There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your child all bruised up because he or she has been subjected to domestic cruelty. Unfortunately, this has been a regular happening here in our country. More and more people seem to be heartless just because they have frustrations or mood swings that they want to channel on the child.
Many cases of children are documented by the DSWD and most of the time, no one is held responsible simply because family members don’t want to file cases against another family member or simply because they cannot afford the heavy and costly amount it would take to file a case and make the justice system work here in our country.
In Bitag, a program hosted by the Tulfo Brothers, the real mother of the child, Mariel, whose pictures got viral on social media after her aunt uploaded it, named Marimar Quilap asked for help because of the unfortunate events that her daughter had undergone under her stepmother Berna Espina.
Of course, Raffy Tulfo was quick to do action, he contacted Berna and Melvin and asked them to explain the things that she did to the child. Berna defended herself. She said that she had done nothing wrong to the child. She also insisted that the bruises she got was because she banged herself to the sink.
Raffy seemed to sense the dubious explanation said that there’s no way that it is possible, since Mariel is so little to even reach the sink. She also said that Berna should watch out because what she did could put her behind bars in due time.
Marimar was so disappointed with Berna because aside from creating baseless excuses for what she did, there was no apology from her for what she did to the child. It seems that there wasn’t even a trace of remorse on her face. Marimar even said that she would also hurt Berna once they see each other on court, which Raffy advised against, saying that the court may rule the opposite way if she did that.
Mariel became viral online after her aunt posted pictures of her having bruises, teeth marks and lots of nail punctures on her body. Many netizens were disappointed and hoped to see Berna behind bars.
Netizens hoped that time behind bars will teach Berna some lesson on how she should treat a child and they also hoped that she would stop whatever she’s doing to the child. Some even advised that she should seek mental help because there might be something wrong with her. According to the netizens, only a monster would be able to do what she did to the poor child.
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