April 20, 2024

Mayor Benjamin Magalong has deputized 15 officials and tanods of Country Club Village barangay as apprehending officers in stray dog control.

With the authority, they are tasked “to apprehend and issue citation tickets to those who shall violate any of the provisions of Ordinance 19-2021 or “An Ordinance Codifying Legislations on Dogs: The Responsible Dog Ownership Ordinance of Baguio City.”

In Executive Order 110-2022, Magalong said the barangay officials and tanods underwent training and orientation on the implementation of the provisions of the ordinance on Aug. 12 facilitated by the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO), which is a requirement for deputation provided in the ordinance.

Deputized were kagawads Verna Ayson, Domingo Tuguinay, Nestor Almag, Levita Concepcion, Romeo Chua, and Jonas Mariano; Sangguniang Kabataan chair Sonny Argueza; barangay secretary Rachene Castillones; and barangay tanods Juanito Derige Jr., Limuel Marquez, Fernando Ronquillo Jr., Rebecca Liwan, Danilo Estillong, and Jonathan Fabrigas. As apprehending officers, they can impose and enforce responsibilities of pet owners as provided in the ordinance; undertake apprehension for violation and issue corresponding citation tickets; supervise and implement monthly rabies vaccination of animals; seize stray dog found in public streets, highways, schools, parks, public playgrounds, churches, hospitals and places of the barangay; and deliver seized animals to the city animal pound. – Aileen P. Refuerzo