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PH population to increase by 85%, ‘good for economy’

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The Philippine population will grow by 85 percent in the next six decades, according to a forecast of a United Kingdom-based international accounting and finance firm.

The country will experience the largest population increase in the Southeast Asian region in that period, with an  additional 82 million people, said the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in a December report, “Economic Insight: Southeast Asia.”

“This increase should boost growth and safeguard the region’s competitiveness at a time when the working-age population begins to shrink in China and is already doing so in Japan as well as in some European countries,” the ICAEW analysis said.

The ICAEW, however, does not see the boom in the Philippine population as a bane for the economy.

“The increase will make the country an attractive base for manufacturers,” it said.

But the firm cautioned policymakers that raising output in a country’s overall production couldn’t rely on population growth alone.

“Productivity is crucial as well, and one way to raise productivity is by moving up the value chain from labor-intensive manufacturing to high value-added goods as well as business and financial services,” it said.

The Philippine population as of May 2010 stood at 92.34 million, according to the National Statistics Office.

Boom and boost

The Philippines and Malaysia are the only countries in Southeast Asia that will see a population boom in the next 60 years, according to the report.

It said Thailand would see its population peak in about two decades, adding only about

5 percent to its number of inhabitants over this period.

The ICAEW projections were based on each country’s policies and programs on family planning and immigration.

For the entire Southeast Asian region, the ICAEW projected population to rise by around a quarter from the current 600 million to a maximum of about 760 million in 2057.

Demographic dividend

Excepting the Philippines and Malaysia, which are forecast to experience population booms, most Southeast Asian countries are seen to benefit from a “demographic dividend.”

A demographic dividend occurs when falling birth rates change the age distribution of a country so that fewer investments are required to meet the needs of the younger, dependent sector of the population. This frees up public resources for investment and allows living standards to rise.

Aquino factor

Douglas McWilliams, ICAEW economic adviser and chief executive of the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), noted the economic and political progress in the Philippines, which he attributed to President Aquino.

“The clear election victory of Benigno Aquino promises political stability, which will encourage investment and consumer spending,” he said.

He cited the signing in October of the framework peace agreement to end the Muslim insurgency in Mindanao as another boost to the economy this year.

Produced by CEBR, ICAEW’s partner and forecaster, and commissioned by ICAEW, the report presents a current snapshot of the Southeast Asian region’s economic performance.

The ICAEW produces quarterly reviews of Southeast Asian economies, with a focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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  • Chloroform

    “Productivity is crucial as well, and one way to raise productivity is by moving up the value chain from labor-intensive manufacturing to high value-added goods as well as business and financial services,” …I hope there are “high value-added goods manufacturing” that are at the same time “labor-intensive”… vote wisely! do not vote for candidates whose aim is just to maintain the “status quo” but are capable of bringing in “productivity”… (electioneering. hehe)

  • riza888

    Unfortunately, those who SHOULD have lots of kids don’t, and those who shouldn’t do.

    • kulittwit

       This shows the importance of the RH law to educate the poor and give them choices for better family planning.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        That’s responsible parenthood…take charge of everything one does will ultimately end up with increased productivity.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

        The problem lies in providing good education to the citizenry not the population per se which Marcos until Arrovo’s time miserably and willfully failed to address. RH bill will make us losers in the future, invest in education and there will be a wider mass base economic benefit and participation. RH bill will only perpetuate the elitist economic societal order, empower the poor through good public education. Look at those politicians, many of them are spoiled brats, sons and daughters of spoiled milking from the government’s breast. ‘By their fruits, you shall know them…Mt. 7:16! What is crucial for the next decade will be to elect people who are not corrupt even by mere perception (If there is a smoke billowing, there must be a fire underneath); people who have hearts larger than themselves for people and are very much competent.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      And, be taken advantage of, say, by TRAPOs. The first target objective should be is TRAPOs elimination, which seems also another extreme impossibility. What is important is the making the first step. These dirty minded moneyed politicians are the biggest stumbling block in the country’s attaining economic stability.

      For now, help in recognizing who these TRAPOs are, and cause everything possible to prevent exploitation of the poor in 2013 elections.

      With or without RH bill, we cannot stop population growth…without TRAPOs, we will have better economic stability.

      • Tonypogi

         And the Catholic Church.

  • Kamatis Tomato

    The only benefit that I see now about having a big family, say 12 children, is at least have 1 or 2 survive a catastrophe like the New Bataan flood. 

  • kulittwit

    How can a big increase in population be good for the economy if most of them have no buying power and will even add more burden to the conditional cash transfer.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Subukan mo, to find the answer, you yourself'; otherwise, you will end up being besiedged by that question for the rest of your life.

      • kulittwit

        Dapat ipasa ang RH bill.

  • Garo Ungaro

    85% increase in population in the next (6) decades…courtesy of the catholic church…and the hard working pinoys at night….with or without condoms…now the burden will be transfer to the government…?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Relocating illegal settlers, regardless of its pains both on the part of the government and the settlers themselves, should be pursued nonchalantly…the more, the better, if possible, before they are taken advantage of in the 2013 elections.

  • brunogiordano

    “PH population to increase by 85%, ‘good for economy”

    Hindi mo na kailangan gumamit ng cristal na bola para mahulaan na ang Pilipinas ay literally lulubog sa dami ng tao.

