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April 14, 2009

Catanduanes--An intensified rabies elimination campaign of the provincial government here has reeled off Tuesday (March 31) in the bid to attain a rabies-free Catanduanes by 2012.

In time for the Rabies Awareness Month on March, Gov. Joseph Cua, along with Vice Gov. Alfred Aquino, provincial and national government officials, joined Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Dr. Victor Atienza, DA Regional Executive Director Dr. Jose Dayao, and DOH regional director Dr. Nestor Santiago in the launching activities, including the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for a joint undertaking in carrying out the provincial antirabies campaign.

March 22, 2009

Legazpi City --Environment activists rescued what they believe might be the smallest living offspring of the world’s biggest fish— a whaleshark (rhincodon typus) the size of a forearm.

The World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature said maritime officials, along with the environment activists in Pilar, Sorsogon, a town in the eastern Philippines, rescued the 15 inch–long newborn whale shark last week and released it in deep waters.

March 12, 2009

Masbate CITY--If the murder of Vice Mayor Antonino de Jesus of Milagros town here is any gauge, then there’s reason to fear that the 2010 elections in this province could become the hottest and bloodiest in the annals of the province.

The grim scenario was underscored by no less than Bishop Joel Z. Baylon in his “open letter” to all elected officials of the province, municipalities and barangays.

March 12, 2009

Legazpi City--The 15-member training staff of the Police Regional Mobile Group (PRMG) here was relieved by Bicol police regional director Chief Sup’t. Paterno P. Bangui to give way to an impartial investigation on the hazing allegedly committed by the training officers against newly recruited police scout trainees triggered by video expose sent to the Napolcom regional office...

March 12, 2009

Sorsogon City--The provincial government of Sorsogon has started distributing PhilHealth cards to indigents and the underprivileged during the conduct of the Provincial Mobile Services Caravan (PMCS) in Irosin last week.

Recipients of the PhilHealth card automatically make them members of the Sponsored Indigent Program (SIP) under the Medicare Para sa Masa Program (MPMP) of the governor, which entitles them to various health benefits. These include primary consultations with general physicians; laboratory services such as chest x-ray, complete blood count and urinalysis; and subsidized hospital services including surgery, room and board.