Newborn baby boy found in garbage bag unloaded from Gulf Air plane at NAIA


Unang Hirit video: Social Welfare Sec. Dinky Soliman on infant found in airplane trash can

A newborn baby boy was found in a garbage bag reportedly unloaded from a Gulf Air plane from Bahrain that landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on September 12, reports the Associated Press (AP) via Yahoo News. Wrapped in blood-stained tissue paper, the boy was discovered with his umbilical cord and placenta still attached, according to PhilStar.com.

After doctors from the medical team of Manila International Airport Authority cleaned up the baby, he "let off a soft cry," airport nurse Kate Calvo said in the AP report. Weighing three kilograms and 48 centimeters long, the boy has a normal heartbeat, healthy pinkish skin and good reflexes, according to Inquirer.net. The medical team named him George Francis, the initials GF referring to the code name of Gulf Air.

Police are now searching for the baby’s mother, who may be criminally charged, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said in the AP report. "I was simply outraged; no infant should be treated that way." She added that the baby will be given to the mother’s relatives or put up for adoption.

For more on this story, log on to Yahoo News, Inquirer.net and PhilStar.com.

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