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Navotas street ‘swallows’ baby girl

Because of extreme poverty, Susana Garcia and her one-year-old niece Ruth have been sleeping on the street—until the street “swallowed” the infant early Saturday.

Ruth Garcia was found dead in an open manhole in Navotas City around 2:30 a.m., and police suspected that she rolled over toward the hole while in her sleep.

PO3 Piolo Rubang said the baby girl was last seen the previous night lying next to Susana on sheets of carton spread out on the sidewalk on Lapu-Lapu Street, Barangay North Bay Boulevard-South.

When Susana awoke, the baby was no longer beside her. The infant was later found dead with a head wound in the manhole.

The police have ruled out foul play.

The infant’s remains were brought to Kalea Funeral Homes in Navotas. Kristine Felisse Mangunay

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  • AlexanderAmproz

    What do the Clergy in golden robe thinking about it ?

    First of all, it will never happen to them, why to worry ?

    Is it God will or leading elites carelessness ?

    Who cares, no income to get ?

    Maybe RH bill could have contribute avoid it.

  • Loggnat

    Sad….. The city of Navotas is partially responsible for failure to secure and cover the manhole and the mother can also be blamed for sleeping near a hazardous open manhole. The father of the child should also be blamed for failure to support his child. Irresponsibility in all levels of the society, I guess.

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