PHILIPPINES: Government Population Outlook Is A Miracle

“It’s nothing short of a miracle,” Father Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the of the bishops’ conference’s Episcopal Commission on Family and Life said after a recent government statement which said that the country’s rising population benefits the economy.  Government economic managers admitted that economies grew fastest “when they hit their demographic sweet spots.”  The government said it is hoping to get a double boost from the rising population in the coming years. It says the effects of population growth on the economy will be felt by 2015 when working-age Filipinos will be in the majority.

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