In celebration of this year’s Valentine’s season, Called to Rescue, a non-profit, worldwide organization dedicated to the rescuing of minor children from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse, recently held the Love Day event at Kidzania Manila together with children under the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) from different barangays in Taguig.

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Love Day, organized by Called to Rescue, in partnership with communications and social agency ComCo Southeast Asia and McDonald’s Philippines, is dedicated to giving underprivileged children a memorable time in which they can be themselves – as young, playful and carefree kids and dream for their future.

Called to Rescue founder Dr. Cyndi Romine shared, “Children are dreamers and learners and as much as everyone wants to see children learn and enjoy at the same time, let us not forget that there are still other kids who are being abused, trafficked and abducted. Between 1.2 million and 1.8 million children are being trafficked each year world-wide according to the International Labor of Organization.”

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This is where the mission of Called to Rescue comes in – to help create and keep a safe environment for children. Called to Rescue aims to help protect and save every child who is a victim of abuse, violence and human trafficking and everyone can be a part of this cause by becoming heroes and bringing hope to children.

“We have the power to create a safe environment for kids and this is possible only if we work together. There are plenty of ways to help – you can volunteer, spread awareness about the cause, sponsor or donate to programs and report abuses against children,” added Dr. Romine.

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Called to Rescue Officer-in-Charge Anthony Pangilinan and celebrity advocates Donny Pangilinan, RJ dela Fuente and Quest were present during the Love Day event at Kidzania Manila and shared inspirational talks and performances.

Kidzania Manila is the perfect place for children to experience and role-play their dream jobs like being a fireman, cabin crew, or doctor. Kidzania Manila gives the children the opportunity to explore and learn while having fun.

You can be part of the solution. You are called rescue. Report trafficking, abuse, and cases of missing children to the Called to Rescue local hotline at 0917-541-0287 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Called2RescuePh/ or website at calledtorescue.com.ph.

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