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Child Support or Dismissal from Service? Policeman Made to Choose after Leaving Family

The wife of a policeman went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to seek help after her husband left them, but only provided a small amount of support for a few months.

Jaynel Soriano, a 27-year-old bank teller in Oriental Mindoro, went to Tulfo to seek additional support from her husband, PTLM. Mark Lester Soriano, a 28-year-old policeman assigned in Calamba, Laguna.

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According to Jaynel, she and Mark Lester broke up in January 2018. It was only after 6 months that the policeman provided support for their children, but though they have three kids, Mark Lester only gave them Php3,000 per month.

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Then, there were months when they did not receive support from the policeman and he did not even visit his children even if Jaynel did not prohibit him from seeing the kids.

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Instead of the Php3,000 that she receives from her former husband, Jaynel wants him to send Php15,000 per month to support the kids; however, Mark Lester said he could not afford that. Tulfo pointed out that a Patrolman earns at least Php29,000 a month – and Php3,000 for three children is really a very small amount.

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Jaynel insists that he should give child support or she would file a case so he would be dismissed from service because he now has a new family.

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With the help of Tulfo’s team, Jaynel met up with Mark Lester at the police station he was assigned in. Jaynel was shown his payslip which revealed that he has loans that’s why he could not give what his wife wanted.

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They would later agree that Jaynel and the kids would receive half of his salary, plus half of his thirteenth month and other bonuses he would get.

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How Much Do Policemen in the Philippines Earn?

The following are the base pays of policemen and uniformed servicemen in the Philippines:

  • Police Officer I (PO1): Php 29,668.00
  • Police Officer III (PO2): Php 30,867.00
  • Police Officer III (PO3): Php 32,114.00
  • Senior Police Officer I (SPO1): Php 33,411.00
  • Senior Police Officer II (SPO2): Php 34,079.00
  • Senior Police Officer III (SPO3): Php 34,761.00
  • Senior Police Officer IV (SPO4): Php 38,366.00
  • Cadet: Php 38,366.00
  • Police Inspector (PINSP): Php 49,528.00
  • Police Senior Inspector (PSINSP): Php 56,582.00
  • Police Chief Inspector (PCINSP): Php 62,555.00
  • Police Superintendent (PSUPT): Php 71,313.00
  • Police Senior Superintendent (PSSUPT): Php 80,583.00
  • Police Chief Superintendent (PCSUPT): Php 91,058.00
  • Police Director (PDIR): Php 102,896.00
  • Police Deputy General (PDDG): Php 125,574.00
  • Police Director General (PDG): Php 149,785.00

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Old Scavenger Goes Viral as She Takes Her Dogs While She Looks for Recyclable Trash

A poor scavenger who only had her dogs as her treasures recently went viral for taking these precious pets along as she roams the city to look for recyclable trash. Netizens expressed love over the photo, saying that this old lady truly loves her pets.

On Facebook page Marikina News (the original), netizen Joyce Garban shared a photo of Nanay Marina Galiya as she pushes her makeshift bicycle cart filled with sacks and boxes of trash she collected around the city.

With that much stuff on her sidecar, Nanay Marina was having a difficult time pushing the vehicle along, but she plods on. Closely following Nanay Marina are two of her favorite pets, her dogs who loyally accompany her wherever she goes.

According to Joyce, she asked Nanay Marina why she brings the dogs along and was told that the old lady feels that the dogs would be lonely if they are left in the house.

When asked about her situation, Nanay Marina said that she’s alright but Joyce feels that it would be better if the old lady could find help to improve how she collects the trash she has to bring to the junk  shop. A cart she could push would have been better because this one offered her very limited view of the road.

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Joyce hopes that in sharing Nanay Marina’s story, the old scavenger could find the help she needed. Perhaps some netizens might be able to give the old lady a cart or possibly the mayor could provide her with another form of livelihood. At her age, it is difficult for her to walk so far to find trash that she could bring to the junk shop.

God bless, Nanay Marina.

What is a Junk Shop?

A junk shop is a shop that sells secondhand goods. In the Philippines, however, this is also the shop that accepts recyclable materials from scavengers. Often, the scavengers are paid by kilogram of trash they are able to collect.

