• Camiguin subsidizes transportation of lanzones


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    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 21 (PIA) — To control the unsafe transport of lanzones via pump boats to the mainland and Bohol, the provincial government is offering free transport to traders here.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romuldo came up with the proposition in his meeting with the local traders, recently, concerned with their welfare as well as wastage of the fruit when boxes are thrown out into the sea in cases of bad weather.

    The governor emphasized on their safety specially that the province has no search and rescue capability.

    “These vessels are not designed to carry loads of people or commodity. The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) only recommends at least 12 meters long pump boats, capable of carrying 10 tons minimum load to ply between Bohol and Misamis Oriental,” he explained.

    The governor, however, assured that daily trips to Bohol will resume at the end of this month, as of today there are only two schedules available, every Monday and Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, apart from shipping, the local government also revisited the ordinance on packaging and seeking the assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to improve the packaging, to be at least compartmentalized to prevent rotting and standardize the weight each boxes hold to 20-kilos. (JCValcorza/PIA)

     

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    Camiguin scales up rabies control program

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 8 (PIA) — Upholding its rabies free status, authorities here have also scaled up efforts in strengthening quarantine measures.

    “We have been strictly observing entries of dogs in ports and airports, in fact have confiscated four dogs already in the first semester of the year,” said provincial veterinarian Louis S. Bollozos.

    Other than quarantine, the provincial government has ensured the continuous implementation of the rabies control program which includes the bi-annual conduct of house-to-house rabies vaccination throughout the province, and the provision of free vaccines to walk-in clients.

    The accomplishment to date records some 3,636 cats and dogs vaccinated or some 2,246 families served.

    The Rabies Information and Education (IEC) program which intends to push awareness on the dangers of rabies has also been carried out, including the random catching activities for stray dogs. (JCV/PIA 10)


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