I got an email from somebody. I won’t mention his name. He is a foreigner married to a Filipina from the North of the Philippines. Here’s part of the email he sent me.
I am married to a Filipina. We have a 6 month old baby. Here is my question: My wife has a 17 year old son back home. Occasionally, I send him money. Today, my wife called to ask him if he has received the money, to find out my wife’s brother is trying to extort money from him. He threatened to physically harm her son. I told my wife to have her son call the police on his uncle but she says the police will not come. She said the police do not get involved in domestic disputes. Is that true?
I really thought that whenever you called up the police and asked for help they will help. Also I thought that they will not help out to the family disputes if the family itself would not ask any assistance from them? For me if the police would not help, who will help then to the people that are in trouble? I was shocked when I saw the email that the 17 year old can’t ask for help. I thought the job of the policemen was to help. So any advice from here will really help these people.
It’s already bad enough that the uncle can’t be trusted by this family, then the police can’t help out too. I email back the guy that wrote to me if him and his wife were thinking of letting the son move somewhere away from the uncle. Maybe that 17 year old will get a part time job while going back to school and they’re also sending money to him anyway. He should just have to be on a tight budget. I’m sure he will be okay without the uncle. It’d really unfortunate of what happened to this stepson of this guy. I hope that the other family will try to help out too.
To the person that emailed me, good luck to you and your wife. I really do hope that somebody can help you out. I hope that some people here can give good advice to you and be very helpful to your stepson. Will pray for his safety.
To you all that help advice thank you very much! God bless!