“The laboratory test for Rabies Diagnostics is Free, we encourage the public if once your pet/ dogs die after biting a person, bring the specimen to the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RADDL). The fee of P200.00 is waived until December 31, 2016.” said DA - Animal Disease/ Rabies Focal Person Dr. Marie France Que- Jalao during the Rabies Awareness Month launching program in Ayala Central School, Zamboanga City.
The Department of Agriculture Region 9 through its Gender and Development (GAD) program recently sponsored the 1st Regional Women’s Forum at Hotel Guillermo, Pagadian City.
Some 100 women officers and members from different women organizations in Zamboanga Peninsula attended the said forum. Mrs. Marissa Mohammad, GAD Regional Focal Person said “women play a crucial role in our society. This forum aims to enhance women’s awareness on their rights and promote gender equality through community initiatives and advocacy.”Ms. Rosalyn Romo Echem, Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Accredited Speaker presented the different roles of women elaborating the Magna Carta for Women. This is strengthened by Republic Act 9710, an act defining women empowerment, the rights of the women to be protected, to participate and to be represented in decision and policy making.