Couple builds ‘island sanctuary’ for 106 dogs in Cebu | ABS-CBN News
BANTAYAN ISLAND, Cebu — She was once told by her parents to shy away from stray dogs because of their tendency to bite.
But then she found a man who gave her a hundred reasons to love animals.
Twenty-nine-year-old Tina Tee recalled how her parents instilled in her the fear of dogs during her childhood years. She assumed that the animal’s goal is to attack anyone who comes in its way.
That is until she met Greg Wells, 48, an Australian she met in a coffee shop.
It was his passion for dogs that changed Tee’s attitude towards the animals. The sudden shift wasn’t easy for her, but she never regret crossing paths with him.
As their love for each other grew stronger, their advocacy for animal welfare started as well.
“I was really trying to get away from them. But he said, ;No! They do not bite. They need our care.’ Look at me now, I love dogs,” Tee said.
It all began when they saw a stray dog, in a pitiful condition, roaming around the streets of Cebu City. They adopted the dog and named her Tyra.
It was just the first of many stray dogs that they tried to rescue.
They went to the island of Bantayan where they found more dogs to take care of. Now they have 106 dogs — with the number still increasing.
The couple fenced a property which they just recently bought in Santa Fe town in northern Cebu.
They dubbed it an “island sanctuary” as it houses a quarantine area for sick dogs, a pet cemetery, and a composting corner for dog waste.
“They are like our children already,” Wells said referring to how the dogs turn into stress-relievers.
Like in any other relationship, the couple also has petty arguments, but Tee said that if ever they decide to part ways, the dogs must still be given the same attention.
She believes, however, that the dogs are helping their relationship survive since they always find a reason to stick together.
Wells admits that the challenge is sustaining the dogs’ daily needs. It is for this purpose that they appeal to individuals, animal advocates, and government agencies to assist them in nursing the dogs.
He also said that while he may not be natural-born citizen of the country, he feels for the urgent need to educate the public about the basic right of every dog to live.
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Thousands to down a ‘cheeky mojito’ on Tube in honour of Diane Abbott | Metro News
15.2k Shares Thousands have pledged to drink a tinny on the Overground in honour of Diane Abbott (Pictures: REX/Facebook)
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard Labour MP Diane Abbott has gotten into a bit of hot water for drinking a tinny on an Overground train.
Her decision to swig the alcoholic M&S mojito ran afoul of Transport for London laws – brought in by then-London Mayor Boris Johnson in 2008 – dictating that it illegal to consume alcohol on public transport.
Her actions could have caused an uproar, but have actually ended up uniting the British people in their love for tinnies.
After all, what could possibly be better on a hot day than a canned cocktail?
Now, more than 10,000 people have joined a Facebook group pledging to meet up and down a Mojito on the Overground in honour of the Shadow Home Secretary on June 22. The Facebook page has garnered a lot of attention so far (Picture: Facebook)
Of course, there is no way to tell how many people will actually show up, but for now we can enjoy the hilarity that has ensued on the internet. Advertisement Advertisement Hottest Easter Sunday on record for everywhere in UK but England
The picture of Ms Abbott downing the rum cocktail was taken last Saturday as she travelled through her Hackney constituency.
A passenger told the Sun, who obtained the picture: ‘She kept her head down and was staring at her phone but kept slurping from the can.
‘There are clear signs up in the carriage which say alcohol is banned. She was lucky there wasn’t an inspector on board.’ Will you be joining? (Picture: James McCauley/REX/Shutterstock)
Ms Abbott apologised after the picture of her enjoying her beverage were published on a number of national news websites.
She received several supportive messages in reply to her tweet, with one Twitter user writing: ‘I’m sincerely sorry you feel the need to say sorry Diane and I hope you really enjoyed the drink it’s no one’s business but yours.’
Another said: ‘Put it in a water bottle next time’.
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Regine Velasquez twits Locsin: ‘Akala ko pa naman matalino ka’ | Inquirer News
Regine Velasquez (Inquirer Entertainment file photo)
MANILA, Philippines — Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez did not mince her words when Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the Philippines and China must not go to war over some kind of shellfish, but the latter should just pay for it.
“Ang akala ko pa naman matalino ka. Ako ay simpling tao lamang na may simpleng pagiisip,” Velasquez said in a tweet on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT
“These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food sinistral nila ang ating karagatan!!!!” She added.
Ang akala ko pa naman matalino ka. Ako ay simpling tao lamang na may simpleng pagiisip. These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food sinistral nila ang ating karagatan!!!! FEATURED STORIES NEWSINFO She thought it was a scam: ‘Yolanda’ survivor wins P25M NEWSINFO Palace: Pangilinan is ‘deaf and blind’ to Duterte’s achievements NEWSINFO Dole checking Chinese shops on Boracay
— regine alcasid (@reginevalcasid) April 19, 2019
Locsin replied and pointed out: “Pero ang problem ay hindi po territorio natin yun. EEZ [exclusive economic zone].”
The encounter came after Locsin said China should just pay for the giant clams “like fish in market” instead of coming to war with the Philippines.
“I am not going down in history as a clam defender, okay? It’s a complaint; we’re looking into it; but these are just fucking food; no one goes to war for clams (maybe Oysters of Locquemariaquer) but they just happen to be OUR food. They should pay for them like in fish market,” Locsin said.
I am not going down in history as a clam defender, okay? It’s a complaint; we’re looking into it; but these are just fucking food; no one goes to war for clams (maybe Oysters of Locquemariaquer) but they just happen to be OUR food. They should pay for them like in fish market. https://t.co/dweKIIL5mE
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) April 16, 2019 ADVERTISEMENT
READ: Locsin won’t go to war over giant clams, but says China must pay
Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo previously said China’s harvesting of giant clams in Scarborough Shoal “is an affront to our territory and to our sovereignty” while Locsin assured the government would be taking “legal action” against China’s actions. /jpv
READ: China poaching of giant clams in Scarborough ‘affront’ to PH territory, sovereignty
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