DAVAO CITY—Two children were rescued by the city’s Social Welfare Office through the so-called “Kean Gabriel” hotline after they were reportedly abused by their guardians.
On Monday, the team rescued “Celine,” a three-year-old girl who welfare officers said was mistreated by her aunt at San Rafael Village this city. The mother left the young girl to the care of her older sister, while she was working as a house helper.
According to Social Worker Teresita Obang, “Celine” had two black eyes when they rescued her, and the child’s private parts were swollen owing to apparent physical abuse.
Meanwhile, Obang’s co-workers rescued five-year-old “Keshia,” who was reportedly beaten with a beaded cloth by her biological mother after a younger sibling tripped under her care on April 1, as the mother tried to attend to their mini-grocery. The young girl had bruises on her arm.