Father-Daughter Sexual-Assault: “Tay, ‘wag po!”

“Violated all limits of humanity and showed no repentance over his offence, this is a TOAST.”

A teenage girl thought that she and her family were living a normal life. But then she discovered that she had been sexually abused ever since the age of 10. Twelve years on, she recalls that devastating day and the traumatic events that followed.

Family is the basic unit of the society. As a group of related people, it mainly works for the development of its children to let them grow as good citizens. Teaching them in life and how to cope up from mistakes is part of growing up within their progress.

As children went on to teenage life, parental guidance and a solid control over their teens is done which is to say that the father as the head of the family would govern the life of his 12-year old daughter in particular. Through their years inside their house, teaching them the essence of discipline and moral conduct is number 1 in the checklist of a Father.

However, child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occurs continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement is normal.

Here enters what we call, dysfunctional families that are primarily a result of co-dependent adults, and may also be affected by addictions, such as substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.), or sometimes an untreated mental illness. Rape cases such as father – daughter sexual assault is an example. He is forcing his daughter to do unnatural sex, by slapping, and other kinds of cruelty. Sexual assault includes coercion, physical threats, abuse of power/ authority or incapability of the person to give consent for instance he has mental disability, underage or unconscious.

A teen-sex-abuser father do not believe that what they do is wrong. They convince themselves that his daughter wants it to happen as much as they do; indeed, it is not uncommon for them to blame his daughter for leading them on. It is in this denial that the danger to other teens lies. If an abuser does not believe that what he does is harmful, he has no reason not to do it again.

Rape is not a new case to the Philippines. Ever since, there are a number of rape incidences happening over the country. One of these cases is the “father-daughter rape case” wherein the father forces his daughter to have sex with him through intimidation, authority or physical threat. Most of these victims are under the legal age. According to PNP Women and Children Protection Center, 75.5 % are child victims of rape from 1999 to present. The department of social welfare and development conducted a report on the prevalence of rape cases by age group. The report shows that ages 14-18 are the ones who are involved in this incident.

          Being the father of victim, it was his duty to protect her from any such assault but he himself violated all limits of humanity and committed rape upon her.

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The Little Red Panda Saved by a Brown Koala Bear

Friday morning in her pink shirt and paled blue shorts,

Wake up at 7 am and trying to get up.

But she can’t, just can’t.

Wait a minute, said she.

In her light black eyes, she bulged her eyelids,

in her arousal, she stood up and pray.

At her bed she was in doubt,

to find some little mistakes at this very day of 12th of december.

Still wondering about her large Choco latte colored bear,

if she ever leave, who would take care of this poor creature?

She asked and asked, until a friend volunteered!

“Relief”, said she.

On her waist, she placed her hand,

On her hand, she mumbled and wondered,

on her feet, she found out ones missing,

undressed 2 feet, 10 little fingers in cold.

“Where art thou”, asked she.

Her green slippers are gone, in her dismay she walked outside.

In the advent of her discovery,

Black large slippers were displayed.

“Could I borrow this my friendly fellow?” asked she.

“Yes” said he.

Taddah, her dear little ten finger feet were all alived

Once cold now once on heat.

She walked down the road and about to pee.

4 doors never was opened and shocked.

“Oh my, said she.”

She went to the corner and mumbled,

this red little panda is in trouble.

She went back to her bed and was saddened,

Trying to ease the pain on her stomach.

At her courage mind, she went out with guts,

Gone to a new house, residing at the porch beside the green valley,

the red little panda found a white shining door.

“What a wonderful sight!” said she

She went through the door and “Viola!”

The white tub suits her and comforts.

After the discomfort of this little red panda,

She uttered and said,” OH MY GEE!”

She found out something horrible

And it makes her so trembled.

The door was locked and she was trapped!

Poor little red panda, Poor little red panda.

At her dismay, she pondered, “Don’t wanna be here forever!”

She shouted for help but no one heard it.

She knocked on hardly, she knew somebody would come.

Along with her dreadful situation, tears would fall.

But before it could happen, she heard a voice!

“A trapped one!”

As her heart was pounding loud, so nervous and so hopeful

Somebody will save her as she pulled the knob trigger

and watch it be destroyed and fallen

To see the world again, to feel the breeze again,

“Help” said she

“Yes, I will help you out, ” said he

In her cries and loneliness, fears disappear,

As the locked door was opened,

As it turned broken,

As she heard the cracking sound of the door opening,

she was finally saved and mumbled, “My Savior”

And there he is, a Brown Koala bear with gleaming eyes

and charming smile, “HAHAAH, you’re saved.”

and then the brown creature jumped off nowhere.,

The little red panda, who was frightened was enlightened.

By the Brown Koala bear who saved her,

At her bed, she wished to see him again,

“Hope I might see you My brown savior”, said she

Happiness is what she found,

Her knight and shining Brown Koala Bear.

-adopted story