Essay About Population Explosion In Philippines

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Overpopulation in the Philippines

1. Introduction
1.1 Purpose of the study: to discuss and cite ways on how to prevent overpopulation in the Philippines.
1.2 Significance of the study: to make people realize how alarming is overpopulation.
2. Meaning of Overpopulation
3. Overpopulation facts
3.1 Causes of Overpopulation
3.2 Effects of Overpopulation
3.3 Solutions to Overpopulation
4. Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead ( Jenny Kleeman’s Article )
5. Conclusion

1. Introduction

The purpose of the study is to discuss about overpopulation in our country. Using library research and internet. I will elaborate the causes and effects, as well as the…show more content…

Limit the allowance of Children per couple to 1 child (this continues until the population has reached a stable amount, changing the number to 2)
2. Educating the poor will also help, since the largest population booms are always amongst the poor.

The answer to overpopulation is to maintain the number of people to the point that there is enough of a population to create the social and lifestyle conditions we want, but not so many that the resources cannot meet their needs

That gets us to the biggest problem with finding or enacting a solution: Overpopulation is a problem usually expressed as there being too many of "them". "We" are okay.

Observations of nature suggest that the problem of overpopulation will eventually sort itself out. When any population gets too big, it suffers from a massive die off due to disease or social stress. In the case of human beings we could add war to the list. This could get messy as these solutions will impact everybody, not just "them". Also there is a tendency for natural or uncontrolled solutions to over-correct the problem. Instead of our present several billion folks we could end up with a few hundred thousand - enough to breed and continue the species, but not enough to continue the civilization or the technology.

The "solution" is the hard part. Writers of science fiction have come up with many, but none seem overly pleasant. Controlling birth by universal birth control,


 Dr. Silvia de la Paz, the chief obstetrician here, says they manage the crush as best they can. Often putting two beds together as a tandem bed for four mothers and four newborns.

And from these overcrowded hospital wards, out into the teeming slums of the city, it’s easy to see this country is in the midst of a population explosion, what some are calling a crisis. The Philippines today has one of the highest birth rates in Asia with a population that has more than doubled over the last three decades from 45 million to 100 million.

Once the mothers and their newborns leave the maternity hospital, many are going to return to places like, Tondo — this gritty neighborhood right on the edge of Manila. It’s a place where families struggle to get by on $1 or $2 a day at best. Here, very young children scavenge through garbage in search of something to sell for a few dollars to help support their families.

Families in Asia’s most Catholic country that have had little or no access to contraception or family planning advice. Families that often get larger by the year.

Vilma Lopez has ten children, ages 1 to 20. She had her first child at 19.

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