City eyeing grant to sustain services for street children


The Cebu City government is eyeing to get a P10-million grant from the national government to continually improve the services for the street children in the city as part of Operation Gugma (Operation Love). Acting Cebu City…

Indie film Hamog wins international award

Apple Ta-as 06/22/2016

INDEPENDENT film “Hamog” (Haze) won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Golden Goblet award at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival. Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles made the announcement on Sunday in a Facebook post. Directed by Ralston…

Tiu starts rounding up street children anew

Apple Ta-as 05/24/2016

For years, the bridge along Barangay Mabolo in Cebu City has been the shelter of young kids loitering the streets nearby. It ended yesterday when Mabolo policemen, led by Chief Insp. Wildemar Tiu, a tough advocate against…

The plight of street children

Stephen D. Capillas 03/31/2016

Four days from today will mark exactly one year when 10-year-old street child Chastity Mirabiles died after being rounded up along with other street children by police officers. Due to the ongoing political season, this incident and…

Get kids off the streets with love

Frauline Maria Sinson 02/13/2016

Love  is necessary to keep children off the streets.  Often, it has to be a tough kind of love where one has to say ‘no’ to a child who is begging for food or money. “Gugma, dili…

Sleeping on the sidewalk


  Pedestrians pass by street children sleeping on the sidewalk along Mango Avenue. Despite the Cebu City government’s effort to “rescue” them, they continue make the sidewalk their home. ATTENTION: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)…

More targets?


Street children approach a car stuck in traffic on Pope John Paull III Ave. to ask for alms after singing a Christmas Carol. The street will be even more full of vehicles in late January for the…

Early Christmas treat

Norman V. Mendoza 12/13/2015

Architects host party for Mandaue street kids Around 30 street children in barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City, including 9-year-old Daniel Cabrera, had fun in the Christmas party organized by members of the United Architects in the Philippines (UAP)…

Sniffing rugby


Cebuano volunteers feed street dwellers

Ruthy Mae Valdez 11/29/2015

If there’s one person who’s not going to sleep hungry tonight, doesn’t that make a difference?” Jill Enriquez, one of the founders of a Cebu-based nonprofit organization quipped as her group filled cups with arroz caldo (porridge).…

Street Children


Street kids in Cebu City need one-stop facility, not a jail

Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/15/2015

AFTER RESCUE, WHAT NEXT? Shanties used as hiding places for street children sniffing rugby under two bridges  in Cebu City were dismantled yesterday. “The structures in Mabolo were demolished. Next to go is the one in Banilad,””…

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