Vice Ganda became viral on social media after he announced his plans to have a child via surrogacy.
The comedian shared his plans in an interview, saying that he really wanted to build a family now with his partner Ion Perez.
But before Vice, the surrogacy became more popular in the country because of billionaire Joel Cruz who spent millions of pesos to have children.
Because he was self-proclaimed ‘gay’, Cruz prefer to have children via surrogacy where he was still considered as a ‘biological father’ of his children.
According to him, he already spent 52-M just to have 8 children.
Cruz who’s the owner of multi-billion perfume company ‘Afficionado’ was also open to introduce the surrogate mothers to the public.
“Initially, you have to pay six million pesos, ‘yun ‘yung pag-accept ng program. Hindi sila titigil hangga’t hindi ka nagkakanak. But of course, you have to pay for the extra procedures [na] umaabot ng 12 million pesos,” Cruz said in an interview.
Surrogacy was an agreement between two parties which a woman would be contacted to carry a child in her womb for someone else.
‘Surrogate mothers’ earned millions of pesos if they successfully carry the child.
Most of the clients of surrogacy are those who are not capable of carrying a pregnancy.
There are two kinds of surrogacy, the traditional and gestotional surrogacy.
Traditional surrogacy is when a surrogate mother cares for the embryo formed from the father’s sperm and the egg of the surrogate mother. While in gestational surrogacy, the surrogate gestates an embryo from other woman’s egg and the father’s sperm.
In short, children born from traditional surrogacy was biologicallyrelated to the surrogate mother while the baby formed by gestational surrogacy is not related to the surrogate mother.
According to a report, Vice was required to spent around 5-9 million pesos for a single child.