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Metro Newsbits for March 8, 2014

Bomb Threat

Operatives of the Pasig City Police Station-Special Weapons and Tactics Group-Explosives Ordnance Division (PNP-SWAT-EOD) were sent yesterday morning to Sta. Lucia High School in Pasig City due to a bomb threat sent through text that turned out to be negative. Reports reaching the Pasig City Police Station-Tactical Operations Center disclosed that the principal of the school called up the Pasig City Command Center at 8:38 a.m. yesterday to report about the bomb threat in their school located at Tramo St., Rosario Village, Pasig City. An employee of Sta. Lucia High School, who requested anonymity, earlier refused to confirm the reported bomb threat, stressing that students and teachers just underwent a “fire drill.” (Francis T. Wakefield)

Rabies Awareness

The National Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (NRPCC) will hold the Rabies Awareness Month Kick-Off Activity today, March 8, at the Payatas Main Barangay Hall on Bulacan Street, Area B, Payatas B, Quezon City. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is expected to lead government officials in the event. Other officials expected to grace the ceremony are Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona, and DOH Assistant Secretary Enrique A. Tayag. With this year’s theme “Working Together for a Rabies Free Philippines,” the activity highlights the importance of collaborative efforts and dog vaccination as a key strategy for eliminating rabies and declaring the Philippines Rabies Free in 2020.