  • Albert Einstien

    HUGE POPULATION will ATTRACT INVESTMENTS especially manufacturing ..that is what we need ….population boom is the KEY to INDUSTRIALIZATION…!

    “This increase should boost growth and safeguard the region’s competitiveness at a time when the working-age population begins to shrink in China and is already doing so in Japan as well as in some European countries,” –yet ourpro rh politicians want to DEPOPULATE us…CRAZY!

    “The increase will make the country an attractive base for manufacturers,” —RH politicians VISIONLESS, BRAINLESS & PRO FOREIGNERS…..

    “Productivity is crucial as well, and one way to raise productivity is by moving up the value chain from labor-intensive manufacturing to high value-added goods as well as business and financial services,” ————– yet our pro RH politicians want to DEPOPULATE us…traitor lunatics….

    that is what i’m saying ALL along….population BOOM & VISIONARYflipino blood  leadership is the KEY towards success…all economist will say that human resource is the FOUNDATION of a GREAT NATION….population is VERY GOOD for our ECONOMY..in fact our OFW & BPO are the ONLY sectors SAVING our ECONOMY from collapsing …now we have $84 billion fc reserve it will INCREASE exponentially …ofws will be contributing $22-25 billion & BPO $ 12-13 billion a year…. even INCOMPETENT governance  or noynoying governance will DO NOTHING we will still SURVIVE….

    NO TO RH bill….

    • Janch

       O M G!

  • Tonypogi

    And where will those people get their food and housing?  The study focused on the positive side without taking into consideration the negative side. This study can only be lauded by shortsighted people who cannot even spell the name “Albert Einstein” correctly.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       How many billions will be spent for contraceptives? The money budgeted is not for production-generative investment. The contraceptive budget is corruption-intensive evil master plan.

      • Guest

        I totally. It is the same for all projects. A good example would be projects for civil structures. It is corruption intensive that is why you get roads and bridges that are not up to specs. Guess where the money goes? Therefore we should not build any more civil structures. This way, we will get rid of corruption. Of course, it does not end there. Another one is why would we hire more policemen if all they do is extort money from unsuspecting civilians? In order to stop that, we should not have a police force. Stopping government expenditures is the only solution. The moment taxpayers’ money is spent, some corrupt politician will only find a way to get their lion’s share from it.

    • Albert Einstien

      a retiree like you sir…should already have wisdom…..but it’s glaring the lack of it…

      if you even care to read the rules…it is prohibited to use any other name of person LIVING or DEAD..besides there is already an existing account ” albert einstein “…..the ONLY allowed remedy LEFT sir is IDEM SONANS…….sound like or mis-spelling is allowed….research for it if you still feel uneducated….hope i have contributed greatly to your education before your final call…..lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/dannmariz Danilo Navarro

    sa mauunlad na bansa ok yan ..pero sa 3rd country gaya ng pinas OMG..

  • http://www.facebook.com/dannmariz Danilo Navarro

    dios mio another propaganda ng mga padre damaso..

  • andrew lim

    The most crucial statement in the article above: 

     
    ‘ Excepting the Philippines and Malaysia, which are forecast to experience population booms, most Southeast Asian countries are seen to benefit from a “demographic dividend.”

    A demographic dividend occurs when falling birth rates change the age distribution of a country so that fewer investments are required to meet the needs of the younger, dependent sector of the population. This frees up public resources for investment and allows living standards to rise. ”

    BUT in the Phil scenario, more, not fewer investments are required to meet the needs of the younger, dependent sector of the population. It will not free up much resources for investment and wont raise living standards that much.  WHY?

    Because our young are mostly composed of batang hamog, out-of school youth, vagrants, watch your car boys, supermarket baggers, etc. Many of them are sandwiched between having to support aging parents and sending younger sibling to school! 

    They are not educated enough, healthy enough to compete for the global skilled market. Why?  Because they come from large families and resources are stretched to the max. And these anti-RH expect government to provide it all for them!  As if budgets were unlimited!

    They need as much help as the other sectors. So it is wrong to expect the demographic dividend in the Phil will really cause a substantial rise in incomes. More likely, it will increase those below the poverty line.

    • wawa2172

       “Because our young are mostly composed of batang hamog, out-of school
      youth, vagrants, watch your car boys, supermarket baggers, etc. Many of
      them are sandwiched between having to support aging parents and sending
      younger sibling to school! ”

      I completely agree with you with regards to our young generation. Add to it, many of our young are hooked into “Dota” net games and facebook instead of learning lessons in schools. The government is also thinking of K to 12 program however it has yet to address the present situation of lack of classrooms, teachers and facilities. The net effect of over population in our country is poverty. Marami ang magugutom and masisiraan nang bait dahil walang makain. Kawawang Pinoy in the future.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

       Whose responsibility to educate them and give them jobs? In other countries it is crime not to send your kids to school. In USA kids could work and go to college at once as working students. If they wish they could avail of student loans. Philippines?  The system stinks and politicians are corrupt. Demographic dividend implies social engineering to look good in short-term. 

      • andrew lim

         “Whose responsibility to educate them and give them jobs? ”

        If you ask the anti-RH this, they will throw all the burden to the govt. And if govt falls short, they blame corruption.

        That’s why the Catholic solution to poverty is a non-solution. It just goes round and round. No timeline. No specifics. Just expect govt to solve all, and if it doesnt, blame corruption. So nothing ever changes. It just becomes an endless debate.

