City tackles measures to rescue abused children

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 18 (PNA) –- Ensuring the success of rescuing abused and battered children would be tackled during a committee meeting of the city’s social services here on Thursday, City Councilor Eric Salcedo said on Wednesday.

Salcedo said that the successful rescue of the one-year-and-three-month-old baby in one of the barangays here who became a victim of maltreatment by a drug dependent-father would be lengthily discussed in the meeting.

According to Salcedo, personnel of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (SCWD) successfully rescued the baby during a rescue operation and tense negotiation.

“From the recent experience, the committee wants to learn the methodology in the handling of a successful negotiation to rescue children whose lives are threatened,” Salcedo said.

He said that the committee will also discuss the extent and effect of the curfew law for minors, which the city government has implemented at the start of regular classes this year.

The 10 p.m. curfew for minors covers children with ages 15 below, he added.

The committee has invited the representatives of the CSWD, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Cagayan De Oro City Police Office and the City Legal Office, Salcedo said. (PNA)