For 8 years, Lorilyn Agustin stood as both mother and father to her ex-partner’s son. But after the woman died, her family took the boy and refused to let Lorilyn see the kid or spend some time with him.
Stricken with grief, Lorilyn sought the help of veteran broadcaster Raffy Tulfo so she could have some visitation rights to Gabo.
Lorilyn further explained that she had been with her former partner Melanie Quenza for 12 years but they broke up and the latter had a relationship with a man; this resulted in Gabo’s birth.
But Melanie didn’t want the kid and wanted to sell him, Lorilyn claimed. Thus, Lorilyn assumed full responsibility of the child and raised him like her own – Melanie and her family didn’t even support the kid or sent money for his needs.
Lorilyn had been the sole carer and ‘parent’ to Gabo since he was born but 8 years later, when Melanie died, he was taken by his grandparents. Sadly, despite the fact that she had raised Gabo by herself all those years, the law states that she has no parental rights on the kid. With the ***** of his mother, custody transfers to the grandparents unless there was a last will from Melanie; but she had none.
Melanie’s mother, Zeny Gonzalvo-Quenza, refused to let Lorilyn visit the child or take him out even for just a day; telling her that she’s after their late daughter’s SSS pension. Lorilyn told Raffy that she doesn’t want any of the money, only some days to spend with the boy.
Even though they weren’t related by blood, she raised him for 8 years. It was heartbreaking to see this tough lesbian cry as she pleads for time with Gabo.
Thanks to Raffy’s help, the old lady finally agreed to let Lorilyn spend time with Gabo but things took an ugly turn when the parties finally met face to face. This forced the team to bring the matter to the barangay.
When asked, the boy chose his Papa (Lorilyn) over his grandparents. The old folks finally relented, letting the boy go with Lorilyn and giving her some custody. We hope the grandparents will honor the agreement so Lorilyn won’t go through the same heartbreak again. She said she understands that in the eyes of the law, she doesn’t have legal rights to the kid but having raised the boy without his mother and grandparents, she is still the boy’s Papa…
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Posted by Raffy Tulfo in Action on Tuesday, April 17, 2018