The minds of young people are easy to influence, especially when they are offered tempting alternatives and cool gadgets they wish to own but their parents won’t buy.
This happened to a 16-year-old boy who ran away from home with his teacher girlfriend who bought him gadgets and expensive clothes.
The young man, only identified as ‘Noel’, met the teacher named Angelica Uy on social media. At the time, Noel was a Grade 9 student at Trece Martires National High School in Trece Martires, Cavite.
Though his mother warned Noel not to meet up with Angelica because he doesn’t really know who she was, the teen was so in love with the beautiful woman he met on Facebook that he refused to listen.
After their first meeting, Noel brought Angelica to their house, but was furious when his mother refused to let the young woman inside his room. At the time, Angelica introduced herself as a 15-year-old student and was wearing a school uniform, leading Noel’s parents to believe she was that young.
Noel’s mother guarded the two, making sure Angelica couldn’t get inside Noel’s room. This led the teen to leave the house with his girlfriend, going to her house in Bulacan. The teen would soon discover that she wasn’t who she pretended to be and was actually a teacher at a preschool in Baclaran.
She showered him with gifts, giving him a laptop and smartphone plus ‘expensive clothes from SM’, his mother revealed. The teacher also claimed to be rich as she is the daughter of a rich Chinese businessman, but Noel isn’t permitted to go to their house as her parents don’t approve of him.
Because Noel refuses to go back home, his parents had to seek help from Raffy Tulfo in hopes that this would convince Angelica to ‘release’ the teen.
Noel’s dad isn’t angry with the situation, but he calls on his son to come back home and complete his studies first. After graduation, he promises to let him go back to Angelica but reminds him that he should graduate first because the gadgets he gets from his girlfriend are temporary; he could easily buy those once he has a good-paying job in the future.
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