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Daughter critical after dad hurled her during fight with mom

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 9/13/2017 Kaufman, Karl
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A three-year-old girl in Pangasinan is in critical condition after her father hurled her to the floor at the height of his fight with his wife, whom he suspected of having an affair, GMA News stringer CJ Torida reported on 24 Oras on Wednesday.

The report said the couple quarreled Monday night after the suspect, Jonathan Villanueva, came home drunk.

"Kasi nga, inaakusahan siya na may lalaki siya," Vigan City Women and Children Protection Desk chief  Police Inspector Crystal Jane Vismanos said of the victim's mother, Gina Villanueva.

Gina, who denied having an affair, said her husband is usually violent when drunk.

Jonathan, on the other hand, said he blacked out during their fight, adding he did not mean to hurt his daughter.

"Nag-kuwan 'yung isip ko na, parang nagdilim. Di ko alam na karga ko ['yung anak ko]. Di ko alam kung gaano kataas. Noong nakita ko na 'yung pagkabagsak 'nung bata, natulala na lang ako," he said.

The report said the impact caused damage to the left portion of the kid's skull.

"Medyo delikado kasi may dugo daw po sa utak. Pero makukuha naman daw po sa gamot," Gina said.

She said she will not press charges against her husband for their daughter's sake, but expressed hope that the incident would serve as a lesson to him.

"Maging aral na sa 'yo 'to. Kasi lahat ng paghihirap ko sa 'yo tinanggap ko. Napagtiisan ko. Pero ngayon, 'yung anak mo, hindi ka na naawa. Sobra ka," she said.

"'Yung anak mo ngayon, hirap na hirap na," she added. "Pasalamat ka na 'yung anak mo, kahit papaano, mahal ka niya. Ayaw ka niyang ipakulong."

Jonathan, now detained, said he regrets his actions and wants nothing but to be able to hold his daughter again.

"Mayakap ko lang anak ko ngayon. Iyon lang. Kahit anong gawin nila sa akin dito," he said. —Margaret Claire Layug/KBK, GMA News

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