Effects Of Overpopulation In The Philippines

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Overpopulation has been an important issue in our country for quite some time, recently it has been recorded that the one hundred millionth baby was born making the Philippines the seventh most populated country in Asia and twelfth in the world. As opposed to countries such as Japan, Korea, and China, it would be safe to say that it is unlikely that we will have to face the problem of an ageing population anytime soon. In some ways, a rapidly growing population can have positive effects on a country such as easily replenished human resources among other things. Contextually speaking, a large population is not actually if people were actually properly dispersed. It is known that Metro Manila is the most populated area in the country with Quezon City as its most populous city with 2,679,450 residents (World Population Review, 2014). To further elaborate on overpopulation in the country, one may look at the population density perspective. Population density is basically the number of people per square kilometer. According to the Philippine statistics authority, national statistics office, the Philippine population density or the average number of persons per square kilometer in 2010 was 308. The figures represented an increase of 53 persons (20.7 percent) from 255 persons per square kilometer in 2000. In 1990, there were 202 persons residing in every square kilometer of land. Also, the National Capital Region still remains the most densely populated region. The most

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