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Cocks crowing

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It’s 3 in the morning and I can hear cocks crowing. I’m not writing in some idyllic rustic setting but in the middle of Metro Manila, close to a national road with trucks rushing by.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Humane

More and more research studies have conclusively shown that animals, including those raised for food, are intelligent, sentient beings that can feel pain and fear.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Threatened

The discovery was strange and amusing, but there was no happy ending. On June 21, caddies at the Manila Golf and Country Club in posh Forbes Park, Makati, found a most unusual animal clinging to the branches of a tamarind tree near their barracks: a tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), endemic to the Philippines and usually found only in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Bohol.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Good dog

Though now with a face only a mother can love, Kabang is loved by everyone who knows of her extraordinary tale. On Dec. 14, 2011, the dog saved the lives of two young female cousins in Zamboanga City who were crossing a street unaware that a speeding motorcycle was heading their way. Kabang, the family pet, leapt into the motorcycle’s path and averted certain tragedy.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A dog’s life

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Brusco is a bulldog, or more precisely, a French bulldog, the type that invites cuddling, which he thoroughly enjoys and reciprocates by slobbering all over you. As bulldogs go, he snorts a lot so he sometimes ends up looking like he’s making tsismis, gossiping in your ear about all that’s been going on in the last few days with his humans. To entertain the kids at home, I’d occasionally interrupt Brusco and go, “And then?” or “Really?” and it’d look like he was picking up, continuing with his story.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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