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At last, a home sweet home for Cebu street kids


By:  – Senior Reporter / @adorCDN  / 08:24 PM January 29, 2019
Fr. Carmelo Diola, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, Bishop Carlo Besciani of The Diocese of Zsan Benedetto del Tronto-Ripatransone-Montalto in Italy and Deacon Oberto Selense lead the ceremonial ribbon cutting and blessing and inauguration of the newly constructed Abatanan sa Kaluoy building in St. Joseph Parish compound at Pope John Paul II Ave., Barangay Mabolo PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA

 

 

CEBU CITY – By the time he learned how to walk, Ben (not his real name) had the streets as his home.

“Libot-suroy ko sa kadalanan. (I am a street kid),” the 14-year-old boy said.

At last, a home sweet home for Cebu street kids

Fr. Carmelo Diola, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, Bishop Carlo Besciani of The Diocese of Zsan Benedetto del Tronto-Ripatransone-Montalto in Italy and Deacon Oberto Selense lead the ceremonial ribbon cutting and blessing and inauguration of the newly constructed Abatanan sa Kaluoy building in St. Joseph Parish compound at Pope John Paul II Ave., Barangay Mabolo PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA

CEBU CITY – By the time he learned how to walk, Ben (not his real name) had the streets as his home.

“Libot-suroy ko sa kadalanan. (I am a street kid),” the 14-year-old boy said.

Since his parents were poor, his two siblings were entrusted to a nun while another was under the care of his aunt.

Ben, who roams around the streets of Cebu City, had one, important wish: “Gusto ko nag dunay matawag nga balay. (I want to have something I can call home).”

His prayer was answered on Tuesday as the Archdiocese of Cebu opened the “Abtanan sa Kaluoy” or Oasis of Mercy where street children are being taken care of.

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