        No wonder most, if not all the countries colonized by Spain have remained economic basket cases. They simply have no clue.

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Hohoho . . .  the RH proponents are in the state of denial.  Intellectual dishonesty! Moral perverts! We have been arguing this line of thought for a while. Those manipulated their population irresponsibly in the past are in crisis for manpower now!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLAERIKR3EG7RK5ECECUH46OWU barrymtn

    This is the biggest pile of BS I have seen in some time.  Higher population will only mean an increase in poverty, environmental degradation, decline of marine life, malnutrition, and health problems.  The RH bill is much needed, the Church is concerned with with all these problems, just as long as they can control the people and keep those pesos coming in.

  • Tonypogi

    Agricultural lands which used to produce food for the people have been converted to subdivision to accommodate the increase in population and the influx of migrating rural people. Watersheds have been denuded by loggers to provide lumber for the construction of houses. People have built shanties on esteros and river banks, in effect blocking the outward flow of water.  This is the progress in productivity forecasted by this firm. But for what a price? 

    The progress they predict can only happen if the Filipino people will tighten its belt, accept discipline, and thoroughly support the government in eliminating corruption. Otherwise, there will be anarchy instead of progress for the government  will not be able to sustain even basic support for the people.

    • Guest

      “The progress they predict can only happen if the Filipino people will tighten its belt, accept discipline, and thoroughly support the government in eliminating corruption.”

      Anti RH here. There is no need to. The churches are doing a good job with instilling morality, ethics, love, kindness, selflessness, benevolence, prudence, and humility.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLAERIKR3EG7RK5ECECUH46OWU barrymtn

    Every country that has decreased their population has a much higher standard of living.  They do not have a manpower crisis, most have a low unemployment.  Keep letting the Preists brainwash you.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      Could you cite 3 examples? They rely on foreign workers legally & illegally.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      USA?  Come and see. Lots of workers are Hispanics and Asians.  Italy? How many Pinoys there?  Hongkong? Singapore? Malaysia?  Remove the foreign workers if they would survive. Thailand has at least 2 million from neighboring countries not counting the professionals and illegal workers. Come on . . .

      • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

        Majority of foreign workers aren’t paid as high as locals. Look at Singapore and how difficult it is for a foreigner to get a job there. Why? Because the locals are complaining that the public transportation system is getting too crowded, housing limited and expensive, etc etc. Their quality of life is decreasing as soon as the government loosened up on the hiring of foreign workers.

    • mamer2

      Countries that practice “Family Planning” become the employers of the Countries that refuse to practice RH.

  • batangsulpok

    Halos wala na ngang trabaho at wala ng makain ang mga tao sa Pilipinas, dadagdagan pa, bakit di sila mag-ikot sa mga squatter areas?

  • Horst Manure

    If you laid all the economist end to end you still would not reach a conclusion, these people can not see a bubble forming in front of their noses. You maybe as well look at chicken entrails and get a ready from that. Move along nothing of interest here. 

  • carlcid

    This is what the Catholic Church wants, for the Philippines to supply the world with hewers of wood and drawers of water. This is a justification for not implementing birth control.  After all, it has been said in the bible (Joshua 9:23) : “Now therefore, you are cursed, and you shall never cease being slaves, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.”

    • Ricardo

      What’s wrong with honest manual labor and what does the Catholic church have to do with it, stick to the issues, this is an economic problem not a religious one.

      • carlcid

        The Catholic Church is the one making it a religious issue.

  • mekeni62

    this is crap. what does a big population have anything to do with a good economy if there’s no enough jobs to sustain them? that is just multiplying the poor.

    • Guest

      Because that means bigger money for business like real estate, car makers, oil industry,  domestic helper agencies, and tithe collection agencies. Therefore better economy. Just like China. We, anti-RH people, wants to be like China with a large population. Large population follows that there are no people in China suffering in poverty and everybody is afforded good education and healthcare, because, well, economy is large. Therefore, China. And India. That is why we always use them as examples.

      • mekeni62

        To curb overpopulation China established it’s one-child policy. while a population control law is now being drafted in India that would impose a two-child policy.These two countries have realized the negative effects of overpopulation in their economies.

  • rickysgreyes

    An increasing population is an asset if a country can provide good education for its people. As it stands, government resources are too stretched in the Philippines resulting in a lot of Filipinos unable to finish high school, much more college.

    • Ricardo

      The government resources are too stretched because the majority of funds earmarked for projects goes to corruption. It’s still very rampant and in fact, contrary to the common perception that PNOy is curtailing corruption inside sources say the corruption is at such a high level that we just don’t see it at the lower levels as we used to before. If as PNoy said last July that they will be able to address the lack of classrooms by 2013 without this utterly useless and wasteful RHbill, then why does he need to push for it and earmark 13 billion for it?

      • andrew lim

        can you come up with specifics? this is an age old problem and your response is typical kick the can down the road.

        isnt forming consciences a huge responsibility of the church you are defending? why indeed is corruption a major issue in a country where the RCC has been dominant for 700+ years, and its churches and schools have been built all over?

        why, despite the large voice of the RCC in phil politics, our political culture still sucks?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXBYZ5EB467UVJRXK4IOM5BX4Y Todd

    Whether the RH Bill passes or not. Filipinos can practice it on a personal level. The Catholic Church can’t force you to have kids. The Catholic Church is paying you to have kids? Also if you’re not paying tithes and offerings you’re robbing God. How can you pay if you have 10 kids?

