Keep children from caroling on roads, DSWD asks parents

Rizal Park Management personnel install colorful native lanterns, or parols, at the park on Wednesday. Less than a month before Christmas, establishments are busy beautifying and adding Christmas decorations for the Yuletide season. (MNS photo)

Rizal Park Management personnel install colorful native lanterns, or parols, at the park on Wednesday. Less than a month before Christmas, establishments are busy beautifying and adding Christmas decorations for the Yuletide season. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With just one week before Christmas Day, the Department of Social Welfare and Development appealed to parents to keep their children away from busy roads when caroling.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman voiced concerns the children could get run over or figure in an accident.

Soliman particularly asked parents to make sure their children do not try to serenade motorists especially with traffic expected to be heavy in the coming days.

The DSWD is wary of the scenario where children run to the middle of the road when cars are stuck in traffic, then knock on windows or windshields to beg for alms.

It added the next few days will be particularly hectic as Filipinos rush to complete their Christmas shopping, and flock to the provinces to spend the holidays with loved ones. (MNS)

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