Tonight, I am quite bothered with the evening news on ABS-CBN about a three-year-old child being kidnapped. Both parents work, and the boy had to be left alone with the yaya. Apparently, someone came over to their house and told the yaya that the parents had instructed her to bring the child to meet them at a certain place. So the trusting yaya, gave the boy to the person, who turned-out to be a disguised kidnapper!
I am bothered because this could happen to anyone, even to my family. I feel really depressed for the child – I pray for his safety, and that he will be found ALIVE!
In the Philippines, children are kidnapped not to get a ransom, but to be sold – either for adoption, crime syndicates, or for organs.
I could not and will not understand the reasons of parents leaving their children to strangers. I, for one, have househelp horror stories – from a househelp’s textmate lover threatening us through texts, to a recently fired help who had put inside my baby’s crib coins, which he almost ate! I have had enough of the stress, and that’s the end of the search for me.
Money is not everything. I could have gone back to work for an International organization, and earn a hefty amount, but I could not fathom the thought of leaving my son to a stranger.
I will never exchange my son for money. I would rather be hard-up, than live with a guilty conscience all because of prioritizing material needs.There are many ways to earn – with the digital age, entrepreneurship is just in your fingertips. All you need is creativity!
No parent, however, could ever bullet-proof their children from danger. But you have the choice to lessen the risks!