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Mute but eloquent eyewitness

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Television generally promotes and profits from encouraging and servicing viewers’ escapist proclivities. But, once in a bracing while, some shows confront us with harsh reality, pressuring us not to run away from it, but to try to do something to make it right.

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The puppy chronicles

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THIS is Lily, our three-month-old Shih Tzu. Facebook photo

As many of you know, we have a puppy. She is a Shih Tzu and we call her Lily. Her birthday is Oct. 7 (which makes her a Libra, like my brother) and she is adorable. When we first met her, she was cuddling with her two sisters, all incredibly cute, curious little creatures. I [...]

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Leo rushes to Nepal tigers’ aid

NEW YORK—The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to work with the Nepal government in protecting the tiger population in that Himalayan kingdom. In a statement Wednesday, DiCaprio, 39, a WWF board member, said he was “hopeful” the money would help “exceed the goal” of doubling [...]

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Leonardo DiCaprio boosts Nepal bid to save tigers

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for the media before a press conference for his new film "Django Unchained" in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 7, 2013. DiCaprio is in Seoul to promote the film which is to be released in South Korea on March 21. AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

A foundation set up by actor Leonardo DiCaprio pitched in $3 million Thursday to save tigers in Nepal, whose plan to double the big cats’ population has shown success.

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Tail Tales

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My pet Chow Chow Drake is two years old. I got him from a breeder I found online. He’s pretty high-maintenance. He has to shower twice to thrice a week and needs to be brushed constantly so his fur won’t get tangled. I take him to the vet once or twice a month—to check on how he’s doing, or for his regular shots. He gives me pure happiness and a sense of contentment, and valuable training on how to take care of fragile living things, like future children! Pets are always at the door to meet you when you arrive home. Pets keep you company when you’re lonely. Plus, pets always seem content with their lives—that’s incredibly infectious. Drake eats only dog food—it’s tried and tested. I don’t want him to acquire allergies. But sometimes I give him doggie treats. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Fly with Oscar the Balloonist on journey of discovery

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At just eight years old, Oscar the inquisitive explorer has seen almost the entire world! From Poland to the Antarctic to the Nile in Africa, OSCAR THE BALLOONIST is on a journey of discovery which takes him and his trusty companion, Spike the cactus, on exciting adventures in his one-of-a-kind hot air balloon.

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Contradictory scripting stymies Kabang’s tale

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DAVAO. Portrays the hero dog’s flawed master.

The inspiring story of Kabang, the “hero dog of Zamboanga,” has been practically begging for dramatization on TV. After all, the askal mutt’s brave act of jumping in front of a speeding motorcab to save her master’s daughter from injury or even death rated media coverage not just locally but also internationally.

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Grace Lee’s Walsky

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My Maltese Walsky, now three years old, was a gift. I always buy him healthy treats.

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Tail Tales: Polo Ravales

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My pet Kookie, a female Saint Bernard, is now two years old. My baby is now a lady. I got her in Baguio City. Once every three months, I take Kookie to the veterinarian for a check-up. I don’t get to hang out with her as often as I want because I’m busy with work, but I try to take her for a 30-minute walk every day. She is my stress-buster. She’s super lambing. Affectionate and caring. She puts her big paw on my lap whenever she wants a hug and a kiss. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Justin Bieber’s monkey to become German property

Justin Bieber’s pet Capuchin monkey 'Mally’ sits on the head of an employee in an animal shelter in Munich, Germany. AP

Justin Bieber’s pet monkey is set to become the property of Germany.

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Tail Tales: Sheena Halili

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My 4-year Chihuahua Pepper is the baby of our family. She’s the one who wakes me up so we can eat together at lunchtime. I personally bathe and groom her. I’ve taken her to the groomer only twice. I’m scared that she would get hurt. I take her to the vet but not very often [...]

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Tail Tales: Sid Lucero

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My 2-year-old American Akita’s full name is Yumiko Mitzu Eigenmann or Yumi for short. I make sure to take her out to open spaces as often as I can. The vet visits Yumi once a month. Akitas are the most loyal breed in the world! Yumi hears only my voice.   She gives me unconditional [...]

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