    Malachi 3:8-9 
    8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
    9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation     

  • Albert Einstien

    ·“ RISE my Philippines RISE “

    EVERY Filipino Family will be MULTI-millionaires by 2050( both muslim & christian brothers )

    your grandsons & granddaughters will be masters of the world

    NO Filipino will suffer SLAVERY in foreign land..PROTECT these resources with utmost PATRIOTISM…

    Why are we always in poverty & war?Why they dont want the archipelago to be UNITED?

    Why are we targeted for Population & de-population control ?

    Why is the Philippines targeted for brain-drain & intellectuals are pirated abroad?

    Why are we NOT allowed to have a POWERFUL ARMed FORCES ?

    Why are we having lunatic leaders & family of traitors as our champions & leaders?

    ANSWER : Foreign Interest/s manipulated us because PHILIPPINES is the RICHEST country in the WORLD

    ” Literally philippines is a PARADISE in a land of GOLD blessed by GOD ( Gold,gas Oil & Deuterium ).. “

    we the most evolved & intelligent human specie are walking literally in a land of gold

    ISLAND PARADISE

    An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, & Mindanao. In addition the BENHAM Rise.. 250 km wide new territory. The Philippines’ rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. It is one of the ten most biologically megadiverse countires and is at or near the top in terms of biodiversity per unit area. Our beautiful islands are the envy of the world we are surrounded by soft white & pearly black beaches. Most of the mountainous islands are covered in tropical rainforest and volcanic in origin. The Apo Reef is the country’s largest contiguous coral reef system and the second-largest in the world. The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or summer the rainy season ; and the cool dry season . The perfect climate system in the Philippines makes its air and atmosphere free from man made pollution after the system of storms cleansed the territory during rainy season & disinfecting the land by exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays in hot dry season. This is the best country in world to live in if the insurgency problem caused by poverty is solved by the tapping of the nation’s resource thereby freeing the people from poverty.. Located within the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippine archipelago is hypothesized as having been formed 43 million years ago. Its 7,109 islands rest on top of underwater mountains formed by the outpourings of molten rocks from the earth’s interior, thus creating an ideal setting for mineral deposition. (After Wolfe, J.A., “Origin of the Philippines by Accumulation of Allochthons” in The Philippine Geologist July- September 1983 Issue, p.17) In the archipelago, resurgent volcanoes particularly provided access for rising gold-bearing solutions which cool to the geotherm of 300 degrees Celsius at about 400 m depth. At this point, the gold began to precipitate and epithermal gold deposits were formed over geologic time of 1.5 million years from the present time. (After Wolfe, J. A., in International Mineral Development Sourcebook, 1993)

    HUMAN resource…

    we are the ONLY Country in the world ..who speaks 175 languages & dialects with literacy rate of 93.4% . Most speak fluent & write foreign languge like english , spanish,nihongo,arabic, mandarin,hindi, & malay than country of origin..some elderly can still speak latin…Average Filipino can at least speak 3 foreign language & 2 dialects..while the rest of the world can speak only english & their native tounge…the people are educated, fun loving, resilient, hospitable & industrious… in fact , currently the economy is heavily reliant on remittances which surpass foreign direct investment as a source of foreign currency. Therefore the more population more benefit for the economy. The Philippines need a HUGE population & Army if it intends to tap the resources otherwise foreign invasion can easily land on its shores & control can be had without a sweat.…as of now we are ALREADY NO.1 as BPO in the world, & our OFWS are loved by their employers..BPo is contributing $12 billion & OFWs are contributing $21 billion a year..that is why we have a FC reserve of $82 billion ang its GROWING HANDSOMELY…without them (OFW & BPO)….our ECONOMY should have collapsed already..our .POPULATION is the BACKBONE of the economy NOT the NOYNOYING & CREDIT GRABBING govt…When we begin to tap our resources we will recall ALL our OFWs & those who migrated to HELP build the country as the wealthest & strongest nation on earth…we need huge population to attain this dream & endeavor
    .

    MINERAL resource…..

    Initial Lode and placer GOLD DEPOSITS occur in most of the 73 out of 83 provinces in the Philippines.The ten provinces were not properly tested yet due to internal conflicts & war. The 1996 $2.1TRILLION value resource estimate based on conservative 10% ( $21 trillion total estimate ) maybe deficient and could double to $42 trillion or more of the actual resource.. . … such amount could catapult this country to first world status .. we could even buy americas $16 Trillion debt..Also, we have .$26.3-Trillion Oil Reserves ..Country’s Untapped Deposits Mostly In Spratlys Philippines News Agency April 25, 2012, MANILA, Philippines- The Philippines is “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon deposits estimated at $26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of poverty.Also if we are able to claim SABAH… It has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,” “The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.” …Malaysia govt does not even give our sabahan brothers share of their on wealth ONLY PETRONAS ( govt corp ) which give sabah a PITIFUL royalty of 5%…That amount is even without considering the UNQUANTIFIABLE value today (maybe thousands of $ trillion ) of the resources that can be found in our new territory called the BENHAM rise a 250km wide domain which is perceived to contain very huge oil & gas deposits & the envy of world for we are the proud owner of the vast DEUTERIUM deposits with a 868 mile long find in Philippine trench. With these resources properly tapped we are bigger than america & arabia combined.. : .yet many potential mineral & natural reserves are still HIDDEN n our archpelago…

