A father named Antolin Sapurco went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to seek help surrendering his son, Erlin‘s 14 year-old girlfriend, Monique.
Antolin said that his son’s girlfriend of 1 month called to say that she’s running away from home as she can no longer take her mother’s harsh words.
The worried father also said that he is not aware that a minor is not allowed to have a relationship with a man of legal age like his son.
When Raffy got hold of Monique, she expressed that she doesn’t want to go home because her parents personally told her to get out of the house after her mother slapped her.
Her mother then explained her side saying that the only reason she lashed out on Monique is she found out messages between Erlin and her daughter.
The messages contained sexual content and description of her sleeping with her boyfriend and she was deeply hurt by it.
“Hindi kita pinalaking bastos, anak, alam mo yan. Kaya sabi ko sayo lumayas ka nalang kung ganyang bababuyin mo lang sarili mo.” her crying mother stated.
SPO3 Gemma Mirabueno of Marikina agreed that if the girl refused to go with her mother and go back home, her boyfriend will have to face jail time as it is illegal for adults to have a relationship with minors.
The police and Monique’s parents then went to the Sapurco’s house and brought Erlin, his father, and Monique to the police station wherein they talked about the issues that both sides face.
As a result, the son had gone behind bars for the violation of the RA 7510.
In an update, Monique’s mother stated that she didn’t continue with the case against her daughter’s boyfriend.
“Si Eli kasi binigyan ko rin siya ng pagkakataon na magbago kaya yun inurong ko na yung demanda para sa kanya… may sakit siya sa appendix kaya naawa naman ako at sabi ko nga sa kanila mag aral muna silang mabuti at nangako naman sila (Eli’s parents) na ilalayo nila yung anak nila sa anak ko.”