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‘Benito,’ ‘Wilma,’ ‘Joma’ freed

The pets of Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma were presented to the media on Thursday at the Central Command in Cebu. The pets were with the couple during their arrest on March 22.

Benito, Wilma and Joma have been freed. No, they are not the top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Big dog meat syndicate eyed in Laguna bust


An animal welfare group hoped to bust what could be the “biggest” dog meat trading syndicate it has encountered, following the arrest of five of its supposed members in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Even diplomats talk about Mali


The Sri Lankan foreign minister who is currently in town for a four-day visit has been given an update on the condition of Mali, the elephant that came from Sri Lanka as a gift to the Philippines in the 1970s, which animal welfare activists want released from Manila Zoo.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Kabang’s owner given house and lot by Zamboanga city government


ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The city government has given a house and lot to the owner of hero dog Kabang.   Rodolfo “Rudy” Bunggal said he felt like he won the lottery when Mayor Celso Lobregat on Tuesday gave him a housing unit in a resettlement area in the village of Tulungatung here.   The [...]

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City honors Kabang


Every dog has its day, but few canines get a motorcade on their return home.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Penalties hiked for animal abusers in new measure


Animal abusers, especially those who make it their business to be cruel to animals in order to turn a profit, could soon find themselves slapped with higher fines and longer jail terms, after Congress approved a stronger animal welfare bill on its last session day.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Animal abusers face harsher penalties, longer jail time under bill


Animal abusers, especially those who make it their business to be cruel to animals in order to turn a profit, could soon find themselves slapped with higher fines and longer jail terms, after Congress approved a stronger animal welfare bill on its last day.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kabang’s master seeks help to keep hero dog’s life comfortable in Zamboanga City

Dr. Anton Lim is interviewed by the media as he holds Kabang, a two-year-old injured mixed breed, upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport early Saturday from San Francisco, California. AP

It will be a bittersweet homecoming for Kabang, the female dog that lost its upper snout while saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kabang expected back in Zamboanga by Saturday

Kabang, the dog who lost her upper snout saving two girls from a speeding motorcycle here last December,  breastfeeds her six puppies. JULIE S. ALIPALA/Inquirer Mindanao

Kabang, the heroic Philippine mongrel, is finally coming home on Friday after eight months of treatment in the United States for parasites, a form of cancer and an operation to close a wound the dog suffered in an accident that caused her the loss of her upper snout in 2011.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 suspected dog meat traders nabbed in Laguna


Police arrested two men believed to be collecting native dogs, or “aspins” (short for asong Pinoy), intended for butchering in the underground dog meat trade.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Animal rights group seeks higher penalty

Many were horrified to hear about the discovery of scarred, bleeding pit bulls crammed into cages in Indang, Cavite, when authorities raided an illegal dog fighting club in 2011.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay City tightens rule on pet registration

pasay city map

For pet owners in Pasay City, it’s a dog’s life.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Police, animal care group save 65 dogs


Authorities rescued 65 dogs from suspected dog meat traders in Alfonso, Cavite, on Tuesday.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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