Why Manila’s MRT-3 train welcomes cats on board but not children, with Kristine Fonacier | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 16, 2021

Metro Manila’s MRT-3 train line recently announced that pets are now allowed onboard their trains, much to the delight of pet lovers everywhere. But why do fur babies have more rights to travel over… actual babies? According to the city’s Covid-19 regulations, persons under 17 years old and above 65 are still not allowed to ride trains during this time, and we speak to Coconuts Manila Regional Managing Editor Kristine Fonacier to find out more.

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