Thursday, April 23, 2009

Posted below is a copy of the letter the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sent to the UP Dean of Physics regarding the incident with JC Candare and the kitten he killed:

Here's the reply PAWS got for the above

Response from UP College of Science Dean RE: Joseph Candare

From: Caesar Saloma
Subject: From Caesar Saloma/20 April 2009/Mr Candare
Date: Monday, 20 April, 2009, 6:56 PM
20 April 2009

Ms. Nita Hontiveros-Lichauco
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society, Inc
New Manila, Quezon City

Dear Ms. Hontiveros-Lichauco :

This is to acknowledge the receipt today of your letter dated 17 April 2009 concerning Mr Joseph Carlo Candare who made an entry in his blog that he killed a cat in a manner that is pathetic, appalling and worrisome.

The College of Science (CS) does not tolerate the cruel treatment of animals by any of its scientist, researchers and students. Mr Candare is a BS Applied Physics student of the National Institute of Physics (NIP) which is one of the eleven constituent units of CS (www.science. upd.edu.ph).

I will ask the NIP Director, Dr Arnel Salvador to meet with Mr Candare and to demand an explanation about the acts that he mentioned in his blog. The NIP will make a recommendation to my office about the possible action(s) that can be taken against Mr Candare according to existing University rules and regulations.

I assure you that the Office of the CS Dean will handle your serious concern promptly.

Maraming salamat po.

Sincerely yours,
Caesar Saloma

Caesar Saloma, PhD
Professor, National Institute of Physics
Dean, College of Science
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Hope he learns his lesson and really reforms from his old ways. What I'd wish and really want right now is for me to read an article one day with his name championing the cause of animal rights.

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