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Netizens Take Side of Stepdad Reported to Tulfo after Hitting Stepson

More often than not, people reported to Tulfo also receive anger from netizens who express displeasure over what these ‘bad folks’ did; however, netizens took the side of a stepdad who was reported after hitting his stepson. How could that be?

Michael and Lovely de Ocampo, 18 and 20 years old respectively, went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to complain about their stepdad, Samuel Sampang.

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According to Michael, his stepdad is always angry and him; but the altercation erupted when he got ice cream from his mom’s room while still wearing his shoes. Samuel got angry that he entered the room with his shoes, but things escalated when the younger man talked back.

The two wished that their stepdad would leave the house, especially because he and their mother Dess Bautista also have their issues. According the two, and later confirmed by Dess, Samuel would sometimes leave the house for days without telling them where he is.

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But as Tulfo asked Samuel’s side, he explained that he simply got angry at Michael for being lazy. Lovely and Dess both admitted that Michael is a bit on the lazy side, but everyone agreed that it was still not right for Samuel to hit him.

With that, Tulfo admonished the young man and asked him to respect his stepfather. Also, he encouraged Michael to man up and become more responsible.

As breadwinner of the family, you have to provide him with respect as well,” Tulfo told Michael. “Act like a man; no longer as a child.

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The Tulfo team accompanied the family to the Barangay Hall of Guadalupe Nuevo in Makati. There, they met with Hon. Bernadette Sese, the Chairman.

But Michael no longer wanted to push through with case, admitting that he and Samuel were finally able to talk it out at home. They still signed papers at the barangay so that the fight won’t happen again. Moreover, Samuel was also asked not to ‘disappear’ again – and this was included in the agreement they signed at the barangay hall.

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Then, the family invited the Tulfo team to their house where they showed the fruits of Samuel and Dess’ labor since they met and built the business together. The family also recalled the happy moments they spent when they first met, with Michael admitting that he had actually been the one that first got close with Samuel.

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Thanks to Tulfo, the family is together again. What a happy ending!

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What is a Breadwinner?

A breadwinner is that person in the family who is the one who works to earn money to support everyone. This person is the primary income earner in the family.

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Good Samaritan Seeks Help after Viral Traffic Enforcer Files Cyberbullying Case at Barangay

Melodina Manalo was just trying to help when a neighbor got sick and needed to be rushed to the emergency room; but she’s now facing a cyberbullying and slander case at the barangay after the traffic enforcer who stopped them went viral and got angry at her for uploading his video.

According to Melodina, Tatay Magno had complained of stomachache and wanted to be taken to the ER. Feeling concerned that something might happen to her old neighbor, Melodina asked help from a taxi driver who was about to go home at the time.

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The taxi agreed to rush Tatay Magno to the ER and quickly made a U-turn to reach the old man since his family could not carry him across the street because he’s heavy; he also couldn’t walk because he has no legs.

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San Mateo traffic enforcer Eleno Labramonte II saw the taxi make a U-turn; it so happened that the area is a no U-turn spot. As the taxi moved, the traffic enforcer caught up and asked the driver to hand over his license.

The driver explained that they were rushing Tatay Magno to the ER; the family and Melodina also said the same thing, but Labramonte refused to listen. He told them he knows how a patient being rushed to the ER looks; he claims that Tatay Magno is just being taken there for check-up.

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Labramonte refused to let the driver take Tatay Magno to the hospital as he confiscated his license for the violation. Though he called for an ambulance, it took about 30 minutes before it arrived. Sadly, the family lost the patient.

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Despite the loss of the patient that Labramonte said wasn’t an emergency case, he refused to apologize. He even had the gall to file the cyberbullying case against Melodina who sought help from Raffy Tulfo over the situation.

According to Melodina, she was just trying to help but now faces the cyberbullying and slander cases at the barangay while also feeling deeply hurt that they lost the old man.

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What’s worse, the Brgy. Captain of San Mateo, Hector Reyes, wanted her to apologize to Labramonte. This led Melodina to seek help from Tulfo.

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Hangad natin na makatulong tayo sa kapwa natin tao. Puro tayo Pilipino eh; hindi naman tayo ibang tao. Dapat tulongan natin yung dapat tulongan; hindi pahirapan,” she said in the end.

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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying with the use of the internet and cellphones or other digital devices.

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