It was just days ago when the story of a three-year-old child who reportedly sustained alarming injuries because of her father and stepmother’s maltreatment to her broke the internet. Many people voiced out their concern about the child’s condition. Many people expressed their anger over what happened to the poor and helpless child.
As seen in the viral video, when she was asked who did such thing to her, the child herself identified that it was “Berna” who should be held liable, referring to her stepmother 19-year-old, Berna Espina.
The case was taken into Raffy Tulfo’s radio program “Raffy Tulfo in Action” where the child’s aunt was interviewed, who was also the one who took the video. According to Michaela Lopez, she personally saw how Espina hurt the child.
Espina had hurt the child in numerous physical way, to the point of even biting her. As seen in the video, the child has large bruises under her eyes. In addition to that, the doctor who checked up on the toddler said that there were indeed bite marks on the child’s body.
Tulfo also interviewed the biological mother of the child, Marimar Quilap-Quilap. She said that her former live-in partner took the child away from her after she gave birth and ran away with Espina. She hasn’t seen the child until this incident.
She said that she only found out about what happened to her child after seeing the video on the internet. Because of this controversy, Espina faced harsh criticisms from the netizens. Some said that the proper way to address this issue is to put her behind bars. But Espina defended herself that those people should not just judge easily based on wrong assumptions.
According to her, she did not hurt the child in any way. Instead, the child was unintentionally injured after she pushed open the bathroom door too forcefully without knowing that the child was behind it.
Another alarming thing is that the father of the child was mum about the issue, even saying that he does not side with anyone, but he thinks people should also considered Espina’s claim.
The mother wanted her child to come with her but the child’s grandmother refused because she already has another family and kids.Besides, the child also does not recognize her.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development agreed that for the mean time, the child should be under her grandmother’s custody.
Sus etong si Berna nagdadahilan pa Hindi na naawa sa Bata paiyak iyak pa huh.
Posted by OFW sa buong mundo on Monday, August 13, 2018