Overpopulation is one of the main contributor to many other environmental issues. There never been a time when the Philippines was more populated. (Based on my research) according to Commission of Population (POPCOM) of the Philippines in last January 2019, they estimated the population at around 106.9 million Filipinos living all over the country. There are more than 100 million people living in the country with an area of 300,000 square kilometres. The Philippines was ranked as the 13th most populated country between Ethiopia and Mexico. According to the United Nation (UN), in the year 2050 they estimated that the number of people living in the Philippines will be more than 150 million. This overpopulation is causing a range of problem such as lack of sex education and immigrant people. This essay will outline the causes and effects of overpopulation and outline some solution to solve it.
A big contributor to the cause of overpopulation in the Philippines is lack of sex education. Sex education is essentially not existent in educational system in the Philippines. Before maturity age, teenager before have no idea about the terrible consequence of doing sexual intercourse. Family planning is almost shunned whenever two people involved. Nowadays,the Philippine government trying to change the situation, but it’s been interrupted by the catholic church. The catholic church of the Philippines has been dragging the social climate of the country back of the medieval ages for so long now. This is why legally of abortion, contraceptives and divorce are not yet implemented in the Philippines.
Another contributor to the cause of overpopulation in the Philippines is migration of people from other countries. The reason why people from different countries migrate to the Philippines because of low cost of living, lifestyle and ability to speak english. According to numbeo.com the cost of living in the Philippines is lower than Australia by 49% such as food, transportation, entertainment and utilities. It is easy to adjust to live in the Philippines because the people are hospitable and friendly. The weather of the Philippines is easy to adjust because the temperature are in the mids, not too hot and not too cold. In addition, the local food in the Philippines is worth dying for and it has all of the asian cuisines in abundance. The reason why Filipino has the ability to speak english because of the influence of american educational system.