May 23, 2024
DOG-CATCHING TOOLS — Bontoc, Mountain Province Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. led the turnover of the dog-catching tools to officials of the four central barangays in the capital town as part of municipality’s anti-rabies program. Earlier, the barangay officials also underwent training on dog catching and ON strengthening environment and solid waste management programs. — Jovi Lopez

BONTOC, Mountain Province – As part of its strengthened campaign on lessening the number of stray dogs, the four central barangays of Bontoc received dog-catching tools from the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG). 

Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr., members of the sangguniang bayan, and Municipal Agriculturist Renato Falag-ey led the turnover of tools for catching of dogs to the barangay officials of Bontoc Ili, Caluttit, Samoki, and Poblacion on May 22 at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.

The tools include catching poles with nets, animal handling gloves, and dog cages. 

Agricultural Technologist Sheryl Tumingeb of the OMAG said the provision of tools to the four central barangays is a follow-up intervention of the municipal government after the training on dog catching, which was participated in by tanod from the four barangays as well as Municipal Health Office personnel in March. 

It is lodged under the capital town’s Rabies Program which aims to prioritize the safety of its people and the cleanliness and sanitation of the town center. 

 Tudlong said capacitating the barangays with appropriate training on dog catching and equipping them with necessary tools form part of the present administration’s roadmap that includes ecosystem regeneration by strengthening environmental and solid waste management programs and sanitation.

He appealed to the public anew to be responsible pet owners and encouraged everyone to cooperate in the promotion and maintenance of a healthy and clean environment. – Alpine L. Killa-Malwagay