01.11.2011

Welcome to the 7 billionth baby

Danica May Camacho from Manila is a baby girl


Manila - Asia — and the Philippines — welcomed the world’s first symbolic “seven billionth” baby on Monday but celebrations were tempered by worries over the strain that humanity’s population explosion is putting on a fragile planet.

The United Nations says that by its best estimates, the seven billionth baby will be born somewhere on October 31, and countries around the world have planned events surrounding the demographic milestone.

Manila Times