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The QCPC said the youngest victim was a 7-day-old male infant, who was a victim of physical abuse, while the oldest was a 77-year-old grandmother, who was also a victim of physical abuse.
In a statement, Belmonte said it is unfortunate that violence and abuse continue to happen in the city despite having a QCPC, which, apart from helping the victims, also conducts an information drive to stop violence and abuse on women, children, and LGBT.
Belmonte, said that from January to March this year, QCPC assisted 48 victims (19 women, two LGBT, seven male children and 20 female children).
She added that more than providing them with medical and legal help, QCPC also makes sure victims are fully recovered from their traumatic ordeals and reintegrated back to society.
In an interview, QCPC member, Bishop Emerson Beriones, of the Orthodox Church, explained that getting this far was already a triumph for the ordinance.
Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who initiated the establishment of QCPC, said this only shows that more and more victims are coming forward to seek help with the knowledge that there is an institution ready to provide them with free legal, medical, and psychological assistance.
Elsie Callos, one of the medical consultants of QCPC, cited the case of a battered wife who sought their help in 2014.
The woman was given medical and psychological help until her recovery and QCPC assisted the filing of cases against her abusive husband in court.
And we are the first in the country to have a facility like this, " Belmonte pointed out, citing the high turnout of victim-survivors that were served at QCPC.
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