Not only a plethora of online users but also the ace actress Jennylyn Mercado reacted on the alleged mistreatment done by stepmother to her partner’s daughter. Earlier, the aforementioned little girl made rounds on social media after obtaining wounds and bruises on her face when her stepmom purportedly physically hurt her.
Unfortunately, the stepmom, Berna Espina, denied the accusations thrown against her. She claimed that the baby received her bruises after falling on the bathroom facedown. Reports also stated that Berna is seven months pregnant, and that her partner, Melvin de Vera, is still mum about the issue.
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Nonetheless, the young girl’s biological mother, Marimar Quilap-Quilap, and aunt, Michaella Lopez, sought assistance from Raffy Tulfo and proclaimed that they are determined to file charges against Berna and Melvin. Not only that the child had her face black and blue – and can’t even open her eyes because of these facial bruises – the poor kid also had her left arm broken.
Presently, she is under Department of Social Welfare and Development’s care.
At the latter part of Raffy Tulfo’s segment, Berna was asked if she had something to say to the child’s biological mom. However, she refused to say anything. Then, Raffy consulted to Philippine National Police (PNP) to help Marimar press charges formally.
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Upon hearing the upsetting news, the Kapuso star’s official Facebook page reached out to the poor girl’s family. According to reports, the actress wanted to lend a helping hand to the child.
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Meanwhile, we can attribute Jennylyn’s soft spot for the poor child given that she also experienced maltreatment from her stepfather when she was only three. Thanks to her Mommy Lydia, she was saved from her dark phase.