MANILA - Traffic was heavy all day around APEC Summit venues, particularly the World Trade Center, SM Mall of Asia, and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
Commuters complained of spending up to 2 hours for what used to be a 15-minute commute. Some motorcycles even tried to get inside APEC lanes to cut through the queue.
But the heavy traffic caused more than just plain inconvenience to a woman who was forced to deliver a baby on the sidewalk of Belle Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard in Parañaque.
According to PO1 Allan Lingcong who was manning traffic and security in the area, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m.
Traffic was heavy when a couple riding a motorcycle asked for help. The wife was about to deliver her baby, so other traffic enforcers and security personnel went running to assist.
Many of them had basic knowledge on how to assist a woman in labor so they were able to help the woman deliver her child.
They flagged down another motorist to help bring the couple and their baby to the San Juan de Dios Hospital emergency room.
According to the hospital, the mother and baby were fine and attended to accordingly, and they would be discharged soon.