21yo supermarket clerk jailed for stealing $0.60 canned corned beef

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David appealed for the freedom of 21-year-old supermarket clerk Paul Matthew Tanglao, who was jailed for stealing corned beef worth P31.50 ($0.60). In a Facebook post on Monday, December 18, David said Tanglao has spent "already one week in jail for stealing a can of corned beef worth P31.50!" "It was 5:45 pm; he hadn't had lunch and he was hungry," said the bishop, who is also vice president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. (Bishop seeks freedom of supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef; Paterno Esmaquel II @paterno_ii Published 4:03 PM, December 18, 2017 Updated 4:25 PM, December 18, 2017; https://www.rappler.com/nation/191669-bishop-pablo-david-appeal-clerk-jailed-stealing-corned-beef) The 21-year-old supermarket sales clerk who was arrested for stealing a can of corned beef worth P31.50 remains behind bars a week after he confessed to the crime. Asked by the Inquirer on Sunday about the status of his case, Paul Matthew Tanglao admitted being clueless. As far as he knows, his mother has already posted bail for the charge of qualified theft filed against him by his employer. Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/953297/i-was-really-hungry-says-clerk-arrested-for-stealing-can-of-corned-beef#ixzz51c2mYaPX Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook (I was really hungry, says clerk arrested for stealing can of corned beef By: Aie Balagtas See - Reporter / @ABalagtasSeeINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:03 AM December 18, 2017)

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