'Batang hamog' steals items from barangay hall
MANILA – A girl was caught by a surveillance camera stealing items from a barangay hall in Sampaloc, Manila earlier this week.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera shows the girl sneaking into the barangay hall of Barangay 471 and leaving with several items.
It only took two minutes for the girl to steal the items, mostly soiled clothes according to barangay hall aid Rommel Manalang.
Barangay officials said many child vagrants, sometimes called "batang hamog," have been apprehended in the area and turned over to the local social welfare office for counselling.
However, they said the children would later be seen wandering around the city and getting involved again in criminal activities. – report from Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News