THE SEARCH FOR TOP PERFORMING LGUs ON RABIES PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR A RABIES-FREE CAVITE IN 2020

In relation to the Cavite Search for the Top Performing LGUs on Rabies Prevention and Control Program, the Provincial Validation Team rendered the on-site validation in cities/municipalities who obtained a rating of 70% and above based on a table assessment conducted by the Provincial Assessment Team on November 12-16, 2018 at the municipalities of GMA, Noveleta, Amadeo, Magallanes, Ternate and cities of Cavite, Imus, Dasmariñas and Tagaytay.

The search aims to increase the people’s awareness on rabies prevention and control, encourage people to become responsible pet owners, and increase the participations of non-government organizations, civil society organizations, and people’s organization. Likewise, the activity intends to strengthen LGU efforts of providing personnel who will fight against the eradication of rabies and recognize city/municipal officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance in connection with the rabies prevention and control. Moreover, the search seeks to declare Cavite as rabies-free province by 2020.

The Assessment and Validation Team is composed of members of the Provincial Rabies Coordinating Council from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), Department of Health (DOH), Provincial Health Office (PHO), Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Department of Education (DepEd), Provincial Government-Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO), Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), Provincial Cooperative, Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCLEDO) and Provincial Information and Community Affairs Department.

Presentation of validation results, announcement of winners and the awarding ceremony will be held on December.