    BENHAM RISE new Philippine territory 250 km wide –GMA LEGACY

    Despite its proximity to the archipelago, the plateau was previously not included in the territory of the Philippine Islands. On 8 April 2009 ( GMA govt. filed the claim to UN now we owned it.. eventually our history & after the political vendettas ….legislature might rename the benham rise to GMA rise to give honor to its finder/claimant .. ), the Republic of the Philippines lodged a partial territorial waters claim with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in relation to the continental shelf in the region of Benham Rise. The UN has officially approved the claim in April 2012. The Philippines may soon be able to provide its own energy through Benham Rise, an underwater ridge to the east of Luzon which is believed to have mineral and gas deposits. The Philippines claim over Benham Rise is “very relevant” because scientific surveys indicate minerals and natural gas in the area. Solidified methane was found during mapping activities and the “probability is very high” there are oil deposits. There may be more natural gas than oil, and is considered better because it is cleaner. Benham Rise, which is bigger than Luzon, Samar, and Leyte combined, is being claimed solely by the Philippines

    GREATEST of them ALL- “ DEUTERIUM the Gift of Nature “- MARCOS LEGACY…!

    in ADDITION to the LEGACY of marcos like malampaya & other gas & oil fields…DEUTERIUM marcos legacy is the BEST …“ the Philippines trench has the LARGEST DEPOSIT of deuterium with 868 mile long 52 mile wide “If we allow production even for just a portion of this natural deposit… the Philippines will already become a first world country.. what more if we produce a quarter of it… Deuterium has several commercial and scientific uses today. It has become much more than the heavy water many countries sought after during World War II.Deuterium, a form of concentrated hydrogen, is used in the production of natural gas now utilized in Canada, America, Germany and Sweden, to provide fuel for cars, trucks , jet planes, & deuterium fuel for fusion reactors.”Deuterium can replace gasoline, (liquefied petroleum gas), (liquefied natural gas), Avgas, etc. in powering all types of internal combustion engines including maybe SPACE ships of the future & can be use in space explorations…. It does not emit pollutants or any harmful carbon monoxide and does not cause any environmental problems because it is in the water family. We can build electric nuclear plants in the middle of the URBAN cities of the world ! we will power & feed the world at the same time.Just imagine the philippines at the forefront of human evolution, science , technology & space exploration.The GOOD news is we have UNLIMITED deposit of it…it is self replenishing..!

    WE NEED HUGE POPULATION to DEFEND & PROTECT these resources.. this is not a sotto or church argument…

    this is for LOVE of COUNTRY….NO to RH Bill..!!!

  • jjammess

    True. Many workers means cheap laborers. Good for the country and for the employers but not for standard of living of the majority, which is the laborers.

    • Ricardo

      Well congruent with that there should be a determined effort to also improve labor laws to have a lasting trickle-down effect for the regular worker

    • rjimenez1226

      Not true.

      • Guest

        I support your statement. The increase in population is directly proportional to economic growth which in turn is directly proportional to the population graduating to the middle class. Take the Philippines for example. It has the 12th largest population therefore as compared to, say, France (21) and even New Zealand (122), we have a very large number middle class citizens and life is generally better compared to these bums.

  • GaggerAlert

    Its good for the country, IF AND ONLY IF, majority of those people would have a decent job.

    If that’s the case, then its ok.

    If not, better cut the sexy time a lot! 

    If you can’t support your child’s welfare, then don’t bother having one. Simple logic. Ang masama neto, yun pang mga walang trabaho ang makakapal ang mukhang gumawa ng baranggay! 

    1. Tapus, pag wala ng makain, uutusan mamalimos, or;
    2. sumali sa gameshow baka sakaling manalo, or; 
    3. kung swertihin, magkaroon ng media mileage para i portray kung gaanun sila kawawa, at ganyan ang sweldo nila, pero they have a lots of mouths to feed. Eto namn c media, bibigyan ng pangkabuhayan showcase, or mga pagkain.

    After nun, go back to item number 1. UNTIL YOU DIE.

    The cycle continues on and on, and will not stop unless these people woul have the sense of responsibility. Problem is, they have brains but are too effing lazy or careless to use it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      Word.

  • tra6Gpeche

    What? An eighty five percent increase in the Filipino population in 5 years will boost growth and safeguard the region’s competitiveness? Unless the Philippine government can help all the Filipino children to go to college and, at the same time, can produce 100,000 quality jobs per month for five years, that ICAEW analysis is ludicrous and nonsense. May be, this ICAEW is planning to hire these Filipinos as domestic helpers or “alila” in England. Everybody there, I assume, is tired and lazy to take care of their own kids & aging parents, washing all their dishes, vacuuming and cleaning their house and toilets, doing their laundries, including their undies & men’s underwear and other menial works. And the good thing for these English people is paying these Filipino domestic helper women with ridiculous wages. As for the Filipino men in the Philippines, what would their job be? As for the Philippines, there will be more dollars coming in from these domestic helpers that could be used by wealthy Filipinos and corrupt Filipino politicians when they travel abroad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      Lol… You should look at their population and what percentage of that is employed as a maid. When a country experiences an increase in their quality of life, there’s going to be less people who are accepting of such jobs. You may be right in saying that this study is just looking to turn more Filipinos into maids to be mistreated elsewhere.

  • Platypus09

    No need for RH bill.

