DSWD reaches out to street families with or without ASEAN: official

By on April 26, 2017


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continuously reaches out to street families and street children, whether or not there is an ASEAN Summit, an official has said. (Photo: Department of Social Welfare and Development/ Facebook)
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continuously reaches out to street families and street children, whether or not there is an ASEAN Summit, an official has said. (Photo: Department of Social Welfare and Development/ Facebook)

MANILA–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continuously reaches out to street families and street children, whether or not there is an ASEAN Summit, an official has said.

“As of now, they (street families) are being monitored by the local government units of Manila,” Mishella Cruz, information officer of DSWD-National Capital Region (NCR), said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Wednesday.

Cruz noted that Manila’s LGUs are regularly conducting reach-out operations that target street families in the NCR.

“Anyone may report sightings to the LGUs of Manila so they can reach out to them,” she said, adding that Manila serves as the first responder while the DSWD will provide assistance or temporary shelter after the reach-out activity.