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DA-BAI to Hold Animal Welfare Kick-Off Celebration

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The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) will hold the Animal Welfare Kick-Off Celebration on October 4, 2016 at the BAI Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

With this year’s theme "Animal Welfare is Human Welfare," the activity emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts in promoting animal welfare and preventing animal cruelty in the Philippines.

The activity will highlight the recognition of K9 Hero Dogs under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)- Veterinary Dispensary Corps.

DA Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico P. Garzon, Jr. and DA-Committee on Animal Welfare (CAW) Chairperson Atty. Ernesto A. Tabujara III  are expected to attend the awarding together with officials from DA-BAI, non-government organizations (NGOs), and private sector.

On the other hand, Ms. Korina Sanchez-Roxas, Mr. Coco Martin,  Former BAI Director Dr. Rubina O. Cresencio, DA-CAW members, Regional Animal Welfare Officers (RAWOs) and attached animal welfare institutions will be given Plaque of Recognition for their exemplary contribution in promotion and implementation of the animal welfare in the Philippines.

Other activities of the celebration include: Holy Mass, pet blessing and oath taking of the newly elected officers of DA-CAW.


The Animal Welfare Week is celebrated every first week of October by virtue of the Presidential Proclamation No. 715 series of 2004 .








EMELINDA L. LOPEZ, DVM, MScNational Rabies Focal PersonAnimal Health and Welfare DivisionBureau of Animal Industry  Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100Contact Nos. (632) 928 2743/ 928 2836   MA. GRACIA N. DIZON-FLORES, DVMNational Animal Welfare Focal Person

Animal Health and Welfare Division
Bureau of Animal IndustryVisayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100Contact Nos. (632) 920 0421                                                                  


CAROLINE ANN D. RODERO                                                                                        

Information Officer II                                                                                                    

Bureau of Animal Industry                                                          

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