Newborn dumped, recovered-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A NEWBORN baby girl was recovered alive after she was abandoned in the grasses in an east coast village in Zamboanga City, a top police official said Wednesday.
Police Station 6 commander Chief Inspector Elmer Acuña said the baby girl was found around 9 p.m. Tuesday at Acorin Drive in the village of Tugbungan, five kilometers east of the city.
Acuña said the baby girl, with her umbilical cord still uncut, was found by Rosa Graciano, sister of Tugbungan village chief Agustin Graciano, outside her compound's fence.
Graciano told the police that the baby girl was discovered after she heard her crying out loud.
Graciano immediately brought the baby to the health center and was placed under the care of Daisy Arcillas, the center's nurse.
The baby girl, who sustained bruises on her right leg due to ant bites, was believed to have been born two hours when Graciano found her.
Acuña has ordered a thorough investigation to identify the mother of the baby girl.
He said the mother will be held liable for abandoning her newly born daughter.