Move over politikos, the four-legged friends reign supreme on August 26, the International Dog Day.

Puppy love: Meet the furry best friends of politikos

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Move over politikos, the four-legged friends reign supreme on August 26, the International Dog Day.

Get to meet the furry companions of politikos, including Batman, Mochi, Vega, Boogie, Kyoto, Yorme, Gunn, Goya, Kolette and Zion, as the world celebrates dogs, known as man’s best friend. The annual International Dog Day aims to raise awareness about dog adoption and safe environment for all dogs.

1. Batman

Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte is a proud parent of Batman. The young politiko often posts updates on Instagram about his four-legged best friend named after the dark knight.

 

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Brgy visitations today with my 7th grade official 😂

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new doggie trick: DANCE! 🤣🤣🐶🐶

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2. Vega and Hippo

Senator Risa Hontiveros has nothing but love for her two dogs. She posted a “very important” photo with her beloved Vega and Hippo on World Dog Day.

“This is very important. August 26 is International Dog Day! This is Vega and Hippo. Tag me in photos of your fur babies, I’d love to see them! 😄♥️🐶,” she said.

3. Mochi

Senator Grace Poe cuddled up to Mochi, her precious corgi dog, to mark the World Dog Day. The canine is a constant companion of the senator while working at home.

“Working from home has its advantages! I get to spend time with this one 🐶 Happy International Dog Day! #InternationalDogDay #dogs #corgi #wfh #SenatorPaw #DogLover #MochiTheCorgi,” she said.

4. Biggie

Biggie, the adorbs pug of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, loves pandesal.
The precious canine often keeps the Cabinet member company during her Zoom meetings at home.

Puyat, in a recent Instagram post, said she is thankful for Biggie who lifts her spirits especially when she feels down.

5. Kyoto

Kyoto, the latest addition to the Andanar household, recently marked his 1st birthday.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar recently spent a cozy post-birthday afternoon with the family dog.

 

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Post birthday walk with my family’s best friend Kyoto. I want to thank all of my well wishers. Cheers to 46! #mediaman

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Happy 1st Birthday to you, Kyoto! I thank God for bringing you to our family. #akitaworld

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6. Yorme

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is another politiko who treats his dog like a kid. Mayor Isko even brings his dog “Yorme” to work and finds time playing with the young yet large caucasian ovcharka.

 

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Meet “Yorme” 🐶

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7. Gunn, Pancakes, Waffles

Former Senator JV Ejercito has a soft spot for pups. He adores Gunn, his loyal best friend. The family also has two other corgis named Waffles and Pancakes.

On Wednesday, he introduced on Twitter the new family dog, even asking for possible names for the young corgi.

 

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My doggie GUNN! My bestfriend!

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GUNN. My doggie. My Bestfriend.

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‪Somebody is under the dining table! Asking for food? Hehe!‬ Our cutie Corgi, Pancakes!

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8. Goya, Kolette

Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and wife Korina Sanchez are major dog lovers. The parents of wonder twins Pepe and Pilar have several dogs including the chocolate labrador Goya and schnauzer Kolette.

“Dati puro aso Lang…Masaya din naman. 💚 It was a good life. 🐶💋” Korina said in a sentimental post on Instagram.

 

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Dati puro aso Lang…Masaya din naman. 💚 It was a good life. 🐶💋

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9. Zion

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr and wife Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado are huge dog fans. The power politiko couple showed their beloved pooch Zion on Facebook, saying the schnauzer brings happiness to their family.

“Happy International Dog Day sa lahat ng kababayan nating dog parents! Nami-miss ko na kakulitan si Zion. Totoo nga namang ibang saya at galak ang hatid nila sa ating tahanan kaya naman madalas ay itinuturing na natin silang parte ng pamilya at hindi lang mga alaga. I’ll play with you soon, Zion!” Revilla said in a Facebook post.

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