Investigations are still being conducted to determine the identity of the mother of the abandoned newborn found in a tennis court in the municipality of Narra on October 30.
Narra Municipal Police Station (MPS) Chief of Police Sr. Insp. Grace Vic Gumba said they continue to face a blank wall regarding the personality of the mother of a newborn baby girl, who was left deserted in a tennis court in the said town.
Despite this however, he said an old woman went to the MPS to lay claim on the baby. Apparently, she told policemen in the MPS that she is the grandmother.
But Gumba said even her claim has to be verified before they transfer the care of the infant.
As of press time, the baby is under the care of the Narra Rural Health Unit (RHU). She is in better condition, said the police chief.
Once the identity of the mother has been determined, he said she might be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 7610, or the Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination law.
She may be imprisoned for six years above, depending on the weight of the offense.
The MPS is also calling on anyone, who may have information regarding the mother of the newborn, to come to their office and help by providing important details to speed up the investigation.