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Singer Jona calls out barangay’s revised ‘Oplan Doghang’ poster for being too ‘negative’

By: - Content Strategist
/ 09:20 AM September 20, 2018

Image: Instagram/@jona

Apart from Carla Abellana, power belter Jonalyn Viray—more popularly known as Jona—called out the revised “Oplan Doghang” poster of Barangay Capri in Novaliches, Quezon City. The poster was slammed by animal rights advocates and netizens last week, with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society denouncing it for encouraging “violent acts towards animals as a means of animal control.”

The barangay officials have since apologized and revised their poster, but was still called out by Abellana for its message. Jona, too, took to social media to call out the barangay’s revised poster, echoing Abellana’s sentiments as she pointed out that their message was wrong for being too negative.

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Maganda naman po sana ang layunin niya para sa kanilang community regarding sa TAMA at responsableng pag-aalaga ng hayop,” wrote Jona last Sept. 18 on Instagram, referring to the barangay captain, Christian Cando. “Kaya lang MALING MALI lang po yung mensahe at napaka-negative ng ipinarating ng banner niyo.”

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Pinalitan na po nila ng bagong slogan ang campaign nila kontra iresponsableng pet ownership.. Nabasa ko po ang paliwanag ni Kapitan at humingi siya ng paumanhin sa lahat ng mga naapektuhan. Maganda naman po sana ang layunin niya para sa kanilang community regarding sa TAMA at responsableng pag-aalaga ng hayop, kaya lang MALING MALI lang po yung mensahe at napakanegative ng ipinarating ng banner niyo… – To Brgy Capt. Christian Cando, Sana lang po sa bago niyong slogan, instead na ituring ng inyong nasasakupan na "perwisyo" o "pinsala" ang mga hayop, MAS ipromote pa po natin ang RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP: I-educate ng mabuti ang lahat ng nasasakupan sa mga dapat at hindi dapat; dagdagan at lawakan pa po ang programa para sa "LIBRENG VACCINATION" at "SPAY & NEUTER" (para hindi na dumami ang mga alaga); at ipatupad ng MAIGI ang pagpenalize sa mga irresponsableng pet owners.. – Kung wala na po talagang ibang paraan at kailangang hulihin ang hayop na nakawala lang sa kalye, bigyan naman po natin sila ng MAAYOS at KUMPORTABLENG containment, yung hindi po sila nagsisiksikan sa isang kulungan, hindi nakababad sa init at ulan at merong silang maayos at malinis na pagkain at tubig na nakaabang… – Sana po totoo at ipapatupad niyo rin talaga yung sinasabi niyo na walang namatay at mamatay sa mga huhulihin niyo. Gagawan ng paraan para ipaadopt ang mga nahuling hayop. Dahil kami po mismo nawitness namin dito sa aming Barangay – Bagong Silangan QC, siksikan lahat sa maliit na kulungan ang mga nahuli nilang hayop, walang pagkain at tubig na nakastandby, exposed pa sila sa init at ulan… Ilang beses na namin tinawag ang attention pero hanggang ngayon wala pa ring pagbabago. – Sana po seryosohin ng lahat na ang negligence at maltreatment sa mga hayop gaya ng mga nabanggit ko sa taas ay klase ng Animal Cruelty/ Abuse, at yun po ay violation ng Animal Welfare Act at may kaparusahan. Umaasa po kami Capt. Christian Cando at sa IBA pang mga nagsasagawa ng panghuhuli, na alam niyo rin po itong Bill na ito bilang kayo po ay mga opisyal..

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The original poster read: “Oplan ‘Dog’Hang! Wag nang manlaban, isuko na ang alagang hayop! Upang hindi na makapinsala at makadumi sa kapaligiran.”

In the revised poster, “Doghang” was removed from the operation’s name to read: “Oplan Kontra Iresponsableng Pag-Aalaga ng Hayop.”

Despite the revision, however, Jona still found the message of the poster problematic. Jona addressed the barangay captain in her post, wishing that they promoted responsible pet ownership instead of treating animals as an inconvenience.

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Sana lang po sa bago niyong slogan, instead na ituring ng inyong nasasakupan na ‘perwisyo’ o ‘pinsala’ ang mga hayop, MAS i-promote pa po natin ang RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP.”

Jona gave some concrete measures that the barangay can do instead, saying they should focus on education and free services such as vaccination and neutering.

“I-educate ng mabuti ang lahat ng nasasakupan sa mga dapat at hindi dapat; dagdagan at lawakan pa po ang programa para sa ‘LIBRENG VACCINATION’ at ‘SPAY & NEUTER,'” she wrote. “At ipatupad ng MAIGI ang pag-penalize sa mga irresponsableng pet owners.”

Jona also hoped that should there be no other way, the barangay should give the animals comfortable containment, “Yung hindi po sila nagsisiksikan sa isang kulungan, hindi nakababad sa init at ulan at merong silang maayos at malinis na pagkain at tubig na nakaabang…”

Jona cited her own experience in her barangay in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, where the animals were all cramped inside their cages. She shared that they’ve called the barangay’s attention many times, but still, no change has come.

Lastly, Jona hoped that Cando and the other barangay officials would take animal negligence and maltreatment seriously and be were aware of the amended Animal Welfare Act (RA No. 10631/8485).

Sana po seryosohin ng lahat na ang negligence at maltreatment sa mga hayop gaya ng mga nabanggit ko sa taas ay klase ng Animal Cruelty/ Abuse, at yun po ay violation ng Animal Welfare Act at may kaparusahan.”  /ra

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