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Irresponsible Dog Owner

Lodging complaints against irresonsible dog-owner is as easy as 1-2-3, Bohol Rabies Prevention and Eradication Council has made pro-forma complaint sheets that make the move hassle free.
All a complainant needs to do is fill his name and address, check the violation from a list , date, time and place of violation and hand it over to the barangay chairman. Three days later, he should get results.
"With ordinance in place, anybody could easily lodge a complaint against a dog-owner who refused to be responsible with his pet," says provincial veterinarian Stella Marie Lapiz.
Dr. Lapiz, who is also the action officer for the Bohol Rabies Prevention and Eradication Program (BRPEP) said anytime soon, anti-rabies advocates would be leading the drive against dog-owners who would neglect the provisions of the ordinance.
Lapiz refers to the Provincial Ordinance 2007-17 which the provincial junta has passed to legislate a move to strategically confront rabies on a province-wide basis.
This …

Catigbian Bohol Tops Real Property Collection

By Rey Anthony Chiu, PIA
Small town with a big vision, Catigbian again topped Bohol towns in this year's real property tax collection efficiency by posting 138.07%, a Capitol document revealed.
"This means that the town assessor and treaurer have successfully done their jobs," Mayor Roberto Salinas was quick to add as he was asked to assess performances of his team during a recent talk with the media.
Both Salinas and Vice Mayor Necita Digaum stressed that the increased collection must translate to additional services for his constituents.
According to the Real Property Tax Collection Efficiency Report signed by Provincial Treasurer Eustaquio A. Socorin, Catigbain leads 18 other towns of Bohol's 47 in posting more than a hundred percent as compared to their set annual targets.
"Catigbian aimed to collect a little more than P1.5M in real property taxes for 2008", says Municipal Treaurer Ranulfo Suarez.
The town collected P2,12313.02 however, a high efficiency rati…

New Bohol Commander

By Rey Anthony Chiu, PIA
After a month and 18 days tour of duty commanding Bohol's 802nd Brigade, army Colonel Alex N. Albano moves over to a new assignment as Col. Alan R. Luga takes his vacated post.
8th Infantry Division Commander Major General Arthur Tabaquero presided over the highly ceremonial military turn over of command ceremony attended by mayors and civilian authorities at the Camp Rajah Sikatuna Tuesday, February 24.
According to Mgen Tabaquero, Luga came from an assigment in Mindanao's Compostela Valley leading the 1001st Brigade. He added that the military organization knows Col. Luga, who was born and raised in Cebu is familiar with the culture and way of life of the region.
On the other hand, Col. Albano, who used to be deputy commander of the 801st Brigade would finally be leading the troops assigned in West Samar.
Said to be the commander with the shortest stint in Bohol. Albano leaves, but not without scoring impressive accomplishments, including three brigade op…