Why the MRT-3 train from Manila welcomes cats on board but not children, with Kristine Fonacier | The Coconut Podcast | Jul 16, 2021

Manila metro line MRT-3 recently announced that pets are now allowed on their trains, to the delight of animal lovers around the world. But why are fur babies no longer allowed to travel on … real babies? According to the city’s Covid-19 regulations, people under the age of 17 and over 65 are still not allowed to take the train during this time, and we speak to Coconuts Manila regional editor Kristine Fonacier, for more information.

Other stories include:

Mask violators in Canggu fined IDR 1 million on the spot | Thailand gives green light to Sinovac and AstraZeneca, cocktail of COVID-19 vaccines | Piss-tol missing: a police officer leaves his gun in the toilets of a shopping center | Emergency PPKM may be extended for 6 weeks: reports | Malaysian health minister mistakes Spanish flu for Spanish fly at university conference | The Taal volcano remains under high alert; 185 earthquakes detected in the last 24 hours | Singapore cat, victim of vaccine crash, turns out to be neighborhood star | Soldiers open fire, disperse crowds filling oxygen tanks in Yangon

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