Overpopulation is the single greatest danger to our planet, resources and our own people. The lack of an effective system for controlling the growing population in the Philippines has led us to the highest population ever recorded in the history of our country – 101,802,706.

The lack of the dissemination of accurate information about birth control and family planning methods contribute a lot to the exponential upsurge in the Philippine population. Our state of mind due to our religion, most being Christians, have led to the rejection of the idea of birth control. People would rather have a child grow in the streets, sleep in the road, inhale solvents(rugby) instead of food instead of accepting the fact and helping spread the word that birth control can and will help alleviate the problem of overpopulation.

We also can’t ignore the fact that the mismanagement of resources intensifies the problems brought upon by overpopulation. The rich tend to have more and more each year and the poor tend to have less. The fact that the upper 10% of the Philippine population has 50% of the Philippine wealth is an evidence of this. With the rising population, the gap between the rich and the poor will only grow wider each year.

Poverty and unemployment directly affect the health, educational status and mental state of the Filipinos. Both of these factor are mostly due to overpopulation. The underprivileged in the Philippines are the citizens who are victims of the system. The system in the Philippines where those who have more money are the ones given the chance to have a better life. Overpopulation intensifies this system. More people means less farming lands since capitalists transform our lands to buildings and establishments.

In conclusion, the demography of the Philippines obviously shows an overpopulated country that doesn’t know how to cope with such problem. A comprehensive plan centered on the average Filipino should alleviate this problem with the help of every citizen. Filipinos must realize that we are headed into a dark future and only we can ourselves.



19 thoughts on “TWO IS NOT BETTER THAN ONE

  1. Overpopulation is one of the factors that affect our country greatly, but not in a good way. Overpopulation is mostly due to the less fortunate who had nothing better to do with their time than to “spread the love”. The growth of our population is slowly rising and pretty soon we’ll run out of space. As citizens of the country, it is our job to act now. Spread awareness. As Christians, we may have rejected the idea of contraceptives but there are other ways to prevent the growth of population like by using the Rhythm Method, Basal Body Temperature Method, etc.


  2. Over population is a very great deal in the Philippines and its effects has not been very good. Due to over population, many citizens are experiencing poverty and the increase in uneducated Filipinos is slowly rising. This should be very alarming to the government for the matter that this may slowly affect the growth of the country and its progressiveness.
    – Mary Christine Saldon


  3. Problem begets problem begets problem (if not given an immediate solution, of course) just like over population, which brings more problem in our country. Number one problem that is an effect over population is poverty. It is the biggest hallmark we see when talking about overpopulation. All of this will only become worse if solutions are not sought out for the factors affecting our population. We can no longer prevent it, but there are ways to control it.


  4. Overpopulation is a big no no since it can bring down any nation economically with the high unemployment rate etc. I suggest the Philippines should apply China’s one child policy.


  5. The Philippines has way too many people. This is part of why we need to be educated. If our citizens knew the dangers of having too many children then definitely, this would not be such a big problem.
    – ligutom


  6. Our population is slowly increasing every second. Overpopulation has caused major problems in our economy and our society. The increasing rate of uneducated people and unemployed people, is the result of overpopulation. We should quickly find ways on how to control the population before it gets more out of hand.


  7. Overpopulation is one of the biggest problems our government is facing. The people should know that this problem has a bad effect in our society.


  8. It is acceptable to have a large population only when the people are able to sustain for themselves and the government is ready to assist and help in any way it can. Otherwise, it may only branch into many other problems. The Philippines being the latter, must find a way to solve this problem. If the Christian majority rejects the use of contraceptives, then they must be responsible enough to plan their families naturally.

    -Pinili, June Katherine E.


  9. Many believe overpopulation is a result of ignorance. So to curb it, programs aimed at spreading awareness will help minimize population stresses. There are other solutions constantly being explored, and it isn’t a one-word answer. Rather, all of these are working together to stop the overpopulation crisis.


  10. Overpopulation is one of the problems of almost all countries, so why are we different? China does not seem to be affected, and no, it is not because they are rich, We are a country rich in resources and could possibly feed ourselves, what is the problem? It’s the issue itself. We use overpopulation as an excuse to tell ourselves we are like this and like that.


  11. Overpopulation is one of the main reasons why many people cannot have proper food, education and needs to be attend. Parent’s must learn on how to face the consequences rather than letting them sway away their child.


  12. The Philippines increasing number of people caused a lot of problems tee the economy. More people means more resources are needed and because of our limited resources the government have no choice but to increase inflation. Higher inflation means higher prices of necessities. Now it’s harder to avail our wants and needs. We have to see the end of this issue and once we had envisioned it (and in this case a horrible vision) we think of something and do it to prevent the ugly fate.


  13. A clear explanation and proper dissemination of informatoon on the use of family planning methods will enable the people to better understand on the reasons of the government in its advocacy on responsible parenthood.


  14. There are many solutions suggested but its either the Church or the State that doesn’t agree. The application of the separation of the state and the church is difficult seeing that it affects the people in more ways than one.


  15. There are always two sides to a coin. A large population can either be beneficial or quite the opposite. In the case of the Philippines, the large and rapidly growing population is bringing some problems along with it. We should do what we have to do in order to prevent this from becoming an issue that will be too big to solve when it is too late.

    – Alacrito, Ian


  16. The number is already there. We can’t do anything from stopping the growth of our population. We have the capability to reproduce but we don’t have the power to take somebody’s life. Instead of complaining about our numbers, I think we should derive our attention on how to make our number advantageous to all.

    -Naquila, Rosary Faith P.


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