"Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby
By AFP | Jul. 27, 2014 at 12:56pm Tweet? MANILA, July 27, 2014 (AFP) -
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. PHILIPPINES, Manila: A nurse holds the symbolic “100 millionth Filipino baby”, the baby making the Philippines population hit 100 Million. AFP Photo The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation of "100,000,000th baby". "This is both an opportunity and a challenge... an opportunity we should take advantage of and a challenge we recognise," Juan Antonio Perez, executive director of the official Commission on Population, told AFP. While a growing population means a larger workforce, it also means more dependents in a country where about 25 percent of people are living in poverty, he said."
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