Rookie cop from Cubao is hero to a woman motorist

/ 05:32 PM June 08, 2015
PO1 Luis Refe Jr.

PO1 Luis Refe Jr. Photo courtesy of QCPD PIO

FIRST, it was a cop from Manila who earned admiration for doing a good deed for an elderly woman in need. Now, a rookie would be awarded for helping an elderly woman motorist in distress in Quezon City.

PO1 Luis Refe Jr. of the Cubao Police Station is set to be feted by his superiors in Quezon City Police District after they received a text message heaving praises on Refe.


Refe, who was patrolling at that time, offered to assist a female motorist when her vehicle stalled because of a flat tire on Aurora Boulevard.

Grateful for the police officer’s help, the motorist offered P500 as token for assisting her, but Refe politely refused to accept the money.


QCPD Director Chief Superintendent Joel Pagdilao then received a text message from one of the lady motorist’s children commending Refe’s good deed.

The text message read:

“Good day, Sir! I would like to take this opportunity to make special mention of a certain PO1 Luis P Refe Jr., assigned here in Brgy., Kaunlaran, Cubao, QC.,  Police Station 7. My Mom was driving along Aurora Blvd then suddenly had a flat tire. The officer happens to be patrolling that time and extended his assistance to my Mom, not minding na nadumihan na ang uniform nya at pnagpawisan na under the afternoon heat. My Mom offered him a P500 bill as a token for assisting my Mom, but he refused politely. Natuwa ang matanda at mayroon pa raw na mabubuting pulis kagaya ni PO1 Refe. My Mom actually convinced me to relay this message to you para naman kahit papaano, mabigyan pansin man lang ang mga ganitong pulis na may katapatan sa serbisyo. GOD BLESS him and I pray na sana marami pang katulad ni PO1 Luis Refe sa serbisyo! Thank you so much Sir for the attention accorded! GOD BLESS!

“The text message is certainly heartening. PO1 Refe’s good deed is worthy of emulation by all personnel,” he said.

Pagdilao said Refe will be awarded next Monday during the traditional flag-raising ceremony at Camp Karingal.

Last week, a social media post of a “Good Samaritan” policeman in Manila who paid for the medical treatment fees of an elderly woman bitten by a dog the made rounds online.

The act of kindness of “PO2 Jalandoni G. P.” was captured by netizen Celine Anne Giguera Hugo and shared on Facebook.


Her photos showed Jalandoni at a cashier window in San Lazaro Hospital to buy an anti-rabies vial worth P1,200 and other medical expenses for the woman.

The woman was bitten by a dog while she was begging on the streets.

Hugo’s post was shared in the official Facebook page of the Philippine National Police. It has garnered 99,300 “likes” and 21,619 shares as of latest. AC

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Celine Anne Giguera Hugo’s viral post showing PO2 Jalandoni paying for an elderly woman’s hospital bills

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