Posts Tagged ‘Overpopulation’

(Video) The Struggle for Birth Control in the Philippines

Published Tuesday, Oct. 02 2012, 9:37 AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 02 2012, 9:37 AM EDT

Philippines seeks legislation that will expand access to birth control measures as a means to lower population and help reduce poverty, but the influential Catholic Church aggressively opposes contraceptive use



(Video) A Question of Faith

Published on Sep 10, 2012 by losangelestimes

In the Philippines, access to contraceptives is largely out of the reach of the poor. A “reproductive health bill” in the legislature that calls for public education on birth control and government subsidies to make it available to everyone has the support of 70% of Filipinos, polls show. But the measure has been blocked for years amid vehement opposition by the Roman Catholic Church.

Learn more about population in the Los Angeles Times Series :

More videos from the series

Defying Tradition

A Growing Hunger

Contraception Caravans

China Rising

A Mathematical Response to Senator Sotto’s Claims on PH’s Population

Posted on September 7, 2012 by Guillermo Bautista

The Philippines is not overpopulated according to Senator Tito Sotto. In this post, I am going to use mathematics to explain why I think otherwise. This post is an example on how to use mathematics in real life, in particular, to support arguments. It is intended for elementary school and middle school students.

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Senator Sotto: “The Philippines is not overpopulated.”

Fact: There are 196 countries in the world and the Philippines is the 12th in terms of population. This means that it is on the top 7% of most populated countries. This is despite the country’s small land area. So, relative to other countries, the Philippines is quite overpopulated.
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(Video) Our World: The President and the Pulpit

Published on Aug 1, 2012 by djacnotdc

Our World is a current affairs documentary on the BBC reporting on issues around the world.

(Video) Reports on Efforts to Control the Philippine Birth Rate

Published on May 1, 2012 by CNN

CNN’s Anna Coren reports on efforts to control the birth rate in the Philippines.

(Video) Philippine Contraception Bill Causes Fierce Debate

15 December 2011 Last updated at 04:12 GMT

Tens of millions of people in the Philippines live in poverty and the country also has one of the highest birth rates in Asia.

The government now wants to encourage its citizens to have fewer children, and is putting forward a bill in parliament to provide free contraception.

But many Filipinos are Catholic and the church is unhappy with the bill, Kate McGeown reports from Manila.

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Fierce Debate Over Philippine Contraception Bill

15 December 2011 Last updated at 00:10 GMT

By Kate McGeown
BBC News, Manila

In one of Manila’s sprawling slums, Clarita is busy making lunch for her family.

She has 10 children and making sure they do not go hungry is a daily struggle.

Down a narrow alleyway another desperately poor woman has eight children. Another woman just round the corner has nine.
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