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Last March 29, 2018, the unnamed mother who abandoned her infant child in a cemetery in Candelaria, Quezon, has surrendered to the authorities.
She arrived at Malabanban Sur barangay hall at around 8:00 pm with his mother and siblings.
The 22-year-old mother was then escorted to Candelaria Municipal Police Station where authorities processed her case.
The mother did not disclose any information to the media.
According to her mother, her daughter left the child in the cemetery on Sunday afternoon. They did not give the mother’s reason for the act.
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The family then said that they wanted to take back the abandoned child. However, the barangay chairman refused their request. Moreover, he said that the case should be first discussed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine National Police and the Candelaria local government unit.
The mother is currently under Candelaria police custody. She is set to have a meeting with DSWD on Thursday.
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