    • rjimenez1226

      Bobo.

  • EdgarEdgar

    Talking Points:

    1. This article has only one message — Procreate beyond your means. Ad paid for by anti-RH.

    2. Regardless of where you stand on RH bill, more people = stretching limited resources.

    3. Middle class Filipinos on fixed income will be better off emigrating to CA, AU, US or EU.

    4. The way things are going, we’ll need 20% of PH population to be OFW to keep PH afloat.

    5.. Without education and skill, there’s no such thing as reaping the demographic dividend.

    6. Malaysia’s projected population growth will make Malaysia more Malay. In the 1960s, Malaysia had close to 50% ethnic Chinese including Singapore. This was partly the reason why Singapore had to be booted out of the Malay federation. Now, because of brain drain and lower birth rates as income rises, Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese is down to 30%. Consistent with the bumiputra policy, Malaysia hopefully will become more Malay with very little Chinese.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Amazing. It needs double resources too like double availability of jobs, double housing, double food resources, double schools, double hospitals, double prisons, the land resources should double also . . . the country should occupy all the available islands then. There will also be double criminals, double corrupt, double poverty . . . so many problems. Other countries are reducing their population but the Philippines aims the opposite, the people who wants this must be super intelligent to see what other countries did not see or may be . . . super idiots.

  • rjimenez1226

    This is clearly a corrupt stiudy paid by people who want the Philippines to go down

    • tunderlulo

      NAPAKAGANDA ANG ARAL NA IBINALITA NG ICAEW PERO SA MGA SUPORTERS NG RH BILL SIGURADONG TUTULIGSAHIN ITO AT KUKUTYAHIN PA MAS LALO NANG MGA GALIT SA KATOLIKO. 

      • rjimenez1226

        You obviously did not get a college degree to be able to understand the issues.

      • tunderlulo

        He he he. may college degree ka pala pero ang alam mo lang ay bobo bakit yan lang ba ang salitang itinuro sa iyo. Anong skol yan at ipa blaklist kasi bobo lang ituro ay gradweyt ka na.

      • rjimenez1226

        diliman, oxford and harvard po.

      • tunderlulo

        Wow ang oxford nagtuturo ng salitang bobo at gradweyt ka na pati harvard at diliman. mablaklist nga an mga bobong yan  he he he

      • rjimenez1226

        Bobo lang ang naiintidihn mo na salita  di ba? hehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UC6K4QRKHJWLEEPFEXZH35OOOQ Jade

        Calling people “bobo” because they differ with your stand is not how I expect an educated person would behave. Diliman din ako. Ano natapos mo sa Harvard at Oxford?

  • rjimenez1226

    Only stupid  people would believe that is a  good thing for the country.

    • tunderlulo

      NAPAKAGANDA ANG ARAL NA IBINALITA NG ICAEW PERO SA MGA SUPORTERS NG RH BILL SIGURADONG TUTULIGSAHIN ITO AT KUKUTYAHIN PA MAS LALO NANG MGA GALIT SA KATOLIKO. 

      • rjimenez1226

        Isang bobo na naman.

  • riza888

    Meanwhile in the United States which is the world’s largest national economy, birth rate has hit a record low.

  • bryant85

    This declaration of ICAEW to expound to all and sundry in particular to us Filipinos now bickering with each other, divisive instead of united since an impending invasion of China is looming but due to the principle of the RH Bill to reduce population using abortifacient drugs, the country’s populace is deemed divided one is Pro while the other is Anti.

    The main agenda of the prime proponents of the RH Bill is to decrease the population of the country because of their self perception that overpopulation is the root of poverty. They claimed in absence of a concrete proof that the poor will become poorer if they won’t reduce procreating children. This underlying principle of the Pros opened the floodgate of swarming supports coupled by other’s hatred to the Catholic Church as the visible main oppositor 

    But out of the blue, this declaration of ICAEW seems a tie breaker to the impasse or a plus factor to the Antis and a negative factor to the Pros since it totally abnegates the underlying principle inscribed by the Pro that overpopulation breeds poverty which is the reverse according to this prestigious financial firm in UK tagged ICAEW, for these experts, they say that increase in our population will attract more manufacturers to arrive thus opening more jobs and better living conditions in return.

    To me. this is a death blow to the RH Bill. As expounded and elucidated by ICAEW,  it’s fair to conclude that The RH Bill though it has the noblest intent to care for pregnant women is deemed counterproductive to our economy. These poor people needs jobs or livelihoods in order to survive this cutthroat world through populating the country as the ICAEW explained in an elementary way. President Aquino and the proponents of the RH Bill, please take cognizance of this matter.

    • rjimenez1226

      Bobo talaga

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GDQUII7DYS62JNUOEZMU4LFZYE Patrick

      There are already laws that provide healthcare to pregnant women

  • Crysis_III

    Absurd study. Saan ba titira ang mga taong ito? Sa coastline or sa gilid ng bukid? Pag may bagyo patay lahat…Come on, we even don’t have enough farmlands and place for industry? So absurd…. Pass the RH bill now.. 

