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Just recently, the MDSW personnel and some department heads of the City Hall inspected the vicinities around the City Hall, Liwasang Bonifacio, pier, the districts of Binondo and Tondo, and downtown area to check on people on the streets and living under the trees, overpass and abandoned buildings.
Joel Napoleon Coronel, director of Manila Police District, and Arsenic Lacson, chief of Manila Barangay Bureau, to remind police officers and barangay officials to help missing children and abandoned senior citizens and report them to the MDSW for intervention.
Under the care of MDSW, rescued individuals might get state-initiated livelihood and educational assistance.
Until they find a more sustainable way of relocating and providing street families a dignified way of life, the MDSW and the Department of Social Welfare and Development must stop this practice of rounding up and locking up street families.
According to MDSW chief Nanet Tayag, the rescued street dwellers were fed, bathed and subjected to medical checkup at the Reception and Action Center.
MDSW Supervising Officer Lindsay Javier added that their rescue was carried out by the city's social-welfare personnel with the help of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Manila Police Department personnel and the barangay officials in the areas.
Starting this week, Pangan said he and the MDSW staff involved in clearing operations would work in shifts every day to achieve the city's target of zero street dwellers by the end of the month.
The MDSW's round-the-clock operations kicked off at 9 p.m.
Cruz for the feeding activity organized by the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) after a major fire engulfed some 280 houses made of light materials at about 9 a.m.
The Manila Fire Department said a total of 500 families were displaced by the fire but the MDSW said it registered only 280 families or 844 individuals because the others immediately went to their relatives for help.
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- MDSS II
- MDT co-ordinator
- Mdt Digitizing Card
- Mdt Readout Controller