Police, Cebu City gov’t intensify efforts to rescue street children

Police, Cebu City gov’t  intensify efforts to rescue street children
STREET children. In this January 2022 photo, street children take shelter in a building in uptown Cebu City. / SunStar file

THE Anti-Mendicancy Board of the Cebu City Government and the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) have stepped up their efforts to rescue street children who will be caught entering public utility vehicles and handing passengers envelopes requesting money.

Lt. Col. Janette Rafter, deputy city director for administration of CCPO, said they will assign more police personnel to assist the city’s Anti-Mendicancy Board personnel in their rescue operations.

Earlier, City Councilor Jose Abellanosa filed a resolution requesting that the City Department of Social Welfare and Services and the Anti-Mendicancy Board save the street kids who may have been exploited by a criminal syndicate.

However, the police claimed that they have not yet monitored children being used by syndicates. / AYB, TPT

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