  • Crysis_III

    Ang importante we have to improve the efficiency and productivity of each citizens, hindi paramihan na hindi naman productive at walang education. We need QUALITY of our PEOPLE not QUANTITY….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GDQUII7DYS62JNUOEZMU4LFZYE Patrick

    bobo ka nang bobo wala ka naman explanation sa side mo baka ikaw bobo 

    • rjimenez1226

      Bobo ka kasi hindi mo alam.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    More people more money and good for economy yes it looks fine Question is where in in this world the sources of income  coming from? Foriegn Investors? they were scared making business here,fact is some them was already gone long time ago. Maybe the ICAEW forecast the surge of the Multi-purpose heros working abroad to feed their families & thanks to the CHED K12 education we’ll soon be a very competence slave abroad.

  • jikanhinia123

    Ha ha ha. Filipino crab mentality inbred in the self. Just to say something whether it plainly shows of one’s stupidity still one shares. Sharing one’s idea on a certain topic is welcomed and even inspiring for as they say two heads are better than one but for a smooth flow of exchanging ideas, it’s best if one sticks to the essence of the topic and never deviates because in deviating it renders one to be out of context or in debate out of order.

    On he issue of RH Bill, it’s best for everyone Pros and Anti to share their know how on the merits of the Bill but never allow oneself to go astray on the topic by slamming below the belt the supporters of each side. Let’s make this sharing a friendly and humane sharing of thoughts and ideas ladies and gentlemen if truly we are meant to be respected

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    Yeah right … the 85% growth in population will surely boost the Philippine economy … more OFW’s will be exported!!! More agricultural land will be converted to subdivisions. More cars will be imported … condos will sprout … more prostitutes on the streets!!! GUESS WHO WILL BE THE HAPPIEST >>>>>>>>>>>>

  • http://www.facebook.com/pinoyastroturfing.police Seth Guerrero

    “But the firm cautioned policymakers that raising output in a country’s overall production couldn’t rely on population growth alone.”
    “Productivity is crucial as well, and one way to raise productivity is by moving up the value chain from labor-intensive manufacturing to high value-added goods as well as business and financial services,” it said.

    That’s why we shouldn’t waste valuable resources on condoms and mandating educators to teach kids how to get laid. Government should focus on more critical factors such as promoting good governance, fighting corruption, and proper implementation and enforcement of the law. Securing these, along with the manpower we have available will help make the current socioeconomic environment conducive for business, promote an increase in production and efficient distribution of resources — which will in turn produce more opportunities for Filipinos such as jobs and better access to quality education. 

    Here’s info worth taking note of: 

    The Nobel Prize winner, Simon Kuznets, in his 1966 book Modern Economic Growth: Rate, Structure and Spread showed that “no clear association appears to exist in the present sample of countries, or is likely to exist in the other developed countries, between rates of growth of population and of product per capita.”

    Other studies have CONFIRMED Kuznets’s findings in data for developed and developing countries, showing no clear link between population growth and economic growth (or poverty).

    – Levine and Renelt (1992): no significant effect of population growth on economic growth;
    – Kling and Pritchett (1994): no significant effect of population growth on economic growth;
    – Ahlburg (1996): population growth has little or no direct effect on poverty;
    – Sala-I-Martin, Doppelhofer, & Miller (2004): average annual population growth from 1960-1990 was not robustly correlated with economic growth;
    – Hanushek and Woessmann (2007): average annual population growth from 1960-1990 was not robustly correlated with economic growth;.
    – U.S. National Research Council (1986): similar conclusions as above.
    – U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) Consultative Meeting of Economists (1992): similar conclusions as above.
    – RAND Corporation (research word leader associated with 30 NOBEL PRIZE winners) study of Bloom, Canning, & Sevilla (2003): similar conclusions as above.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UC6K4QRKHJWLEEPFEXZH35OOOQ Jade

      These studies were done over 20 years ago and I would not rely on them to predict present day dynamics. These days, falling population in first world economies would require to import labor from other countries. We will see in the next 20 years why a young population such as the Philippines would be a competitive advantage. We have to work towards moving up the value chain to raise productivity…

      • http://www.facebook.com/pinoyastroturfing.police Seth Guerrero

        Samples from those studies spanned 30 years making their data more accurate. Do you really think they would even bother with all that data compilation if the research they have done will only be worth considering for only a few years? Results of these studies were intended for long-term use, to make things simple to understand. 20 years is nothing. Take another good look at the dates when studies were repeatedly affirmed. Tell me you are not trying to downplay the 2003 conclusion by RAND as ‘outdated’. 

  • pinsky

    Pres. Pnoy and his cohorts like lagman, santiago and cayetano what can you all say about this serious averment of ICAEW? Would you also like the rest of this pro RH disqus sharer call it hogwash or would you as intelligent and honorable leaders take cognizance to ascertain the truth of the matter then make some adjustments on the bill if the findings of your people is that greater population is much favorable to our economy?

    You have to act on it in dispatch Mr. President since voting on the RH Bill is just around the bend so a delayed action is like placing an innocent man to the gallows and what a waste if you kill the goose that’s expected to lay the golden egg

    • rjimenez1226

      Bobo!

      • tunderlulo

        Helo gradweyt sa harvard na bobo lang ang alam na salita. nakakahiya

      • rjimenez1226

        Bobo! haha.

      • tunderlulo

        yak yak yak. gradweyt na bobo lang alam

      • Guest

        Sotto also took courses from Harvard. What does that say?

