Mom gives birth on motorboat off Eastern Samar town | Inquirer News

Mom gives birth on motorboat off Eastern Samar town

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 05:30 PM November 21, 2022
Mom gives birth on motorboat off Eastern Samar town

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ORMOC CITY — A mother delivered her baby on board a motorboat in the sea off Barangay Hilabaan in Dolores town, Eastern Samar over the weekend.

Mary Balbaboco, 28, was supposed to be brought to a hospital which can be reached through a 30-minute boat ride from their village.


Councilor Letecia Adel Corado, the chairman of the village’s committee on health, said Balbaboco gave birth to a baby girl at around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 20.

The baby was the fourth child of Balbaboco whose husband Chris works as a fisherman.


Corado explained that the island-barangay of Hilabaan has followed the “no home birth” policy of the government.

“We have to transport laboring mothers to the hospital in the town,” she said.


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