What makes the population explosion a problem? This splurge of growth alerts politicians and economists because of the reason that human beings need resources in order to survive. Since there are limited resources, there would come a point wherein there would be no more resources to sustain life. The Philippines is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with an estimated 99,900,177 number of inhabitants as of July 2010. The government is concerned about the huge number of inhabitants in the country, which can cause widespread food shortages, and outbreak of diseases thus suggesting the use of contraceptives for family planning. The Church says that the problem is not overpopulation but there is a problem in redistribution of wealth, the church is against the use of such things (contraceptives), and only advocates the natural way of family planning. This paper will talk about the leading causes and effects of overpopulation, and the role of the church and the government in resolving this problem.
II. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TOPIC
The Philippine’s problem with population must be one of the top concerns of the nation. This paper aims to make the people aware of the devastating effects that overpopulation brings and to urge the people, together with the government and the church, to act in solving overpopulation. Overpopulation in the Philippines can be caused by an increase in birth rates and with it a decline in death rates because of advances in medicine, and it can also be cause by the lack of education among people. And the effects of overpopulation are countless; some are poverty, food crisis, unemployment, health problems, and environmental degradation.
One fundamental cause of overpopulation is the decline in death rate. Due to the inventions and advancements in medicine man has...