Philippines welcomes symbolic ‘7 billionth baby’

October 31, 2011

The Philippines welcomed one of the world’s symbolic “seven billionth” babies Monday, after she arrived to a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run hospital.

Weighing 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds), Danica May Camacho was delivered just before midnight 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.

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