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Filipino Man Attacks Gay Son With Boiling Water

Filipino Man Attacks Gay Son With Boiling Water


A Filipino father has reportedly admitted to attacking his own son with a pan of boiling water, saying that finding out three of his children are gay led to him lash out.

The attack left 19-year-old Edmund Padilla with burns and blisters over his body. His father, Erano, has now been detained and the case is being thoroughly investigated. He reportedly confessed to the attack, saying he drunkenly lashed out over pent-up feelings regarding news that three of his children are in fact gay.

The Philippine LGBT Hate Crimes Watch (PLHCW) group is using this case to emphasize the need for better protections for the country’s LGBT citizens. Via Pink News:

The PLHCW is calling for justice for Edmund Padilla and for tougher national action by the government.

Reighben Labilles, a spokesperson for the PLHCW, said: “We plead to the government to initiate pro-active programs that provides parents and LGBT children the opportunities to promote freedom of expression of sexuality and gender.

“In a free society, the parents should respect the rights of their LGBT children and stop altogether corporal punishment. We are born this way and you cannot punish us to change our sexuality.”

The report goes on to note that the victim, because of his age, is not covered under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and national child protection laws, even though this violence was perpetrated by his father. The PLHCW says it is “urgent” for lawmakers in the country to remedy this oversight in the law.

The group also urges President Aquino’s administration to consider this case as impetus for enacting and enforcing LGBT rights protections in law, policy and governmental programs.

[Read the full story over at Pink News.]

Readers can view a Filipino news bulletin regarding this story at the PLHCW blog, however readers should be aware that the story is not subtitled and contains graphic images of Padilla’s burns. Click here to view.

We will continue to follow this story as more details emerge.

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11:59PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

don't scald the gays

12:26AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

God I hope that father doesn't get off with the 'excuse' that he was drunk, if anything violence fuild by alochol should be punished more survearly then the initial violent action.

4:03PM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Wow, that's sad...he obviously didn't accept changes in the world.

2:14PM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Sadness is so may cases like these take until the fathers deathbed to sort out, What a waste of love, his children arent less his children nor worthy of his love for being gay. Intolerance sucks. In the end of the day, they probably didnt want to be like him.

8:12PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

This guy probably added his next chapter to a long-standing trait -- to lash out rather than reach out -- with an exceptionally egregious act. I'll bet his poor action has lots of previous examples.

And a terrorizing father figure alienates the very children he should have unconditionally loved and encouraged. Homosexuality is in part an adaptation, an attempt to connect with one's own sex with an endrun around the parent who's difficult or impossible to bond to. It doesn't sound like any of Erano Padilla's children ever found him approachable. Now he's marred his son's face and body, adding external damage to the boot-heel he's already planted through Edmund's heart. It'd take a retro-authoring act of God to heal the rift now.

1:17PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

How awful to treat kids like that

9:38AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

how could you harm someone like that? escpecially your own kid! wtf.

9:01AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Stake that false father out under a 'palo santo' tree and leave him for the ants. Give the children refugee visas to a gay friendly nation. Problem solved.

7:17AM PST on Jan 9, 2012


7:16AM PST on Jan 9, 2012


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