Baby abandoned outside congressman's house

Posted at 05/23/2014 6:00 PM | Updated as of 05/24/2014 6:00 PM
A baby abandoned in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. Photo by Dynah Gay Diestro, ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao

MANILA - A baby was abandoned outside the house of Zamboanga del Norte 1st District Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos in Barangay Dawo, Dapitan City on Wednesday evening.

The baby boy, who was wrapped with a cloth and placed inside a plastic bag, was left beside the gate of Jalosjos' house.

He was found by Jalosjos' house helpers.

He was immediately brought to Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital for medical check-up.

Unfortunately, the baby, who doctors said was about 7 months old, died at around 2 a.m. on Friday due to natal sepsis or blood infection.

The baby was laid to rest this morning.

Authorities have yet to identify who left the baby. -- Report from Dynah Gay Diestro, ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao