MANILA, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines greeted with excitement one of the symbolic 7 billionth babies in the world shortly after midnight Sunday in a hospital in Manila, local media reported Monday.
It's a baby girl with 5.5-pound. Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona said they will submit the baby's name and time of birth to the World Health Organization to see if the baby is indeed the world's seventh billionth.
The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world with 94.9 million people, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)'s State of the World Population Report.
World population to reach 7 bln soon: UNFPA report
HANOI, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released here on Thursday a report on the world population in 2011 themed, "Human beings and opportunities in the world of seven billion people".
Addressing at the press briefing, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam Bruce Campbell said the world's population will reach seven billion on October 31. Witnessing this event, people can join hands to change this opportunity into actions so as to make a better life for everybody. Full story