31 Oct '11, 12am

Philippines welcomes one of the world's symbolic 'seven billionth' babies

Philippines welcomes one of the world's symbolic 'seven billionth' babies

The Philippines welcomed one of the world's symbolic 'seven billionth' babies on Monday, after she arrived to a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run hospital. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines welcomed one of the world's symbolic 'seven billionth' babies on Monday, after she arrived to a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run hospital. Weighing 2.5kg, Danica May Camacho was delivered just before midnight on Sunday amid an explosion of media flash bulbs in the delivery room at Manila's Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. 'She looks so lovely,' the mother, Camille Dalura, whispered softly as she cradled her tiny baby. 'I can't believe she is the world's seventh billion.' The baby is the second child for Ms Dalura and her partner, Florante Camacho, who quietly stood in a corner wearing a white hospital gown as television crews and photographers crowde...

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