REACH-OUT OPS: About 59 homeless persons and street dwellers have been rescued by the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) Rescue Team during a series of reach-out operations yesterday, November 25.
The operations were done along Lawton, Quiapo, Ayala Bridge, P. Burgos, Roxas Blvd. (service road), Mabini St., CM Recto, Divisoria, Soler St., Juan Luna, Tayuman, Abad Santos, San Marcelino, Quirino Ave., Nakpil St., Paco, Quirino cor. Osmeña, Mauro St., Mangga Ave., Tejeron St. and in the vicinity of Barangay 599 Zone 59.
These were also conducted in coordination with the Manila Police District – Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (MPD – SMaRT), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Makati Public Safety Department and Barangay 874 Zone 96 Kagawad Kristopher Alaba.
Rescued individuals were immediately transferred to the city’s rescue facilities as MDSW staff and volunteers continued to provide them with food and medical assistance.Aside from this, the Manila Sports Council (MASCO) and the Manila City Library also hold free film viewing and storytelling sessions enjoyed by the rescued individuals.
MDSW Director Re Fugoso said they regularly hold reach-out operations in accordance with Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’s plan to protect homeless persons and street dwellers from the COVID-19 pandemic. —SNO