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Or good afternoon. I just woke up.
So glad I got your attention on lagundi vs. Solmux, hehe.
I’m just a blogger who gets people to think, get angry, and take action—all from the comforts of my bed!
And now for some good news:

Old man jailed in Manila over chocolates released
ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – A 79-year-old man spent 2 nights in jail after a grocery store clerk accused him of stealing a bag of chocolates at a grocery store in Manila.
Ricardo Castro, a resident of Manila, was released from a detention cell in Manila Police District Station 2 on Wednesday after the theft case filed against him was dismissed.
Castro denied that he stole the chocolates worth P36 from the grocery store. He claimed that he simply forgot to pay for it, saying that he paid for the other items he bought.
He said he was out of sorts when he went to the grocery on Monday because he has a daughter who is diagnosed with cervical cancer.
An ABS-CBN News team visited the home of Castro and met his 46-year-old daughter Rosita, who is suffering from a stage 3 cancer.
The grocery, meanwhile, refused to issue a statement on Castro’s release. — Report from Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News

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Stores in the Philippines lose Billions to Shoplifting every year.  It is the customers who pay in the end.

The “My relative is Sick” excuse is used most often when these people are caught.

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CVS Reply:

his daughter is really sick. please read carefully. thank you.

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For God’s Sake.. I can’t even find the right words to say.. Naawa lang ako sa matanda.

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Browneyedgirl

This is good to hear!

On another note, may you be able to use your influence and power as a blogger for more social issues such as this. God has given you an incredible gift that can really have a profound effect on the loves of others.

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Mayor_kat

the grocery refused to issue a statement regarding wrongly throwing a 79 year old man into jail? their management is fucked up and they deserve to lose business over this

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why is it so easy to put an old man in jail for 36 pesos and the state has a hard time putting politicians, military men etc for stealing millions from the people? — I’m happy he’s out of jail and for a 79 year old I believe he can forget.

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Thank God! 🙂

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It’s so easy for them to put the old man to jail but it’s hard for them to admit their wrong judgement. 
Grabe no statement at all? They could have assisted the old man and politely told him that he has to pay for that chocolate too. 
I feel sorry for the old man but at least he was able to prove that he wasn’t lying!
congrats to lolo! 

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Good news indeed! I’m glad his story re his daughter was verified. These days, we need all the good news we can get plus a little kindness and benefit of the doubt naman kahit paano. 🙂

PS. Thanks for confeerming this, Ms. C! 🙂

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i hope his daughter gets well.. 

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Anonymous

Nakakaawa lang naman sya. Sad that people like him who do things like that by accident have to go through things like that, but then, the law is the law.

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Anonymous

OMG That happened to me once! I absent-mindedly walked out without paying. Good thing those beeping sensors called my attention. 

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