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Population, Poverty, Politics and the Reproductive Health Bill

by Ernesto M Pernia, Stella Luz A Quimbo, Maria Joy V Abrenica, Ruperto P Alonzo, Agustin L Arcenas, Arsenio M Balisacan, Dante B Canlas, Joseph J Capuno, Ramon L Clarete, Rolando A Danao, Emmanuel S de Dios, Aleli D Kraft, Benjamin E Diokno, Emmanuel F Esguerra, Raul V Fabella, Cayetano W Paderanga Jr, Maria Nimfa F Mendoza, Solita Collas – Monsod, Toby Melissa C Monsod, Fidelina N Carlos, Gerardo P Sicat, Orville Jose C Solon and Edita A Tan on Jul 29, 2012

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Ernesto M. Pernia, Stella Alabastro-Quimbo, Maria Joy V. Abrenica, Ruperto P. Alonzo, Agustin L. Arcenas, Arsenio M. Balisacan, Dante B. Canlas, Joseph J. Capuno, Ramon L. Clarete, Rolando A. Danao, Emmanuel S. de Dios, Aleli de la Paz-Kraft, Benjamin E. Diokno, Geoffrey M. Ducanes, Marina B. Durano, Emmanuel F. Esguerra, Raul V. Fabella, Teresa J. Ho, Dennis Claire S. Mapa, Felipe M. Medalla, Maria Nimfa F. Mendoza, Solita C. Monsod, Toby Melissa C. Monsod, Fidelina Natividad-Carlos, Aniceto C. Orbeta, Cayetano W. Paderanga, Majah-Leah V. Ravago, Gerardo P. Sicat, Orville C. Solon, and Edita A.Tan. *
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Population, Poverty and the Reproductive Health Bill

CROSS ROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) Updated March 16, 2011 12:00 AM

The Philippine population has been growing at a high pace compared to neighboring countries. At the same time, the economies of neighbors with which our country is often compared have been growing faster than ours over the last few decades. Part of their success comes from their ability to deal with their population growth.

Most specifically – populous countries like Thailand and Indonesia – have been able to achieve lower rates of population growth through the effective use of family planning methods. Time was when, during the 1950s, our population growth rates were almost identical with these two countries.
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