Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Have You Ever Hurt Someone You Love?

By Alon Calinao Dy: A Filipina, also an overseas Filipino worker, allegedly suffered a physical abuse at the hands of her husband, Jilvinson Bandivas Pagaling, after they agreed to end their marriage last December 23, 2014.

According to the news report, the abuser sent their children and her stepmother out of the house. He asked something that led to his anger and repeatedly threw punches to the face and body of the victim. 

After her face was badly damaged, he pointed a gun at her head. The suspect's brother was also linked to the domestic violence and abuse. She had her opportunity to escape when her stepmother and children intervene and called someone named Balong to open a locked gate.

This is one of the life's most distressing experiences she endured at the hands of her abusive husband. It is not easy for every woman to bring her life back because this is very traumatic one that holds unpleasant memories for the entire life, knowing that she suffered from a pain she doesn't know when it will subside.

I respond to the people's call to condemn domestic violence and abuse, also recognized as the spousal abuse, and to put the abusers to their downfall. Also, abusers may use guilt, fear, pity, and intimidation to physically hurt their targets. Hence, it is important to show the victim that she is not alone.

This will serve a valuable example for everyone that we have to calm ourselves before becoming aggressively dangerous toward others. None of us has the right to offend others. Lastly, none of us bears the right to violate the women's rights.

Throughout the rest of our lives, we might encounter various violent things, but let's always settle for peace.