Mandaue vet says abusive personnel will face full force of the law

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/24/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Veterinary Office will not hesitate to punish their personnel who will be proven to have abused animals during the conduct of an impounding operation. Dr. Karen Merilles, Mandaue City Veterinarian,…

Cebu City dad: We need more funds for rabies vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak is encouraging Mayor Edgardo Labella to find funds for more rabies vaccine for the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF). Tumulak said that the DVMF had written…

Norwegian woman dies of rabies after rescuing puppy in Philippines

/INQ.net 05/11/2019

  OSLO–A 24 year-old Norwegian woman died this week of rabies, after she was bitten by a puppy she rescued while on vacation in the Philippines, her family announced. In February, while on holiday with friends, Birgitte…

DVMF seeks P2M aid for rabies vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The dry hot season made worse by the El Niño phenomenon has the potential to increase the risk of rabies among dogs. This was the pronouncement of Doctor Alice Utlang, the head of…

DVMF eyes rabies-free Cebu City as it gears up for Rabies Awareness month

Immae Lachica 03/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City as a rabies free city. This is the goal of the city’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) as it prepares for this month’s Rabies Awareness celebration. Dr. Alice Utlang,…

DOH-7 records five deaths due to rabies

Futch Anthony Inso 03/07/2018

Health authorities voiced alarm yesterday over the deaths of five persons due to rabies in Cebu province since January this year. Dr. Joanri Riveral, rabies program coordinator of the Department of Health regional office (DOH-7), said the…

Rabies deaths up by nine; animal bite cases rise to 20k

Patricia Erlaine N. Luardo 09/06/2017

THERE were nine deaths caused by rabies recorded and 20,591 animal bite cases reported to the regional Department of Health (DOH-7) office. During yesterday’s Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information Agency), DOH medical specialist Dr. Joanri Riveral said…

Barangays told to help round up strays

Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/01/2017

A RESOLUTION requiring barangay officials in Cebu province to coordinate with their city and municipal veterinarians in dealing with stray animals was passed by the Provincial Board (PB) in last Monday’s session. PB Member Thadeo Ouano said…

21 persons bitten by rabid dog in Mandaue City

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/22/2017

A rabid dog bit 21 persons in Barangay Casuntingan, Mandaue City over the weekend. They were aged 22 to 51 years old. Casuntingan Barangay Captain Oscar del Castillo along with the barangay tanods searched for the dog…

DOH to give free anti-rabies shots

Inquirer 01/07/2016

There’s no more reason to delay  getting an anti-rabies shot if one is bitten by a dog or cat. The Department of Health (DOH)  is providing free vaccines against the deadly infection in all 480  animal bite…

Summer alert up for rabies

04/24/2015

The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved last Monday a resolution  that seeks to eradicate rabies   in the province and to educate people on the risks of exposure to rabies, which is most common during summer. Health officers …

Health dep’t targets barangays, pet owners

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/16/2014

The Department of Health is focusing on the barangays and the pet owners as it intensifies its campaign against rabies this year. “We will visit towns and assist the LGUs (local government units). The campaign will also…

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