on how we vote'
Register now, Comelec commissioner urges
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon yesterday called on Negrenses to register and have their biometrics taken before the October 31 deadline, so they can vote in the 2016 polls.
“It is very important that the Filipino people exercise their right to vote on May 9, 2016. The future of our country, its economic development, alleviation from poverty and the protection of human rights all rest on the quality of political leaders that we will elect,” she said.
Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he has narrowed his 2016 poll options down to two.
“My options are down to two, vice governor or nothing,” said Lacson, who is a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition and Love Negros.
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LGUs support urged
vs. spread of rabies
The Department of the Interior and Local Government is encouraging local chief executives to actively support the World Rabies Day today, on the theme, “End Rabies Together”, considering that the Philippines is one of the 10 countries in the world with high incidence of rabies cases.
This year's observance, which will be held in conjunction with the Animal Welfare Week spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry, will be highlighted by a series of activities, that include the declaration of rabies-free zones, the conduct of mass dog vaccination, dog walk and pet blessing, at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento is urging LCEs to mobilize their provincial/city veterinary offices and municipal agriculture offices to support the event, by organizing activities to create awareness about rabies mitigation and responsible pet ownership, or promoting WRD related events through the distribution of IEC materials, a press release from the DILG said.