February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, December 3, (PIA) –Over the alleged dog shooting in Sikatuna in late October, that got reported on national television, authorities insisted that it was a stray dog.

And citing paragraph c of Provincial Ordinance 2007-002, authorities said the owners responsibility includes maintaining control of their dogs and not allowing them to roam the streets or any public place without a leash. 

It may be recalled that news which came out on national television late October focused on a complaint of a dog owner.

It dealt on a family dog which was shot by town rabies program authorities, during a stray dog elimination drive, in consonance with the provincial drive to keep Bohol rabies-free, by instilling responsible pet ownership by vaccination, dog population control by spaying or neutering and keeping them off the streets as menace to pedestrians and motorists. 

The shooter however missed hitting the fatal point of the moving target, that the dog escaped, returned home and expired several hours later.

Consequent investigation by the OPV task Force sent for a fact finding mission revealed that the shot dog was not a registered and thus unvaccinated dog, which a teacher and the family claimed as their own. 

“It would be hard for them to establish ownership,” task force members said.

“Besides, if they would insist on claiming the dog, they could be meted out with the penalties for failing to register and vaccinate their dog, submit the canine for mandatory vaccination and provide their dog with adequate food and shelter,” he continued, during an interview. 

“The owner is negligent in taking care of the dog,” the fact finding report stated. 

In the first place, there would have been no shooting had the owner complied with the law, it said. 

LGU Sikatuna is not remiss in the general conduct of the rabies program for they have exhaustively conducted information dissemination about the program and the ordinance during ABC meetings and barangay assemblies, Provincial Veterinarian and Bohol Rabies Prevention and Elimination Program Action Officer Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz said. 

Had the owner complied with the law, that particular dog would not have been considered threat to the general public and it would not have been subjected to field control through euthanasia specifically with the use of physical methods like the use of a specified fire-arm, the report stated. 

Department of Agriculture Administrative Order 13 s., 2010 provide that using a fire-arm not lesser than 22 caliber and used by a sharpshooter police or army member will do. (RAC/PIABohol)

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