Student finds unlikely guardian – the cop who sent her parents to jail

A kind policeman has recently been viral for his good deeds.

A student whose parents got jailed found an unlikely guardian, the policeman who made the arrest.

Image by PIO NCRPO via Facebook page

Angela Perez, a Grade 7 student of General Pio Del Pilar National High School felt it was the end of her world when both of her parents were jailed. She feared she wouldn’t be able to finish her schooling.

Believing in the kindness of strangers, Angela decided to ask PCpl Claro A. Fornis of Police Community Precinct 1, Makati City Police Station for help.

Fornis, the cop who arrested her parents, agreed to stand as her guardian so she could enroll in their school.

According to the kind cop who is also a father of three, “‘Pag involved ang bata, nadudurog ‘yung kalooban ko pag nasasaktan, naaapi ‘yung mga bata. Nung nagtapat sa akin ‘yung bata, hindi ako nag-alinlangan na tulungan siya.”

Fornis appeared before the guidance counselor as Angela’s guardian and assured the school personnel he would be willing to attend to any of the student’s needs, including attending any parent-teachers meeting.

Fornis’ kindness didn’t go unnoticed. The  National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar personally visited Fornis and Angela.

Image by PIO NCRPO via Facebook page

“I read the article about it in the newspaper and I was touched by the effort done by PCpl Fornis and for that being the father of the NCRPO, I said these acts should be recognized,” the Metro Manila top cop said.

“The public may not see these simple good deeds of the police officers because sometimes, these are not newsworthy. But if we look into it closely, police officers have families too and we can always relate to ourselves to it because one of the core values of the PNP is being pro-people,” he added.

Angela shared that Fornis really acted like a father to her.

She said, “I am very thankful to Sir Fornis. He helped me even if he barely knew me. He also told me to focus on my studies first and not have a boyfriend too soon.”