“Serial Cat Killer” says sorry, still bombarded by blogosphere

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Over at the Philippine blogosphere, a certain John Candare has been labeled as a “serial cat killer” with his post on his Multiply site (in the PH, Multiply is one of the more popular social networks in conjunction with Facebook and Friendster). The original post was deleted, but for posterity’s sake, Rico from Technogra has found the cached version:

… On our way out of old NIP I saw the cat I almost killed last Tuesday. Now everyone knows I hate cats. It’s an unexplainable feeling towards them. Like some internal hatred. Hindi ko talaga alam kung bakit pero anumang pagpipigil sa sarili ay hindi sapat upang mapangibabawan ang panggigil ko sa mga pusa (I don’t know why but whenever I try to stop myself, I really can’t because I get a kick out of doing these things to cats). I pulled it on its tail and threw it. Then like some pro wrestler I jumped on it and my feet landed on it’s torso. Slam! Felt good! But the cat didn’t die, well not yet. It ran for it’s life and just as I was about to catch up on it somebody yelled: “Pwede bang pabayaan mo yung pusa?!” (Can you just leave the cat alone?). It was instant and involuntary. I stopped on my tracks. Nobody ever stopped me when assaulting cats. Well I guess there’s always a first time for everything. The cat got away. Or at least that’s what i thought. So we went to lunch Mel, Jayson, Tracy and me. After lunch, balik na sa kung anumang naiwang gawain (we just went back to do whatever we needed to do). Then Tracy and Mel told me ” Hui Jc napatay mo yung pusa” (Hey JC, I think you just killed the cat). Hours later, habang abala sa XRD, a guy came in. Tanong niya: “Sinong pumatay dun sa pusa?” (Who killed the cat??) Bang! Dat was me boi. Guilty as charged. I didn’t see it die pero sabi ni Myles it coughed up blood or at least something like that daw. Didn’t realize I gave it a fatal hit. This isn’t the first time I’ve killed a cat but this time it’s different. It didn’t occur to me back then that the cat had a leash. So I think somebody owns it. Well it’s very well loved in NIP from what I heard and I just ended it’s life. So there you go I’m sorry. And I wont be striking another one for maybe about a month. It feels good when your beating it(a cat) up but you suddenly feel something strange when it turns off permanently. That’s how I feel right now. And maybe for the next days. Dang, am I a cat serial killer?

The Philippines is an Asian country with a strong online community. Despite having more than 7,000 islands, most of the action happens in the capital of Manila where the biggest penetration of Internet users are. Actual meet ups are fairly common so there is always some sort of offline fulfillment from the blogs and forums. What makes this even more interesting is that Manila is very small — someone is always another friend’s family member or relative so it’s a pretty tight community. So here’s a situation where your online rep can really affect your close friends. His classmates, family and friends will all know.

Can your online reputation serve as an intervention? Maybe in this case it was.

Nota Bene: Bloggers have been posting photos from LOLCats to try to lighten up the situation. The guy did apologize, and hopefully this will teach him a lesson to be nicer to cats.

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  1. By brian posted on April 18, 2009 at 11:22 am
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    Metro Manila has a huge population of 11.5 million. It ranks on the top 15 in the world, beating Paris, London and Moscow. I don’t think it’s small.

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  2. By jay posted on April 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm
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    not the entire 11.5 million have internet access. anyway that’s not the point. we’re not talking about population here, it’s more like “degrees of separation”.

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  3. By Ivy posted on April 22, 2009 at 11:08 am
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    Sorry is not enough. The case has reached the dean and the chancellor and a lawsuit is being filed.

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  4. By line posted on April 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm
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    Everyone may not have i’net access but the case did reach the general public through TV.

    Blog community is not that big in the Philippines; pinoy, mostly, just log in to the net to check Social Networking websites.

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  5. By DANTE AND VERGIL posted on May 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm
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    HAVE A LYFE MY FRIEND…

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  6. By DANTE AND VERGIL posted on May 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm
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    This is hillarious maybe dat serial ‘cat’ killer guy have an attic in his head…
    have a life…

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  7. By shadowcat posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:47 am
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    im an ailurophile, and if ever i see this person, im gonna do what he did to those cats

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  8. By Neill posted on May 3, 2009 at 11:14 pm
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    Sorry is not enough, as he have said, he would stop for now. He should be punished, maybe do community service like picking up stray cats and caring for it in some animal rescue org.

