8 billionth person in the world born in Manila

By Christina Erbon 

A baby girl born in Tondo, Manila is considered the world's "8 billionth baby," proving a United Nations (UN) prediction made earlier this year.

Photo Courtesy of Jire Carreon (Rappler)/Nico Waje (GMA News)

Venice Mabansag, the world's eight billionth population newborn is regarded as a blessing by her mother, Maria Margarette Villorente.

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) chief administrative officer, Lyneth Therese Monsalve, expressed hope that Venice will become a symbol of development in the future. 

"We are looking at, particularly the local government units, for the possible interventions that they have to give for these babies and the coming other babies for that matter in terms of health, education, then housing when they grow up,” she added. 

Via normal delivery, Baby Venice was born on November 15 at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Manila.

“So we just witnessed the world’s 8th billion baby in the Philippines. So we waited around two hours starting 11 p.m. last night and the baby was delivered at around 1:29 a.m., normal spontaneous delivery,” Dr. Romeo Bituin, the hospital’s chief medical professional staff, said in a GMA News report.

According to the previous forecast of the UN last July, the global population will hit eight billion today, November 15. 


Edited by Khezyll Galvan
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