The Negative Effects Of Overpopulation In The Philippines

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Due to other concerns, the government of the Philippines hardly focuses on one of the issues we are now facing, the overpopulation. As of now, the population of the Philippines is 101, 299, 826 and at the yearly growth rate of 1.73% [1]. With a huge amount and faster growth rate, the country will need to consume, produce and import materials and resources to suffice the needs of its subjects. The Philippines is known for its widespread consumption of plastic and out of 16, 269 and counting industrial manufacturing establishments, 6.7% of which is plastic factories [2]. Apart from being a large plastic consumer, the Philippines is also known for its faulty system and evident poor dispensation of the government. Illegal settlements or slums are starting to grow due to overpopulation and the slow-phased government system of the Philippines can barely aid the case. Slums or squatter areas tend to mold deranged behavior or has a negative impact on the teenagers as well as the adults. Filipinos living in the slums have a habit of vandalizing, committing crimes and specially littering and this behavior is well defined by the Broken Window theory. “The Broken Window theory states that maintaining and monitoring urban environments to prevent small crimes such as vandalism, public drinking and toll-jumping helps to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes from happening.” Broken windows theory. (n.d.). Retrieved March 15,
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