A Muslim teenager appealing for his missing mother to make contact ends up damning her to hell before making a racial slur about Filipino women.
Daniel Ismail, aged 15 from Kuala Lumpur, contacted PLN’s Facebook group today (Monday, September 25) asking for help to track down his missing mother.
Alongside some photographs of his mother and scans of her identity papers, he made the following written appeal:
My name is Daniel I’m 15 years old from Malaysia. I’m looking for my mother left us since 13 July 2017 I believe she is living in [redacted] at [redacted] and working in [redacted] anybody see her and know her please ask to contact me in wassup or in FB.
Mommy we all miss you so much please respond if you see this message , we dunno what happened to you and leave us and go without any message no nothing at all how come you can do this to us and how can you leave my brother he still small he needs a mother to love for.
If you don’t want us anymore just say you don’t want us
I’m asking for help for all this group members to share this post to find my mother.
Spoken appeal for missing mother
However, his original appeal, posted on his own Facebook timeline last Tuesday, is accompanied by a recorded appeal. This video clip reveals a distinct element of anger behind his message.
Speaking to camera, he says: “After you marry to papa for 22 years, you can do this. Are you Muslim or not?”
And later: “Whatever money you take from papa, you run away to Philippine. It okay, no problem. You give it to your Philippine boyfriend, you have good life with him, we never care.”
After setting a deadline for her to make contact by today (Monday), he continues: “If not any news from you, so we will ask papa to divorce you.
“I will pray to Allah, your life will go in hell. How much our heart pain, you be in hell — in the fire.
“I think Philippine mother, you are okay. But you Filipinos are all the same. Looking for new man, every time.
“You see my face for the last time. Bye.”
Despite these angry words spoken to camera, his original written appeal says in part: “Papa is not angry with you, he wants you back home.”
Different tone in original message
His original message in full reads:
Good day everyone my name is Daniel, I am 15 years old from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. I want to use this medium to reach out to the millions of people on Facebook at large.
Please help me share this message when you read through.
I am looking for my Mother, Mylene Pacleb Bernado (She is a Muslim) , she uses two names the other name is Shireley Alvero Blancio She is originally from Pangansinan Urdaneta province in Philippines she is 51 years old, it’s been two months plus now since she left the house, in Malaysia now, we came to learn that she ran away back to the Philippines.
She left 5 Children, and my papa, we have a happy life together, my father never hurt her, she left without saying a word and that really breaks my heart.. If you ever read this message mom, I would like to know what made you do this? Papa is not angry with you, he wants you back home… We haven’t heard anything from you since you left.
I am sending this viral message to everyone in the Philippines that may know her whereabouts to please assist me by sending a direct message to me on my Facebook.
No doubt with the Filipino tendency to share posts before reading them — and the apparent tragedy of a missing mother — his post will go viral. Almost certainly, somebody will identify her and pass on the message.
‘Honour killing’ danger?
But is all as it seems? Did Mrs Bernado/Blancio walk out of a happy marriage after 22 years simply because of a new man?
Is it likely she did so without telling her children, or contacting them later?
The big question for the mother, is can she take the risk of returning?
After all, women in Muslim countries have been subjected to “honour killings” for much less.
Posted by Daniel Ismail on Dienstag, 19. September 2017