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More than 900 rescued Manila kids sheltered in Boy's Town.

A total of 990 rescued young males were brought to Manila Boys Town (MBT) complex in Marikina City as part of Manila's intensified cleanup drive to rid the city streets of vagrants and street dwellers.

According to MBT Officer in Charge (OIC) Rodrigo Ramos, the rescued children are now temporarily housed in five buildings of the facility, while other vagabonds are staying in the city's shelter halfway house. About 286 boys are sheltered at the Manila Boys Home and 118 are at the Manila Girls Home-all aged 7 to 17.

Around 37 children aged from 3 to 6 are staying at the Manila Kids Home, and 387 more are at the Luwalhati ng Maynila.

Meanwhile, 162 individuals reside at the Kamada Reception and Action Center, an interim home for families leaving on streets and unattached adults.

Mayor Joseph E. Estrada said that these children are now undergoing ministering to help them become responsible and productive members of the society.

'We will continue our mission of saving our children, our youth, and will help heal broken families,' he said.

Located in Parang, Marikina, the MBT was built in 1947 as a residential care center for Manila's poor boys aged 8 to 16.

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Publication:Business Mirror (Makati City, Philippines)
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Date:Feb 27, 2018
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