31 minors, 2 families rescued in AC gov’t operation

ANGELES CITY — Authorities have rescued 31 minors and two street families along major streets here since Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. initiated his continuous operation on August 20, 2019 to reach out and rescue homeless children and families.

The intensive operation was conducted by Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, Executive Asst. IV Reina Manuel, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) – Women’s Desk, Gender and Development (GAD) Office, and Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office (ACEDIPO).

Through the close coordination of concerned agencies, the 31 minors and two street families were turned over to the care of CSWDO.

According to Calaguas, they will be later on referred to Tuloy Foundation.

It can be recalled that last August 5 and 7, 2019, Mayor Lazatin met with Tuloy Foundation President and Chairman Fr. Marciano Evangelista to discuss programs for children at risk.

He also vowed to support the foundation in a bid to rescue and empower poor, abandoned, abused, and neglected out-of-school children.

Moreover, Calaguas mentioned that one of the Mayor’s plans, programs and projects for 2020 is to make Angeles a child-friendly City.