Kidney for sale: How organs can be bought via social media in the Philippines
MANILA: Carlos welcomed his newborn baby girl with so much love, and trepidation.
Their midwife had cancelled the delivery at home. So his wife was lying in a hospital bed after an unplanned visit the family could not afford. He had no idea where he could find 14,000 Philippine pesos (US$270) for the hospital bill and his family had not been able to leave the ward, even though they desperately wanted to.
Then a possible solution dawned on Carlos. Years of living in one of Manila’s poorest communities had taught him where to find money in a time of desperation. He logged on to Facebook…