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100 millionth babies in Baguio, Cordillera, Pangasinan

PAMELA Pedronio shows off her son, John Paul, who was born 
on July 27 at 12:20 a.m., making him Pangasinan’s symbolic 

Claire Jiliene Avila of Baguio City was born a minute later than Chonalyn Cabigayan, the 100 millionth baby of the country, but she, too, shares that title, along with Severine Heiress Longbuan of Benguet province, Janaira Hormelia Lazaro of Kalinga province and John Paul Pedronio of Pangasinan province.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100 millionth Filipino is a baby girl

LOOKING WITH HOPE INTO FUTURE  Her name is Chonalyn, one of at least two babies born early Sunday, enabling the Philippines to surpass the 100-million population mark. She was born at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila. The other baby, Rian, was born three minutes later in Tacloban City.  RICHARD A. REYES

It wasn’t exactly the kind of birthday that first-time mother Dailin Cabigayan had anticipated for her newborn child.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby

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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.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

100 millionth Filipino due early Sunday


By the reckoning of a population expert, the Philippine population will hit 100 million at 12:06 a.m. or thereabouts on Sunday. Be happy if your baby is born around that time because you will earn P5,000.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Anybody home? Pacific island of Niue hit by exodus

In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, people enter the headquarters for Niue's government, the island's biggest employer, in Alofi, Niue. Severe population decline on the tiny Pacific atoll is threatening a culture that dates back more than 1,000 years. AP

It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: “Keep this place clean,” it says, “so it stays beautiful.”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »