CSF holds mendicancy rescue operations

The City Government of San Fernando continues to strengthen its campaign against mendicancy as it held mendicants rescue operations over the past week in several areas in the capital city.

At least 12 individuals, composed of an adult and minors, were rescued at Dolores Intersection, Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), Barangay Maimpis, and St. Jude Village in Barangay San Agustin by personnel of City Social Welfare and Development Office and City Public Order and Safety Coordinating Office, together with some youth volunteers.

The rescued individuals were turned over to the city’s Women and Child Protection Center (WCPC) in Sindalan and underwent initial interview and counseling sessions.

The city regularly conducts rescue operations to mendicants as part of its Task Force Anti-Mendicancy program.