Search for Stray Dogs/Rabies Free Barangay was launched in Tacloban City.

Search for Stray Dogs/Rabies Free Barangay was launched in Tacloban City.

Search for Stray Dogs/Rabies Free Barangay was launched in Tacloban City.

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In observance of the National Rabies Awareness Month, a “Search for Stray Dogs/Rabies Free Barangay” was launched in Tacloban City.

Selected employees of the City Hospital, Barangay Affairs Office, City Health Office, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, City Information Office and the City Veterinary Office will conduct the on-site evaluation that will determine the winner of the contest.

On Monday, March 4 the employees who will act as evaluators attended anorientation conducted by Dr. Eunice Alcantara and Dr. Rogiel Mahai at the Tacloban City Training Center.

They will be grouped into 5 teams, and will rate the participating barangays based on the following eight criteria: Record of Dog Population Survey (10 points), Adoption of the Barangay of the City Ordinance (15 points), Record of Barangay blotter of Animal Bite Cases (10 points), Record of negative results of samples submitted to RADDL (Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory) (10 points), Rabies Awareness Posters in strategic places in the barangay (10 points), Negative Human/Animal Cases for the past five years (15 points), Record of Dog Registration/Vaccination (10 points) and On-Site Evaluation/Enumeration of Stray Dogs (20 points).

At least 10 barangays have so far signified their interest to join the said Contest and each will be evaluated anytime from March 18 to March 22, 2019. The awarding of winners is tentatively set on March 29, 2019. (R. Calipara/CIO)

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