ZAMBOANGA CITY: A young woman abandoned her newborn baby in Zamboanga City to hide her unwanted pregnancy from her family, police said on Tuesday. Nineteen-year-old Janine Marie Quinquinito asked a tricycle driver to bring her to a vacant lot in Canelar village where she left the baby. The woman then asked him to bring her to the boarding house where she was staying. When the driver noticed that the woman was alone, he hurriedly went back to the village and rushed to the area where the woman left the baby. The driver, whose identity was not made public by the police, took the baby and handed it over to them. The child was rushed to the hospital while the policemen went to the woman’s boarding house and found her bleeding profusely and with fever and also rushed her to the same hospital. The woman said she gave birth in her room and decided to throw the baby to hide everything from her parents who were not even aware of her unwanted pregnancy. It was unknown who the child’s father was or whether he had been told about what had happened to both the woman and the baby.


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