SOCIAL workers from the Parañaque Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) headed by Mr. Dean Calleja recently reunited a three year old boy with his parents after he was abducted by his neighbors and was endorsed to their office.
According to a written report from the city’s Social Welfare Office, the child was endorsed to their office on October 15, 2010 by a women’s desk officer in Brgy. Baclaran after the child was brought to them by a suspicious looking woman.
When asked for information regarding the child, the woman looked distressed and suddenly disappeared.
On October 19, 2010, past midnight, they received a call from a Captain Gerry Laylo, S/Insp. of the Philippine Anti-Crime Emergency Response (PACER) team who asks the city social workers in the city’s Aruga Center about the boy.
They agreed to meet at Brgy. San Antonio where the boy positively identified by his parents who also came over to claim him.
Reports disclosed that the boy who lives in San Pedro, Laguna was a victim of kidnapping by his neighbors who demanded a ransom of P30,000 from the parents.
They were able to get P10,000 through the use of SMART MONEY. The boy was reunited with his parents and a case of the boy’s abductors have been apprehended by authorities and a case of kidnapping has been filed against them.
“Kidnapping children is one of the worse crimes that a person can commit as it strikes at the most innocent as well as cause extreme anguish for the parents. I commend the staff of the city’s DSWD office for their contributions in reuniting this child with his family,” Mayor Bernabe said.
The mayor called on residents to be vigilant against criminal activity in the city and cooperated with local authorities to prevent the spread of crime in the city.