Guagua town se­cures anti-co­bra venom for con­stituents, nearby towns

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

GUAGUA— Mayor Dante Tor­res yes­ter­day an­nounced that the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Guagua was able to pro­vide five am­pules of Pu­ri­fied Co­bra An­tiVenom.

The mayor said that the anti-venom will en­able pub­lic health providers here with treat­ing snake bites from the Philip­pine co­bra, which is en­demic in farm lands of Guagua and other neigh­bor­ing towns.

The mayor an­nounced that the anti-venom is now read­ily avail­able at the Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal Me­mo­rial Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal.

“Hindi lang po taga Guagua ang pwede mag avail, pati na rin po ang mga taga karatig- bayan (It’s not only peo­ple from Guagua who can avail of it but peo­ple from other towns as well),” Tor­res said.

The mayor said that while in­ci­dents of snake bites are rare com­pared to other med­i­cal emer­gen­cies, the town deemed it nec­es­sary to ready such anti-venom in case of such rare emer­gen­cies.

While Guagua is con­sid­ered a highly de­vel­oped town, its in­dus­try is still mainly agri­cul­tural. And it is not un­com­mon for in­ci­dents of snake bites among those liv­ing in farm­lands and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

— Chris Navarro

RE­MEM­BER­ING MAYOR DOS. City of San Fer­nando Mayor Ed­win San­ti­ago to­gether with (L-R) City of San Fer­nando Wa­ter Dis­trict Direc­tor Joe Tulio, Tess Chua, wife of the late San Fer­nando Fil-Chi Cham­ber Pres­i­dent Ed­die Chua, PamCham Cor­po­rate Sec­re­tary Malou Garbes and Guagua Wa­ter Dis­trict Direc­tor Di­vine D. Tulio in pos­ter­ity dur­ing the sec­ond year death an­niver­sary of Ed­die ‘Mayor Dos’ Chua at King­bor­ough In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, City of San Fer­nando.

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