The Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental is ready to release the P1,289,500 allowance for 861 paraveterinarians for the months of September and October, AzenethDimaandal, paravet coordinator, said yesterday.
Dimaandal said paravets are given a P500 monthly stipend for assisting PVO in implementing its programs and projects in their assigned local government units.
Paravets conduct vaccination, animal monitoring, and deworming in remote barangays, she said.
PVO is training pastors and youths to become paravets to help the province monitor and evaluate animal management especially the beneficiaries of the Negros First Animal Dispersal program, Dimaandal also said.
Paravets assigned in the cities of Bago, Talisay, Sagay, Escalante, Cadiz, Kabankalan, and Victorias and in the towns of Isabella, Ilog, EB Magalona, Manapla, Moises Padilla, Binalbagan, La Castellana, Murcia, Valladolid, Cauayan, Hinigaran, and San Enrique are covered by the two-month allowance, Dimaandal said.
However, Paravets have to submit their monthly reports before their allowances are released, she said.
The PVO has to get their reports so we can monitor the livestock development of the province and we can evaluate their performance, Dimaandal added. *LTG