Fetuses found near churches

Posted at 09/15/2010 9:39 AM | Updated as of 09/15/2010 8:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - Human fetuses were found in the cities of Manila and Malabon, days after a newborn baby was rescued from a garbage bin of a Gulf Air plane.

Police said a 5-to 7-month-old fetus was found inside a green plastic bag at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

An hour later, another fetus was found at the doorstep of the Church of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.

PO3 Jay Santos of the Manila Police District (MPD) Homicide Division believes the babies were aborted by their mothers.

Meanwhile, the Malabon City police also reported that a fetus, wrapped in plastic and then stuffed into a sack, was found at the corner of Salmon and Pampano streets in Catmon district on Wednesday.

Police said a worker named Tamy Pinero discovered the fetus and reported it to the police.

The Malabon City police's Scene of the Crime Operatives said the fetus was only 7 months old.

The discovery of the dead babies came just days after the rescue of a newborn baby from a trash bin inside a Gulf Air flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Baby George Francis was presumably born aboard the Manila-bound Gulf Air flight on Sunday.  The baby's name was based on the initials of Gulf Air.