Malaybalay family saves abandoned infant

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/15 Sept.) A family managed to save the life of a new-born infant after they found the girl Thursday morning abandoned in a garbage area in Purok 5, Barangay 9, this city.

Lilia Montales said a friend told her about a voice she heard mistaking it of that of a bird’s. They were surprised to see the baby still with the birth cord in the grasses. The Montales family decided to bring the baby to the Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center for treatment.

The saved baby, temporarily named “Baby girl X,” was placed under care at the hospital’s incubation facility.

Staff of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) visited the baby.

It is the CSWDO who can decide on who may adopt the baby as some visitors in the hospital expressed interest in taking her care. (Sean Sulugan/Bukidnon News)

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