Albee urged to form Bacolod ZOD team

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The Bacolod City Council is urging Mayor Albee Benitez to implement City Ordinance No. (CO) 995, which establishes the ZOD verification and certification team.

The city council cited the Department of Health’s (DOH) ZOD Program and health education campaign in a resolution passed last week.

Implementing ZOD in every barangay intends to motivate households to adopt sanitary habits to prevent illness, enhance their standard of living, and enhance community cleanliness, the measure stated. (

Section 2 of the CO 995 mandates the creation of the ZOD Assessment Team, and Section 3 details the duties and responsibilities of the team.

The team will be led by the city mayor, with the vice mayor serving as deputy chairman. Other members will include the Bacolod City health officer, chair of the Committee on Health and Sanitation, the president of Liga ng mga Barangay, the Department of Public Services, the City Legal Office, a sanitary inspector, the president of barangay health workers, DOH representatives, the Department of Agriculture, and the City Veterinary Office.

Furthermore, the City Health Office encourages and promotes ZOD in the aftermath of reported cases of food- and water-borne diseases in this city.