Happy Birthday: Philippines welcomes 100 millionth citizen

July 27, 2014 1:20 PM

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Happy Birthday: Philippines welcomes 100 millionth citizen

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine officials welcomed the birth Sunday of their country's 100 millionth citizen with a cake, hope and concerns about how their poor Southeast Asian nation can help ensure a decent life for its swelling population.

A baby girl named Chonalyn was born shortly after midnight at the government-run Jose Fabella hospital in Manila, pushing the country's estimated population to the milestone figure, said Juan Antonio Perez III, executive director of the Commission on Population.

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