Stars fete furry friends


VANESSA Matsunaga and her “plus one,” Alaskan malamute Simba

It was like Oscar night for local pet lovers.

Celebrities traipsed with their furry, four-legged friends on the red carpet for the recent “Dine With Paws” event at the Venetian Tent in McKinley Hill.

Staunch supporters of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) were feted and given awards.

Actress Heart Evangelista was cited for her work for PAWS’ “Beauty Beyond Breed” campaign. TV host Patricia Hizon was honored for helping the group raise funds for the past decade.

The Quezon City Criminal Investigation and Detection Team and prosecutors who worked on the case of the Korean dog-fight syndicate were similarly

HEART Evangelista is honored for her support of the “Beauty Beyond Breed” campaign.


Karylle serenaded the guests as she held her Shih Tzu, Lucky. Honoree Carla Abellana and new advocate Sharon Cuneta sent videotaped messages.

Christian Bautista, Carla Dunareanu, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Joey Mead, Regine Tolentino, Lander Vera-Perez, Daniel and Vanessa Matsunaga cheered the honorees on. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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