There is a strong mandate and legal framework of rabies eradication program in the Philippines. The National Rabies Prevention and Control Program empowered by the following;
The Anti Rabies Act of 2007 (R.A. 9482), R.A.8485, Department Orders and local ordinances provide strong mandate for the prevention and control of rabies from the national to the local level.
BP 97 : Act of providing for Compulsory Immunization.
Executive Order No.84: Declaring March as the Anti-Rabies Awareness Month
MOA on Inter agency Implementation of NRPCP: Signed May 1991- DA, DOH, DILG and DepEd.