78 mendicants rescued from Cebu City streets

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 78 mendicants were rescued from different streets in Cebu City on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. This is in line with the launching of Oplan Sagip Bata, a program of the…

City provides shelter for street dwellers to spend the night

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Homeless residents of Cebu City need not spend the night on dangerous roadsides or sidewalks. Department of Social Welfare and Services-Cebu City officer-in-charge Ester Concha revealed that the city government has allocated a…

Compania Maritima now ‘off limits’ to mendicants, unauthorized parking

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has declared Compania Maritima that is located near the City Hall building “off limits” to mendicants and others who may want to take shelter in the area as a…

50 mendicants rescued from Cebu City streets

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 50 mendicants were rescued in Cebu City in a joint operation conducted by the police and Cebu City government personnel on Friday, June 24, 2022. These street dwellers composed of…

76 mendicants rescued in Cebu City streets

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 76 mendicants were rescued in Cebu City streets during the conduct of the Joint Anti Mendicancy and Rescue Operation over the weekend. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations…

A street dweller’s plea: ‘Let us stay’

Alven Marie Timtim 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As police started rounding up street dwellers here, 72-year-old Serlita Ejolin couldn’t help but worry about her future. Ejolin was one of 100 street dwellers who were ‘rescued’ by personnel of the Cebu City Police…

Labella orders rescue of homeless individuals, mendicants

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, ordered the rescue of homeless individuals here. The mayor said in a press conference on Tuesday morning that he noticed an increasing number…

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Jose Santino S. Bunachita with Eileen G. Mangubat 12/23/2015

‘Season of giving’ draws more mendicants to Cebu City Why are there more beggars and street dwellers roaming Cebu City, especially in the downtown area? It’s part of the Christmas season, which extends to January for the…

Massive roundup of Cebu city mendicants comes ahead of APEC

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/04/2015

OFF THE STREETS Beggars, vagrants and night dwellers in the streets of Cebu City will be rounded up by the city government starting Aug. 14. The roundup which starts at 10 p.m. will be done a week…

Cebu City to round up mendicants and vagrants

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/03/2015

Cebu City Hall will be rounding up mendicants and vagrants all over the city this month to mark its annual observance of Anti-Mendicancy Month. Cebu City Anti-Mendicancy Board executive director Joy Pesquera said they will start the…

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