Claudine Barretto recently made headlines after the actress reacted to a certain Peggy Enriquez on social media who called Claudine’s two-year-old daughter Quia ugly and “batang lansangan” (street child).
The actress was spotted at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters to formally file charges. In a report by GMA News, Claudine said she is a mother and is willing to fight for her daughter.
"She (Quia) cannot talk. She cannot defend herself. God gave her to me and it's my duty and responsibility to be a mother and to protect my child," she said.
"Kung kaya niya gawin ito sa isang artista na may mga koneksyon, ano pa kaya ang ordinaryong tao na ang ibu-bully mo? And what does that say of a person na ang bata, iba-bash mo, tatawagin mong pangit at batang lansangan? Naghahanap ka ng gulo,” she added.
According to the NBI, Peggy can be charged with violation of Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act (Republic Act 9262) and Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act (Republic Act 7610) if Claudine could give enough evidence to support her case.