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AS COPS CONTINUE TO CARE FOR 14-YEAR-OLD WHOSE PARENTS ARE IN JAIL

Hospital chief offers to help student with thyroid cancer

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:28 PM June 25, 2019
Angela Perez

Fourteen-year-old Angela Perez shows off Angela Perez shows off her registration as a Grade 7 student at the Pio del Pilar National High School. (File photo by DEXTER CABALZA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Police officers continue to help 14-year-old Angela Perez with her parents still in jail due to drug cases filed against them.

As if that was not enough of a burden, Angela has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but she could not have an operation because of her age.

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Fortunately, Dr. James Dy, president of the Chinese General Hospital, vowed to finance Angela’s medical needs and even her college tuition — if she should decide to pursue a medical career.

Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, relayed this information in statement issued on Tuesday.

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“Ang health concern ni Angela ay mabibigyan ng atensyon at hindi lang yun pati ang kanyang pag aaral,” Eleazar said.

[Angela’s health concern will be given attention. And not only that, even her studies.]

Angela was taken to Dr. Salvador Noruel Gerald Salvador, a surgeon at the hospital, for medical tests.

On May 24, Perez went to the Makati Police Community Precinct 1 to ask for assistance to process her necessary documents for enrolment.

Officers of that precinct were the ones who arrested her mother.

Cpl. Claro Fornis got a copy of the teenager’s certificate and even stood as Angela’s guardian during her enrolment at Gen. Pio del Pilar National High School.

READ: Her parents in jail, Makati teenager finds unlikely ‘guardian’

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