my inanak (godchild) was beaten up by his father. he punched his child in the head many times… so many. he lashed her out with the buckle of his belt many times that my inaanak can no longer stand. it happened this morning. she didn’t attend school.
the father is a tall guy and the child is a waifish grade six girl.
according to my cousin she is black and blue all over.
the father also said that when after work he’ll again beat the child up.
cuz the girl stole some money from a neighbor.
we didn’t know if the stealing is true. they’ve never asked the child before they beat her up. even if she did it, theres a reason and beating her up is not the answer. no matter whar she did… nobody have this right to beat anyone up… especially a girl… a child…
I want to see her but I cant. I cant cuz ill cry.
I have a responsibility to help that child. I am her godmother. I promise god that right?
but im scared.
I don’t know what to do.
I want to call bantay bata right about now… but but…
I am scared.
I remember about a week ago that same girl is asking me to help her w/ her assignment … I did not help her cuz im super busy w/ meself… self pitying and looking at myself in the mirror and thinking .. Gah! I gained a lot of weight… I am a pig!!!!
I forgot that … that… I am not… the center of the universe … that that… there are people who needs me and who is more important that the scale… or my self…