Oh, boy….something else the fecking flips can be “proud” of. Hitting the 100 million mark in a country that cannot feed itself and has land area not much larger than the state of Arizona. What gets me is that, according to the article reprinted below, 100 children throughout the country became the “100,000,000 baby”. HUH????
Another comment that gets me is thus: “He and the child’s mother, Dailin Cabigayan, 27, are not yet married. ‘She just happened to get pregnant.’ “ WHAT???
Methinks the only reason that orgasms were created is so the flips will know when to stop copulating 🙁
Original article here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/623749/philippines-welcomes-100-millionth-baby
MANILA, Philippines – A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.
The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation of “100,000,000th baby.”
“This is both an opportunity and a challenge… an opportunity we should take advantage of and a challenge we recognize,” Juan Antonio Perez, director of the official Commission on Population, told AFP.
While celebrating the birth of the babies with cake and of clothing and blankets, the government will also monitor each of the designated 100 children over the coming years to see if they are receiving the required health services, Perez added.
He and the child’s mother, Dailin Cabigayan, 27, are not yet married. “She just happened to get pregnant. But we do have plans to get married,” he told AFP.
Efforts to control the Philippines’ population growth have long been hampered by the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, which counts about 80 percent of Filipinos as followers and which disapproves of all forms of artificial birth control.
It was only in April that the government finally overcame over a decade of Church opposition to implement a reproductive health law providing the poor with birth control services.