Scripted brawls: New modus of teeners to get valuables from unsuspecting public

Pegeen Maisie M. Sarara 10/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If you feel the urge to intervene or pacify a fight, especially between two warring groups of youngsters, better think again. The police have said that some of those brawls may be scripted…

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…

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…

PROBE, Ceset to continue nabbing violators, rescuing street dwellers on New Year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team and City Environment and Sanitation Enhancement Team (Ceset) will continue to rescue street dwellers and arrest quarantine violators as the year is…

CCPO to Cebu City Govt: Impose stiffer penalties for mendicancy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is recommending to the city government to impose stiffer penalties on violators of the anti-mendicancy law. This developed after the police, together with enforcers from the city’s…

Labella: LGU coordination needed to keep street dwellers from coming back

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said there is a need for coordination between local government units (LGU) so that street dwellers would not return to the city streets. He said the main reason…

IN PHOTOS: Cebu City rescues 170 more street dwellers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government continued at dawn on Tuesday, October 20, its rescue of street dwellers to send them back to their hometowns. Cebu City policemen and members of the city’s Prevention Restoration…

Cebu City vows ‘long-term plans’ to address mendicancy

Morexette Marie A. Erram 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government is planning to provide livelihood training among street dwellers who were rescued in the past few days. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, on Monday, October 19, said this would…

Police: Most of the rescued street dwellers have homes in Cebu City

Alven Marie Timtim 10/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –They were not homeless. Almost all of the 154 street dwellers who were rescued on Friday, October 16, were found to have homes in Cebu City. However, they chose to remain on the streets…

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…

Cebu City mulls temporary home for street dwellers at NRA

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Wanting to already address the concern on street dwellers during this time of a pandemic, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that he already found an area at the North Reclamation Area (NRA) where…

Food delivery riders help feed street dwellers in Cebu

Immae Lachica 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Food delivery riders here are going the extra mile. They are not just going out to deliver food to their customers but also helping feed those living on the streets in this time of…

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