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Island of Twins (13 of 23)
Alabat Island, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
04 Feb 2013

There are around 60 pairs of twins in a small town on Alabat Island. Eudosia and Antonia are the oldest twins living in the island turning 82 next year,w hile the five month-old babies, Jane and Joy, are the youngest twins on the island.
According to the mayor, the population of the island is composed of .4% of twins of the 12,039 residents of their town. When he and his wife migrated to the island in 1980s they were amazed that the island had so many twins. As a matter of fact, the former mayor of the island had a twin brother. Town folks are shocked when they think they've seen that the dead mayor is alive, but later learn that the former mayor has a twin brother.
No studies have been conducted on the island as to why the prevalence of twins in this small town is growing. According to a study conducted between 1996 to 2006, the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologic Society found out that there was 182% increase in multiple pregnancies in 35 year-old women due to the use of fertility drugs. Due to the remoteness of the island and the limited access to fertility drugs, other influences could be considered such as inheritance of twinning or the food intake of mothers.
According to Wikipedia, Yoruba in South Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world, with 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from each side.
The main source of sustenance on the island is farming and fishing and according to the oldest midwife in the island, heredity is the major culprit of twinning in the island, and so far, their island has the highest population of twins in the entire Philippines.

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Island of Twins (12 of 23)
Alabat Island, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 Feb 2013

There are around 60 pairs of twins in a small town on Alabat Island. Eudosia and Antonia are the oldest twins living in the island turning 82 next year,w hile the five month-old babies, Jane and Joy, are the youngest twins on the island.
According to the mayor, the population of the island is composed of .4% of twins of the 12,039 residents of their town. When he and his wife migrated to the island in 1980s they were amazed that the island had so many twins. As a matter of fact, the former mayor of the island had a twin brother. Town folks are shocked when they think they've seen that the dead mayor is alive, but later learn that the former mayor has a twin brother.
No studies have been conducted on the island as to why the prevalence of twins in this small town is growing. According to a study conducted between 1996 to 2006, the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologic Society found out that there was 182% increase in multiple pregnancies in 35 year-old women due to the use of fertility drugs. Due to the remoteness of the island and the limited access to fertility drugs, other influences could be considered such as inheritance of twinning or the food intake of mothers.
According to Wikipedia, Yoruba in South Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world, with 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from each side.
The main source of sustenance on the island is farming and fishing and according to the oldest midwife in the island, heredity is the major culprit of twinning in the island, and so far, their island has the highest population of twins in the entire Philippines.

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Island of Twins (14 of 23)
Alabat Island, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 Feb 2013

There are around 60 pairs of twins in a small town on Alabat Island. Eudosia and Antonia are the oldest twins living in the island turning 82 next year,w hile the five month-old babies, Jane and Joy, are the youngest twins on the island.
According to the mayor, the population of the island is composed of .4% of twins of the 12,039 residents of their town. When he and his wife migrated to the island in 1980s they were amazed that the island had so many twins. As a matter of fact, the former mayor of the island had a twin brother. Town folks are shocked when they think they've seen that the dead mayor is alive, but later learn that the former mayor has a twin brother.
No studies have been conducted on the island as to why the prevalence of twins in this small town is growing. According to a study conducted between 1996 to 2006, the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologic Society found out that there was 182% increase in multiple pregnancies in 35 year-old women due to the use of fertility drugs. Due to the remoteness of the island and the limited access to fertility drugs, other influences could be considered such as inheritance of twinning or the food intake of mothers.
According to Wikipedia, Yoruba in South Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world, with 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from each side.
The main source of sustenance on the island is farming and fishing and according to the oldest midwife in the island, heredity is the major culprit of twinning in the island, and so far, their island has the highest population of twins in the entire Philippines.

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Island of Twins (5 of 23)
Alabat Island, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 Feb 2013

Ruth and Raymound are among the fraternal twins in the island. Raymound is grade 5 while Ruth is grade 6 according to the mother, Ruth is of normal intelligence, while Raymound has slower mental development.

There are around 60 pairs of twins in a small town on Alabat Island. Eudosia and Antonia are the oldest twins living in the island turning 82 next year,w hile the five month-old babies, Jane and Joy, are the youngest twins on the island.
According to the mayor, the population of the island is composed of .4% of twins of the 12,039 residents of their town. When he and his wife migrated to the island in 1980s they were amazed that the island had so many twins. As a matter of fact, the former mayor of the island had a twin brother. Town folks are shocked when they think they've seen that the dead mayor is alive, but later learn that the former mayor has a twin brother.
No studies have been conducted on the island as to why the prevalence of twins in this small town is growing. According to a study conducted between 1996 to 2006, the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecologic Society found out that there was 182% increase in multiple pregnancies in 35 year-old women due to the use of fertility drugs. Due to the remoteness of the island and the limited access to fertility drugs, other influences could be considered such as inheritance of twinning or the food intake of mothers.
According to Wikipedia, Yoruba in South Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world, with 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from each side.
The main source of sustenance on the island is farming and fishing and according to the oldest midwife in the island, heredity is the major culprit of twinning in the island, and so far, their island has the highest population of twins in the entire Philippines.

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Mother Teresa's Visit to Canada
Saint Paul, AB, Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

On June 25, 1982, Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a gift from the community — money to build a leper colony in India. The day was hot and sunny. Hundreds of people from St. Paul and the region thronged to the Landing Pad to see the iconic Sister accept the gift the people had bestowed on her. Premier Peter Lougheed was on the pad with Mother Teresa, as were representatives from Saddle Lake and other officials. A parade ensued. It was led by Mother Teresa who was in the passenger seat of a jeep, followed by crowds of her admirers and supporters. Residents of the seniors’ lodge, who couldn’t walk to the event, lined the curb outside of the lodge to watch the parade roll by. Whenever she stopped, she went among the people, meeting and exchanging a few words with the adults and chatting with children, who were clearly in awe of her presence. A children’s choir sang.

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Mother Teresa Thanks People of St. Pa...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

On June 25, 1982, Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a $925,000 gift from the community — money to build a leper colony in India.

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Mother Teresa Attracts Hundreds of Ci...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

The day was hot and sunny. Hundreds of people from St. Paul and the region thronged to see the iconic Sister accept the gift the people had bestowed on her. A parade ensued. It was led by Mother Teresa who was in the passenger seat of a jeep, followed by crowds of her admirers and supporters.

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Mt, lougheed, priest
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Premier of Alberta, Peter Lougheed, attended the important event, as did the Chief of the Saddle Lake First Nation and religious leaders in the region.

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Hands of Mother Teresa
Saint Paul, AB
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

"Give of your hands to serve and your heart to love." ~ Mother Teresa

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The Feet of Mother Teresa
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

"Love has a hem to her garment that reaches the very dust. It sweeps the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must." ~ Mother Teresa

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Mother Teresa Prays with Humility at ...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

The amount of the gift was significant and Mother Teresa was humbled by the generosity of the people of St. Paul, Alberta.

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Seniors Sit in the Sun to Greet Mothe...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Residents of the seniors’ lodge, who couldn’t walk to the event, lined the curb outside of the lodge to watch Mother Teresa's entourage roll by.

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Mother Teresa Greets People in the Crowd
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Whenever she stopped, she went among the people, meeting and exchanging a few words.

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Children's Choir Serenades Mother Teresa
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

A children's choir sang sweetly to honor Mother Teresa's visit.

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Mother Teresa Blesses the Children
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Mother Teresa was generous, chatting with children, who were clearly in awe of her presence.