Abandoned Female Infant Rescued by a Tricycle Driver in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
A tricycle driver urinating on a vacant lot in Sitio Sangi, Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City discovered the abandoned female infant near the airbase on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2022.
The said infant was brought to the Carjay Lapu-Lapu City Hospital in Cebu where she was given medical care. Medical personnel said that the baby had insect bites and sepsis.
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong: Chan has suggested putting the infant up for adoption if the City Social Welfare and Development fails to find the child’s mother.
Mayor Chan said on facebook,“Kung pakyas sila sa pagsuta niini, ajong suhestiyon nga pangitaan na lang siya og mga tawong mo-amuma ug tinuod nga mopangga kaniya aron modako siya nga usa ka bililhong indibidwal”.
Mayor Chan said he was angry and hurt at the same time, thinking that the mother managed to leave her child quickly while other couples have been longing to produce their offspring.
However, he added that she sympathized also the mother as he could not discount the possibility that the mother could have abandoned her child due to difficulty in life or she could have been suffering from some form of mental illness like depression.