Population explosion is considered as one of the undisputable alarming obstacles that stand on the path of the less developed countries. These countries produce great numbers in terms of human resources because the birth rate is much higher than in the rich countries, but the rate of employment and production in the poor countries is very low. Definitely this is a very serious problem that the government should never take for granted.
The Philippines belong to the group of these “less developed countries.” And as we all know, the growth of population in our country is unstoppable. In fact, the Philippine population is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. It is estimated that 3,000 Filipino babies are born every day, 100,000 every month, or one million a year to roun
Population growth cannot be avoided for long, especially if inattention to this problem remains, because the predicaments it breeds will affect everyone increasingly that the living condition of the Filipino people, especially those who belong in the lower class, will be more difficult in the years ahead. There are more babies being born today than there were in the 1970s. There will be more babies born 20 years from now than the number of babies that are born this day. This rapid growth of population is quite hard to endure for it really affects both the social and economic condition of our country. Actually, there are many ways in which they provide, either by means of contraceptives or by using the natural method of family planning. However, population growth cannot be controlled easily because of cultural and religious reasons, not to mention, the Philippines is known to be very conservative and very much Catholic, in its broadest sense. But the trouble is, babies grow up. In point of fact, our national government declared many programs that emphasize the importance of family planning in order to reduce the growth rate of the population. For this reason, our country becomes poorer, and the people get stuck in this sticky situation of poverty and squalor. These are basic needs that must be filled. So many families are not aware of the programs regarding the population explosion that we have now. The Filipinos are truly bound to their being "Christians" that their minds are closed to the idea of contraceptives as one of the ways of family planning (to avoid the rapid increase of the population). And when they do, they need education, which requires more school structures; they need food, clothing, houses, jobs, etc.