Browsing All posts tagged under »welfare«

Police arrest carpenter, rescue 16-year-old child chained at home; child abuse raps ready

October 25, 2012


Mandaue City police arrested a 52-year-old carpenter for selling marijuana in sitio Sudlon, barangay Maguikay last Tuesday evening. The carpenter’s legal woes were aggravated after police discovered that he was using his 16-year-old daughter to sell illegal drugs trade. The girl, who appears mentally handicapped, was found chained to a wooden bed during day-time. The […]

Abused dog gets new lease on life

October 14, 2012


Hungry and with no place to go, Kenneth appeared doomed to wander the streets and being chased away by people for his ugly and fearful appearance. But pedicab driver Roberto “Janjan” Solon took in the six-month-old stray dog, whose upper face was hacked by his previous unnamed owner. An operation and a few days later, […]

Mike replaces city’s social welfare head Yso out, Concha in

March 19, 2012


  THE head of the Department of Social Welfare and Service (DSWS) has been transferred to the Department of Public Services (DPS) as assistant department head. Dr. Ester Concha, chief of staff of councilor Augustus Pe, will replace Cathy Yso in an acting capacity as soon as Mayor Michael Rama issues a memorandum. “If that […]

Corporal punishment exposes children to abuse, violence

March 18, 2012


The home and school are considered first and second homes of children. The safety of children in these places however is put to the test with the prevailing culture that still considers corporal punishment as part of the discipline regimen on children. “Most of the reported cases of violence on children however happened at home,” […]