June 21, 2024

An elderly woman living in one of the stalls at Block 4 of the Baguio City Public Market has been rescued by the City Social Welfare and Development Office on March 15.
The CSWDO acted immediately about a concerned citizen’s report to the Public Information Office about an elderly woman who has taken one of the stalls at the public market as her abode.
The concerned citizen, a vendor at Block 4, reportedthat the elderly woman has taken a bath for a long time and relieves herself at the spot where she lives.
“The stench causes customers to evade the place thus affecting the businesses nearby,” the vendor, said in her report to the PIO.
The CSWDO located the elderly woman five days after the structural fire that gutted Block 3 and Block 4.
She was brought to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for medical intervention. The CSWDO was also able to contact her sister in Novaliches, Quezon City who sent her niece to Baguio to fetch the elderly woman.
At 7 p.m. of the same day, the woman was turned over to her niece and is now reunited with her sister.  
The CSWDO thanked the concerned citizen who reported the case.
To report similar cases, call the CSWDO at 444-6467 or 422-6056. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan