Mother of baby abandoned on Gulf Air plane identified, blood stains found on her seat
Airport authorities are searching for a 30-year-old woman who is suspected to be the mother of abandoned "Gulf Air baby" George Francis, who was found in a garbage bag in the Gulf Air plane’s restroom on September 12, reports PhilStar.com. According to the report, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) are looking for the Gulf Air flight GF 154 (Bahrain to Manila) passenger "seated at 40D where blood stains were seen."
MIAA General Manager Jose Horando told PhilStar.com, "We will hold her (suspected mother of George Francis) identity until proper investigation is conducted." ABS-CBNNews.com reports that the passenger seated at 40D, the 80th passenger in the flight manifest, did not write her information legibly on the immigration arrival card. The woman also did not indicate her address, reports PhilStar.com.
"Gulf Air baby" George Francis Dimaano--named after the airport security personnel, Tristan Dimaano, who found him on September 12--was declared in good condition by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), reports Saksi via GMANews.TV. According to PhilStar.com, Metro Manila radio stations were flooded with offers to adopt George Francis, but DSWD official Celia Yangco said the government wants to find the baby’s biological mother first. Those interested to adopt George Francis would have to wait for three months before the court officially declares him abandoned, reports Saksi.