Overpopulation is a condition where organisms such as number of human beings living in a confine space and using its resources far exceed the carrying capacity of its environment needed for survival. It is not simply a function of the size or density of the population but include factors such as the available sustainable and non sustainable resources that made life pleasant and worthwhile.1 Many sources, books and articles say that people are the most important natural resources a land could have. People are the ones who develop and take care of the nature. People are also the main users of what the nature could give. It was yesterday when it seems that people are not the problem, in fact, they are the factors that contributes to the betterment of a nation. Today, it seems that people are coming way too fast and many already. Well, I say there’s no problem about it. No problem if these people are from other countries. But sad to say, the reality is, our nation, the Philippines has this problem, particularly . Overpopulation is and should be everyone’s concern. It’s not something that we should blame only on the poor or the government or especially only on those who have seemingly taken God’s directive to “go forth and multiply” to heart. It is a problem of all every Filipino people.
1. Ang, Armando. Overpopulated Philippines. Quezon city: C and E. 2009. 1.
A. Background of the study
This study intends to identify the causes and effects
of overpopulation in the Philippines. The population is currently double every year. Such growth should be considered alarming and a possible threat to people as well as our environment. Filipinos must understand that these changes in population growth will foreshadow many changes in the years to come, including death. The world’s population is rapidly increasing and the necessary resources that were once in abundance such as clean water, clean air, fuel,...