REACH-OUT OPS: About nine homeless persons and street dwellers have been rescued during a series of reach-out operations by the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) last night, October 15. The operations were carried out along CM Recto, Eloisa St., T. Mapua St., Ongpin St, TM Kalaw Ave. and Taft Avenue.They were immediately transferred to the city’s rescue facilities as MDSW staff and volunteers continued to provide them with food and medical assistance. 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