Constraint on the Amount of Children in the Philippines, Depending on Their Status in Life

Constraint on the Amount of Children in the Philippines, Depending on Their Status in Life

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Shaina Apolinar started this petition to National Statistics Office

     A successful future? A great and modern society? A positive and high economy?  An ideal world? What else could people dream for in our living community? A dream far from the reality. People keep on living and multiplying, striving for survival in every day. As new generation  pass by, technology has made drastic changes to the world we live in. indeed, it makes our lives easier and more convenient.  However, it is becoming more difficult to achieve the ideal world we are dreaming about due to the fast-paced growing population. Problems occur as a result such as lack of resources, food and water shortage, minimal land areas to build houses, buildings, infrastructures etc. Negative factors such as corruption, inflation, and poverty were brought by overpopulation in our country. What would happen to our nation if these negative factors wouldn’t be controlled? Have we asked ourselves on how we can simply contribute to our economy? We therefore conclude that ‘Constraint on the Amount of Children per Family in the Philippines, Depending on Their Statuses in Life’ would be a solution if they can handle the financial expenses for the number of children that they have.

 Too many people. Too little space. 


    The Philippines has one of the fastest growing populations in Southeast Asia. From having fifty million inhabitants in 1980, the Philippines today is home to around ninety million people with 11 million living in Manila only. Living place is becoming increasingly saturated. This overcrowding is causing a range of problems such as lack of education, lack of healthcare, unemployment and general poverty.

     According to Dr. Emily Bernardo, a lack of information is one of the leading causes of overpopulation in the Philippines. Bernardo is the leader of a family-planning unit at the public José Fabella Hospital in Manila.

    ”The poorest social groups are incredibly ignorant. They don’t even know how a woman becomes pregnant. Some of them believe they are infertile while they are still breast-feeding their new-borns and others have never even heard of prevention or contraceptives. Others still are terrified of unknown side effects. That’s why women keep having more children, even though they neither want to nor have the economic means to provide for them.”

      ”The responsibility for slowing overpopulation has been moved from the government to the local municipalities, and as a result there is no longer a national plan for combating this problem. We are the last public hospital in Manila that still offers counselling in prevention and family planning. All other public hospitals have had their programs cut by the devoutly religious mayor.”

      The current population of the Philippines is 106,894,543 as of Sunday, September 30, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates.

 • The Philippines population is equivalent to 1.4% of the total world population.
 • The Philippines ranks number 13 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
 • The population density in the Philippines is 357 per Km2 (925 people per mi2).
 • The total land area is 298,170 Km2 (115,124 sq. miles)
 • 44.4 % of the population is urban(47,278,672 people in 2018)
 • The median age in the Philippines is 24.3 years.

     With the statistics stated above,it shows how the problem regarding this issue has been worse as time pass by. Different social issues must be taken seriously. Because of this,Filipinos,those foreigners who live in our country, and even other people from all over the world, shall take an action and stand up for people to be aware of this certain problem. Let's all fight and be a responsible citizen for a better future of our country. RISE UP AND SIGN THIS PETITION NOW!  








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