Bam Aquino celebrates 42nd birthday with 80 children in conflict with the law

By: Rosalie O. Abatayo May 07,2019 - 06:59 PM

Senator Bam Aquino celebrated 42nd birthday with CICLs in Cebu City Operation Second Chance Center in Barangay Kalunasan on May 7. | Rosalie O. Abatayo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A happy birthday song, a dance number and a song number greeted reelectionist Senator Paulo Benigno “Bam” Aquino as he visited the over 80 children in conflict with the Law (CICL) residents in the Cebu City Operation Second Chance Center (CCOSCC)on  Tuesday, May 7.

The senator paid a visit at the youth care facility in Barangay Kalunasan in Cebu City to celebrate his 42nd birthday. 

“Naisip rin po namin na maglaan ng oras sa ating mga kabataan na may problema sa atong justice system… Naisip po namin na pumunta dito at makipagbirthday sa mga kabataan na sana ay makahanap ng bagong buhay at sana magkaroon ng bagong chance sa kanilang buhay,” Aquino said in an interview.

(We thought of spending time with children in conflict with our justice system, and we thought of visiting here to celebrate my birthday with the kids whom we hope will soon have a chance to have a new life.)

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Despite having been implicated in crimes at an early point in their lives, Aquino said it is still not late for these children to become “the hope of the nation.”

“Nakita ko po na marami sa kanila, kahit ba may mga nagawang hindi maganda ay kaya naman pong i-rehabilitate,” Aquino said.

(I saw that most of them, even though they had done bad things, I believe they can still be rehabilitated.) |dbs

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