Girl, 2, raped
A two-year old girl was raped by a man living in their neighborhood this month.
Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale said the mother of the child sought help from her office.
The girl underwent medical examinations in Vicente Sotto Medical Center this week. It was found out that the private part of the child was infected and was bleeding. The alleged crime happened in Southwest of Cebu.
Magpale did not disclose further details since the case is confidential. Instead, she stressed that the kid is just one of the victims - women and children - who can seek refuge in the Cebu Provincial Women and Children Center (CPWCC), which was inaugurated yesterday.
Children in conflict with the law are also welcomed in the facility.
The CPWCC is the first crisis center owned by the provincial government. It is located in a 1,000-square meter lot in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.
It is proximate to the headquarters of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) and the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
The facility, according to Magpale, will provide medical, legal, livelihood, and psychological help for the victims. She added that the facility is already operational but not fully yet since the machines for the livelihood trainings are yet to arrive.
It has dormitories, a social hall, an administrative building, and a chapel. It can accommodate up to 40 women and children.
Meanwhile, three groups from the Capitol will help the women and children who will come to the facility — the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Provincial Women’s Commission, and the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children.
At least four groundbreaking activities were held before this year’s ‘grand groundbreaking’ happened.
Around P10 million was spent for the realization of the center.