This Little Girl was Left By Her Father to Play Bingo

Quezon City, Philippines – Netizen Monica Maraganas posted on her Facebook account about a little girl she brought home as she found her in Puregold, Austin Land alone.

Image by News Info PH via Facebook

According to the little girl named Hoseiah, she was with her father going to Puregold. At around 11AM the father left her to buy some food and until at 7PM his father hasn’t shown up.

“Yan yung tatay na walang isip na iniwan yung bata sa puregold.. buti nlang hindi SINDIKATO ANG NAKAKITA SA BATA! Joseph Generillo po ang pangalan nya.. PASIKATIN NA YAN BES! [This is the father of the child left alone in Puregold. Luckily she was not found by some syndicate! Hisname is Joseph Generillo.] ”

This is the comment of Ella Reyes Galila who claimed she’s the aunt of Hoseiah; she also said that Joseph borrowed Hoseiah last December 24 and never returned.

One comment claimed that the child’s father left to play Bingo which made the netizens angry.

Article 213 or the Family Code of the Philippines states that the general rule and the exception as to a mother’s custody of a child below seven years of age; in case of separation of the parents, parental authority shall be exercised by the parent designated by the court. The court shall take into account all relevant considerations, especially the choice of the child over seven years of age, unless the parent chosen is unfit. No child under seven years of age shall be separated from the mother, unless the court finds compelling reasons to order otherwise.

Do you think that the reason of the father why he left his daughter was reasonable or not?