Children usually get caught in the middle of fights between their parents. This could lead to psychological trauma that may affect them in the long run. But for this 3-year-old boy from Vigan City, his parents’ argument caused him to take a heavy blow that could cost him his life.
According to a report by GMA News TV’s “Balita Pilipinas” on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, a young boy was in critical condition after his father injured him in a fit of drunken rage during a marital spat. The incident happened inside their home in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
Inspector Crystal Jane Vismanos, Chief of the Women and Children Protection Desk of the Vigan City Police, said that Jonathan Villanueva, the father, accused his wife, Gina, of having an extramarital affair. Aside from jealousy, Jonathan was also mad at Gina for insisting to go to her grandmother’s wake.
Jonathan was having none of it.
Drunk and blinded with rage, Jonathan barely knew what he was doing. In the middle of their fight, he suddenly threw their young son to the floor. Jonathan said during an interview:
“Nagkwan yung isip ko na parang nagdilim. ‘Di ko alam na karga ko (yung bata). ‘Di ko alam kung gaano kataas. Nung nakita ko na yung pagkabagsak nung bata, natulala na lang ako.”
Based on reports, the impact resulted in a small crack on the right side of the child’s skull.
“Medyo delikado kasi may dugo daw po sa utak. Pero makukuha naman daw po sa gamut,” Gina tearfully said.
Fortunately, her son is now stable. In fact, he was recently discharged from the intensive care unit after being in critical condition for some time.
Gina will reportedly refrain from pressing charges against her violent husband. She said:
““Maging aral sa ‘yo ‘to. Kasi lahat ng paghihirap ko sa ‘yo tinanggap ko. Napagtiisan ko pero ngayon yung anak mo ‘di ka na naawa. Sobra ka. Yung anak mo ngayon, hirap na hirap na. Pasalamat ka na yung anak mo kahit papano mahal ka niya, ayaw ka niyang ipakulong.”
Jonathan was previously held at the Vigan City Police jail but was released when the charges against him were dropped.
“Ako alam ko naman na di ako papatawarin ng misis ko. Mayakap ko lang anak ko ngayon, yun lang. Kahit anong gawin na nila sa akin dito.”
Watch the news report below.
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SOURCE: GMA NEWS ONLINE | ABS-CBN NEWS