A woman seen by witnesses in Manila Bay was reportedly trying to drown her 3-month-old baby.
Policemen saw her holding her baby upside down and drowning her baby
According to witnesses and the police, the woman seemed to have lost her mind and was screaming while she was holding her baby upside down, and trying to drown her baby.
The police then asked the coast guard for assistance, and they immediately took a boat and rescued the baby first, and then the mother.
The 33-year-old mother was then taken to the precinct, who then admitted to having used drugs and drank with her friends the night before the incident.
According to her, she did it out of spite for her husband who left her
When asked why she did the things that she did out of spite for her husband who left her for another woman.
She also admitted that she wasn’t sure how she got to Manila Bay, but she maintains that she wasn’t trying to kill her baby.
She added that she’s very sorry about the entire incident, and all that she wants would be to go back to the province where she would be far away from her vices.
Child abuse charges will be filed against the mother, and the child will be temporarily taken to the DSWD to be taken care of.
Hopefully, no more families will suffer
Hopefully, no more incidents such as this happen in the future. With drug abuse being one of the biggest problems in the country, it’s scary to think how many families, and children might suffer because of drug abuse.
At it’s core, drug abuse is a health problem, as people who are addicted to drugs tend to lose control of themselves as a side-effect of their addiction. A lot of drug pushers also prey on the poor and the underprivileged, who always try and seek a means of escape from the struggles of their daily life.
That’s why it’s important for us as Filipinos to be more compassionate and understanding of drug addicts. Granted, they might have made some mistakes, but we’re in no position to judge them. What they need post is our support, compassion, and understanding that someday they will recover from their addiction and get back on track with their lives.
Source: news.abs-cbn.com, gmanetwork.com
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