CAPITOL GROUNDS, Balanga City – Led by the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV), employees of the Bataan Provincial Capitol held its second flag raising ceremony for the year 2017 this morning, January 9.
OPV Chief, Dr. Albert Venturina, narrated a brief history, objectives, accomplishments, and targets of said office.
Aligned with the province’s vision of having the lowest poverty incidence to attain top-level human development index, the office provides programs in livestock and poultry development to increase meat sufficiency by 5% through 10% detection of animal produced in the province,” and with that, one of the highlights of their July-December 2016 accomplishments was the “Animal Health and Development Programs” which provided consistent poultry and piggery farm inspection that minimized the fly infestation problem.
According to Venturina, it only means that if you dine in restaurants and fast food chains like Gerry’s Grill, Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, and Jollibee, you will notice the decreased incidence of flies in the area.
He also mentioned the rabies status and the actions that have been taken by their office namely: coordination with the LGUs, PHO, and DILG, free anti-rabies vaccination in all barangays, celebration of the World Rabies’ Day last September 28, 2016, and promotion of responsible pet ownership through barangay meetings.
The office’s targets for 2017 include the livelihood assistance to Barangay Quinawan in Bagac, Sitio Kanawan, Barangay Binaritan in Morong, Barangay Capunitan in Orion, and other coastal barangays through animal dispersal, meat processing, and other services that their office renders.
In the end, Venturina said that all of these were made possible through the cooperation of everyone and the all-out support of Governor Abet Garcia.