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Father leaves 5-yr-old daughter in forest as punishment; child missing

A five-year-old girl is still missing after she was abandoned by her own father in a forest in Famy, Laguna.

The father identified as Felipe Eranzo initially sought assistance from the police to report that his daughter Mariafe is missing, a report on Unang Balita on Wednesday said.

He, however, eventually admitted that he intentionally left his daughter in the forest as punishment for her supposedly embarrassing him in front of his friends while they were drinking.

After he had gone home after drinking with friends, Felipe admitted that he hit his daughter in the nape causing her to lose consciousness.

He afterwards brought his daughter to the forest.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing as of posting time.

Felipe will face charges for child abuse. —Marlly Rome Bondoc/LBG/KG, GMA News