Youth criminals, courtesy of Pangilinan law? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 13:34

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Train the child in the way he should go, and he will never depart from it when he grows old…” (Proverbs 22:6, the Holy Bible).

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DON’T LET YOUR TEEN-AGED DAUGHTER WALK HOME ALONE AT ANY TIME. From a Facebook post of my cousin, Renato Mauricio: “There is always a risk of problem every time you let your teen-aged daughter walk down the street, even at broad day light, and for just a block away from your residence.

“I picked up my 17-year-old daughter and her classmate by the name of Abby at UP Town Center on Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City at about 3.30 p.m… Saturday. Abby was wearing black pants with matching t-shirt and baseball hat. When we reached Aurora Blvd., we had to take separate ways as we would turn left going to Marcos Ave while she would ride the LRT2 going to her residence on N. Domingo St, near Robinsons Magnolia.

“Upon reaching the Gilmore station, she went down and was walking along Gilmore Ave. when a man posing like a cop approached her. While both of them were walking, he showed her a picture and saying, `Ma’m, tulungan mo nga akong ma-identify itong mga nasa picture. Pwede bang samahan mo ako?’

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ABDUCTION OF YOUNG GIRL IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AVERTED: Renato (also known as Mao Mauricio in Facebook) continued: “Then another man joined them, telling the other guy, `Tol, sa kotse lang ako!’ At this point, Abby told the stranger, `Sorry po, may meeting pa po akong pupuntahan,’ and then ran away.

“The man was not able to insist or do something drastic act as there were many cars passing by, and Saturday was busy day at Gilmore because it’s the place to be when it comes to computer shops.

“We learned of this story while my daughter and I got stuck in a traffic jam along Marcos Avenue while Abby, who called up my daughter to tell her about it, was already home, safe and sound after that near abduction incident. I already told Abby to report this incident to the QC police…”

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YOUTH CRIMINALS, COURTESY OF PANGILINAN LAW? On the other hand, Vic Somintac, my co-anchor at “Tambalang Batas at Somintac” (a daily Monday to Friday 6 am to 7 am program at the AM radio station DZEC of Radyo Agila, 1062 kHz, in Metro Manila), narrated an equally scary tale about his daughter Ayana, who is studying at a big university in Intramuros, Manila.

Somintac told our listeners that very recently, Ayana was walking from the Manila City Hall to go to her school, passing through a group of pedicab units ferrying passengers to and from Taft Avenue, right in front of the City Hall, when a young boy suddenly told her to take off her white gold bracelet and give it to him. Instead of fearing the boy, Ayana told him to back off or she will smash her umbrella on his head.

Vic said he got scared with Ayana’s experience because the boy was very young and was apparently only following orders from grown-ups, who knew that the boy would not be arrested anyway because of the law for young offenders authored by former Sen. Francis Pangilinan. I hope Pangilinan can still sleep with his law creating young Filipino criminals.

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PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to www.facebook.com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook.com/ANDKNK and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.