REACH-OUT OPS: About 34 homeless persons and street dwellers have been rescued during a series of reach-out operations by the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) Rescue Team last night, November 5.

The operations were done along UN Ave., Roxas Blvd., Taft Ave., Vito Cruz St., Quirino Ave., Osmeña St., Canonigo St., Romualdez St., Nepomuceno St., Laon Laan St., Dimasalang St., Morayta St., Nagtahan St., España Blvd. and Recto 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.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