ABS-CBN News released a report with the above title recently.
The report said that 1.8 Million babies are expected to born this 2018. And it goes on to report the increase in the number of people per age bracket from the previous year. Like an increase in women entering reproductive age. And an increase in the elderly.
Those are facts that are obvious. We have an good population growth rate and a healthy population as compared to our neighbors whose growth rate is below replacement. We see many countries practically bribing their populace to have more children as they are fast disappearing with every decade. Case in point: Japan from Business Insider.
As of January 1, the number of Japanese people (excluding resident foreigners) fell by a record 308,084 from a year earlier to 125,583,658, marking the eighth consecutive year of declines, government data showed Wednesday.
These changes highlight a mounting demographic challenge to Japan’s economic growth that has been roughly two decades in the making. Some economists even call the situation a “demographic time bomb,”given the vicious cycle that has formed between low fertility rates and low consumer spending.
We see that there are many countries who have longed accepted the contraception and abortion mandate of the West, are now flailing for help – looking for ways to reverse the trend.
Here in the Philippines, we have robust growth, a healthy workforce and our young population is more than the elderly – so we have the means to take care of them. Of course we have challenges with political corruption and poverty – but those two are linked. If we solve the former, we solve the latter.
The West has continuously been bombarding the Philippines with abortion and contraceptive carrots to push us to accept their funding in exchange to push for legalization of these anti-population programs. They wish to make the Philippines like the West. Like Japan. In terms of derailing population growth and creating a demographic time bomb.
The ABS-CBN article ends with this: “The Philippines is among the most densely populated countries in the world.”
But if you see the reports, the Philippines was ranked #31 in the 2013 World Bank study on Population Density. And the dropped to #38 in the 2015 UN study.
This is part of the scheme of these Population Institutes to instill fear into the people so they can easily push anti-reproductive policies. Yes Metro Manila is highly dense, but if we go out of Manila, even just an hour away, we will see lush green fields and lots of space. Rural development is the key, not population control.