By: Elena Grace Flores
Kanon, a 12-year-old Japanese mix-colored Carico or Caracal cat becomes instrumental in the advocacy of two cat lovers from Japan and the Philippines. The feline is a large, rufous-fawn creature with tufted black ears. It has creamy underbelly with faded brownish spots and long legs. The face has exquisite markings on top of those features. Wellness and Purina brands are its favorites. The conversations of both always include some drastic stunts because Kanon just likes to leap to catch its owner’s attention. Understanding such behavior is the beginning of a destined friendship.
Originally, caracals are among the most beautiful of wild cats. They dwell in India and Southeast Asia. Desert regions and wild forests are not for them. That’s why they can become domestic pets easily. Even its interference during Skype conversations is quite obvious in both cultures. It sure knows how to make a scene. However, like the kind-hearted owner, it can be pacified almost instantly.
Abandoned Too Soon
One night, the alerting noises did not come from Kanon. The tiny tingling meowing was hard to ignore. The somewhat annoying sound reaches Tokyo live from Manila. The Japanese cat can’t just settle down sensing that the owner is a little disturbed. It turns out that a two-week-old kitten was helplessly abandoned right at the garage. Worst, it’s not yet weaned.
The “Gift” of Friendship
The new kitten, “Gift” is very fragile. It just got lucky because the Japanese cat rescuer and carer knew exactly what to do. All instructions that very night was carried out in the Philippines with her detailed instructions.
The Nurturing Package
The co-parenting from both countries goes on with a nutritious package sent from Japan. Most stray Philippine cats do not usually have this privilege. Ideas sprout like mushrooms. Breeding beautiful felines can actually cost a substantial amount of money. However, better do it right from the start if they nurtured for a sustainable concept.
Can a Cat Cafe Thrive in the Philippines?
Days went by and “Gift” becomes an active kitten with a little sense of entitlement. Very demanding little creature sometimes. The good part is that at a very early time, it is definitely a joy. Someone to talk to when things are not turning to one’s favor and a child’s delight during tantrums. These therapeutic incidents can really make a cat cafe in the Philippines worthwhile to both humans and the highly neglected animals. They can be nurtured to their highest potential and in return, they can heal people. Though the setting must be an upmarket one. Just because people who are willing to pay for the experience are the well-to-do. Therefore, a decent, cozy, and captivating venue is a must. Definitely, it is something to dig deeper for.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Something to look forward to in the entertainment arena – British actor and star of ‘X-Men’ is coming to Manila for AsiaPOP Comic Con. Nicholas Hoult will indeed be in the Philippines at the APCC to hopefully meet his fans.
Hoult is known for playing Dr. Hank McCoy aka Beast in X-Men films First Class, Days of Future Past, and most recently, the unforgettable Apocalypse. He’s has played as Tony Stonem also in British TV series Skins, War Boy Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road, and R in Warm Bodies, and many more. He’s a seasoned actor indeed!
Fans can see him in person at APCC on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center along with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown (aka Eleven) and Holland Roden who plays Teen Wolf’s Lydia.
APCC Manila 2016 will also feature comic artists, singer Hiroshi Kitadani from JAM Project, a cosplay contest judged by Alodia Gosiengfiao and Myrtle Sarrosa, and more. Click on the link below to find out more:
By: Elena Grace Flores
The curfew for minors was imposed for their own safety but if it hinders family life, then it must be corrected. The lifestyle of Filipinos nowadays is changed because good jobs available for parents are during the night – and when it’s their day off, travelling with the family will be convenient in their usual schedule. Since they are usually up during the night, they can only be functional at the same time for their children to enjoy. So, hopefully, authorities would make the streets and neighborhoods safer than usual now that families and their minors can freely travel during the wee hours. Here:s the story:
The Inquirer reported: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday temporarily stopped the implementation of curfew ordinances for minors in Manila, Quezon City (QC) and Navotas. At the same time, the high court ordered the three local government units to comment on the petition filed by the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK). They have 10 days upon receipt of the resolution to comply.
It added: “The Court, acting on the Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition with Application for a Temporary Restraining Order challenging the “Curfew Ordinances” of the three local governments…issued a TRO effective immediately and until further orders enjoining the three local government units from implementing and enforcing the ‘curfew ordinances’,” the high court said Tuesday after its en banc (full court) session.
In its petition, SPARK said the Manila ordinance is contrary to Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act.
BACKSTORY: Youth group asks SC to nullify curfew ordinances
Under the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, curfew violations are considered status offenses. Status offenses are offenses which discriminate only against a child, while an adult does not suffer any penalty for committing similar acts. These shall include curfew violations, truancy, parental disobedience and the like. Curfew is allowed only if no penalty shall be imposed on children caught violating the curfew. Spark said, however, that in Manila, those caught violating curfews shall face a sanction of a reprimand for the youth and admonition for the parent or guardian. Petitioners added that the curfew ordinances deprive minors of their right to liberty and right to travel. Their parents, the petitioners said, were also deprived of their natural and primary right in rearing their children.
Ang Video na ito na nailathala sa Youtube noong January 29, 2015 ay nagpapatunay na hindi na pala kailangang humarap si Mayor Junjun Binay ng Makati sa Senado dahil lahat ng mga hinihingi nito ukol sa alegasyon sa overpricing ng mga proyekto sa Makati sa kanya ay naibibigay na.
Sabi ni Pimentel na pinapatunayan lang daw nila na kailangan humarap sa senado ang sino mang pinapatawag nito.
Pinapatunayan din ng human rights lawyers na sina Rene Saguisag at Joker Arroyo na isang paglalabag sa batas ang pagpipilit kay Mayor na humarap at magsalita dahil hindi siya sang ayon dito at wala nang dahilan para humarap dahil lahat ng kailangan para sa akusasyon ay nasa senado na.
Ang tanong; bakit hindi ilalahad ng senado ang mga sagot ni Mayor Junjun Binay sa madla at laging pinapalabas na ayaw humarap nito?
Camp Binay, a group of Binay supporters online is demanding for the release of Binay’s affidavit submitted to Pimentel since V.P. Jejomar Binay was the mayor of Makati and ran for Vice President during the 2010 national election. The affidavit contained the detailed response of V.P. Binay on the corruption allegations thrown against him.
Sen. Nancy Binay said that her father had already answered corruption allegations against him in an affidavit submitted to the subcommittee headed by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel.
Binay’s supporters now demanding to publicize V.P. Binay’s affidavit that ultimately explained the details of the responses on such allegations.
They are certain that even if it’s not necessary for V.P. Binay to appear on July 7, 2015 Senate Probe, this will be used against Binay to further destroy his reputation – to discredit him for the upcoming 2016 Presidential bid.