially in this time of pandemic.

Saludo ako sa ating mga pulis dito sa Pangasinan na pinilit tugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan upang makabawas sa kanilang intindihin ngayong may pandemya (I salute our policemen here in Pangasinan who are striving to provide the needs of our fellowmen to ease their burden during the pandemic)” he said. AAC

2 patay, 1 nawawala sa flashflood sa isang falls sa Cebu

Robie de Guzman   •   September 28, 2021

Natagpuan na ang bangkay ng dalawa sa tatlong indibidwal na napaulat na nawawala sa pagragasa ng tubig sa Tinubdan Falls sa Catmon, Cebu noong Linggo.

Ayon sa Catmon Police, natagpuan ang katawan ni Kenth Jude Monterola, 17, bandang alas-9 ng gabi habang ang bangkay naman ni Princess Alastra, 7, ay nakita noong Lunes ng alas-11 ng umaga.

Patuloy pang pinaghahanap ang isa sa mga biktima na kinilalang si Jacel Alastra, 32, at ina ni Princess.

Ang tatlo ay tinangay ng malakas na agos nang rumagasa ang tubig sa talon kung saan sila naliligo kasama ang iba pa nilang kasamahan.

Sa inisyal na imbestigasyon ng mga otoridad, makulimlim na at may inaasahang pag-ulan sa lugar at maaari umanong unang bumuhos ang ulan sa itaas ng bundok at bumaba ang tubig papunta sa nasabing talon.

Babala naman ng mga otoridad sa publiko na mag-ingat sa pamamasyal at paliligo sa mga talon, ilog at mga kahalintulad na  pasyalan lalo na kung maulan ang panahon dahil sa posibilidad ng biglang pagragasa ng malakas na agos ng tubig.

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