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  9. By kit posted on May 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm
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    i love cats so this terrible thing is really an insult for someone like me.Sayang you’re a UP student.How disgusting.

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  10. By jp posted on May 5, 2009 at 1:30 am
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    It may be just one kitten. And it may be just one person. But it’s supposedly a premier institution we’re talking about — an institution that imparts knowledge, skills and values, and is a training ground for how future leaders and movers of society are supposed to act when unleashed on the world.

    One act of violence against one small kitten by one youth from UP is like saying a site like Cherry Hill doesn’t have to worry about one additional tree being felled to accomodate just one more house. Do we wait for the proverbial straw to break the camel’s back?

    Mr. Candare obviously needs professional help. And we should send a message to those with similar violent tendencies that such impulses are unnatural and cannot go unchecked in our society. He is not a manly hunter out to provide for his family. It is simply a sadistic act! And he even had the gall to brag about it! Who knows where such behaviour will lead to? We cannot do anything about the kitten anymore. But we can do a lot for Mr. Candare, for others like him, and for their potential victims.

    Intervention is needed at this point…on many levels! The UP of yore didn’t need such petitions to act on supposedly “small” events such as this one, its leaders knew enough to act straightaway on events of value.

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  11. By mhitch posted on May 5, 2009 at 8:08 pm
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    whatta guy ! no respect for animals .. huhuhu .. i feel kinda sad for the cat .. (even though they say that cats have 9 lives) .. it still isn’t fair ..

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  12. By vixel posted on May 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm
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    my god.u suck dude..hope you’d die the same way the cat had

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  13. By i Am John posted on May 15, 2009 at 7:27 pm
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    tsk tsk what a pathetic kid,only a dumb ass like you will a innocent cat,hayzzzzz hope someone will also jump on your torso and laugh at you while your dying ^_^

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  14. By Cat Luver posted on May 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm
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    This dumb ass should be expulsed from the University of the Philippines Diliman, he does not deserve any society funded education, what he needs is a psychiatrist and grand room at National Center for Mental Health at Mandaluyong City.

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  15. By Patti posted on June 5, 2009 at 6:12 pm
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    This guy does not need/deserve therapy. He’s a sadist with no conscience and therapy is useless for a waste of space like him. It just doesn’t work. Sociopaths CANNOT be cured. Serial killers (of humans) very often begin by torturing/killing defenseless animals, like these poor cats. This sicko will, I guarantee you, go on to become another Ted Bundy if he is not stopped.

    He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Hell is too good for sickos like this!!!

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  16. By kelsey posted on June 13, 2009 at 1:54 am
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    this is not fair for cats. do these people who are killing the cats have a prob with them?? what have cats done to these people who are slaughtering these poor inisant animals!!! I am buying some banoculars and i am going to keep a watch on those idiots who are hurting cats. i hope the people whon are go to jail for there whole life! i am a cat lover and i hope that i find those magets and slaughter them to see how they like it!!

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  17. By kelsey posted on June 13, 2009 at 1:58 am
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    you asshole!! why where you trying to kill a cat!! what have they done to you?? you want me to call the police and get you arrested??? if someone is hurting a cat or wants to kill one, tuff nub your going to jail!! i hope to visit you in jail and let my foot take a journey up your ass!!!!!

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  18. By Patti posted on June 13, 2009 at 11:45 am
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    He isn’t sorry for what he did either. His so-called “apology” would be laughable if it weren’t so manipulative and hypocritical.

    He admits that this is not the first cat he’s killed–and he admits it’s only a matter of time til he does it again!

    Lock him up and throw away the key!!!

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  19. By vixel posted on June 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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    easy guys…he’s an ass hole..everyone knows that..and he doesn’t know what he’s doin’…coz he’s a moron studying in a prominent schl..die asshole

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  20. By Beth posted on June 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm
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    What an a**hole! Loser. Go get a respectable job and leave animals alone. They are God’s creatures and you WILL be punished.

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  21. By Diana posted on June 23, 2009 at 2:43 am
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    Bring this pathetic excuse of a man to my place and see what I would do to him.

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  22. By Bren posted on August 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm
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    pathetic loser.

    I also get a kick at killing uncivilized morons like you.

    one tip: maybe, just maybe if you’ve had a leash I’ll try to keep myself from stomping on you till you die.

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  23. By gerome posted on August 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm
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    be thankful that you’re not a cat.. for I will do the same thing to you..
    hays.. hit yourself, not the innocent cat,, have a life..

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