    • calixto909

      I honestly think you are right, this matter should be certified as urgent by the president so that the truth be known. Truly an in depth investigation by private experts be accorded so for the meantime the voting on the RH Bill be postponed to January 2013

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Bakit kukunin sa taxpayer ang pondo para sa RH BIIL? DAPAT ANG PONDO AY KUNIN SA MGA PRO RH BILL. KUNIN ANG PANGALAN NG MGA PRO RH BILL AT SA KANILA KUNIN ANG PONDO . SEGURO SASABIHIN NUNG MGA PRO RH BILL PAG SA KANILA KUKUNIN ANG PONDO ” HA? PRO RH BILL BA AKO”? MAY SIN TAX NAMAN AH. WAG NA NINYONG KUNIN SA TAXPAYERS ANG PONDO. ITULOY NA LANG YUNG FAMILY PLANNING ,EFFECTIVE DIN YON. . YUNG FAMILY PLANNING NI MARCOS AY EFFECTIVE KASI ANG DAMI TALAGANG NAG FAMILY PLANNING NOON. KAYA SA LUGAR NAMIN PURO 2 LANG ANG ANAK NG KARAMIHAN.

    • rjimenez1226

      Tax the Catholic church to pay for the condoms!

      • tunderlulo

        Hi bobo. . may pagbabago ah, catholic church na ngayon si na bobo. nasa pre skoll ka na diyan

      • rjimenez1226

        Bobong tungaw. haha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      DAPAT LANG SA MGA OBISPO KASI MARAMI NG NAMATAY SA SAKIT NA AIDS MALAKAS ANG NEGOSYO NILA!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

    This is a very dumb study. You don’t have to be an MBA to realize that there is a high unemployment rate, poverty, and limited resources. 

    • tunderlulo

      ha ha h. bka ikaw ang dumb, basahin mong maige at intindihin ang artikulo, wala ka sa kontexto ng topiko.

      • rjimenez1226

        bobo itong si tunderlolo. ang lakas ng dating sa kagaguhan. fail to sa teacher ng elementary. haha. tungaw na pinoy.

      • tunderlulo

        tama ni grade I di ako pumasok pero ikaw na mayabang na galing harvard at oxford bobo lang alam mong  komento kasi in reality bobo ka talaga

  • branlem

    if we continue to have this kind of population growth without education to make the people knowledgeable and useful to the society these incredible mass of humanity could only mean disaster to our nation.  We need to give priority to our education system NOW! we need to remove big wastes from corruption..DECS is one of the most inefficient agencies who continues to waste scarce resources.. 

    • Guest

      Sorry, this is not a disaster. Let us stick by the vision of Enrile. I mean, domestic helpers do not need to go to school.

  • ErnestdelMar

    It’s unfortunate that the Inquirer front paged the forecast of ICAEW, an international professional organization making an economic forecast which is outside their core competence just because it is foreign. Why is it that studies by local experts don’t get front page treatment? The forecast looks iffy, especially in terms of its favorable economic implications which have been disputed time and again by our local economic experts.

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Typhoons, dengue, garbage problem, criminality, squatters problem, traffic and pollution. Uncontrollable population, illegal logging and mining, high unemployment rate, police corruption.Election fraud, money laundering. Territorial disputes…….. water please……Pnoy where are you?  Merry Xmas to everyone.

  • buttones

    Well this is fine so long as industry and commerce have a demand for more people in the work force- I’m not to sure at what point the population gets to be more than the land we have to support it, and it’s difficult to imagine all the major cities we have loaded with 85% more people. More people mean more destruction of our environment- they have to live somewhere.. We cannot cope properly now so governments had really better get their act together- some organization should do a study on what our Human Development level will be by that time, at the moment it’s not very good…. 60 years? Bit difficult for most to see that far ahead…and I suspect 60% of us will be dead by then…..

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    This study is so stupid in that it takes only into account the manufacturing side.

    If all other economies have a falling birth rate in the next 60 years, this also translates to fewer buyers. Fewer buyers means lesser revenues. Lesser revenues means lesser profits. Lesser profits means less motivation to do business. Less business means little demand for workers. And little demand for workers means fewer employment opportunities.

    Now let’s get back to the top. The Philippines will experience a population boom. With the demand shrinking, this scenario is nothing but grim. Unless this population of the Filipinos will be rich enough to keep the demand sustainable, this model is spot on. But if we are only looking at Filipinos as destitute working machines, then then there is only one word we could describe this study. Stupid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Filipino’s learning curve, compared to the rest of the service providers from the rest of SEA and SA (to include India) is one of the best/fastest/steepest.
    We owe it to our underpaid public teachers.  Government should focus on the betterment of our public education system. K12 is a good start but not good enough because of the lack of facilities (classrooms, books, and professional teachers).  The population growth and its productivity lies on the good quality education.  Unfortunately, our best math & science teachers are exiting our country to seek for greener pasteur.
    Instead of the artificial curtailment of the population growth (by allocating funds on contraceptives via the passage of the RH Bill) we should focus our energy and resources on creating good programs and pilot schools on Math, Science & Technology to better equipt the populace.
    If Pia Cayetano is so IN to RH Bill, as his battlecry for equipping the “women” (to gain popularity among them, of course), does she know that WOMEN HAS THE RIGHT ALSO OF QUALITY EDUCATION, other than the EMPHASIS ON SEX EDUCATION?
    Most of our women ended up as lowlypaid a laborers in CANNING FACTORIES, lowlypaid seamstress.  Instead of honing their skills, Pia Cayetano is focusing on them a victim of sex to their husband.  There are cases of sexual abuses on wives by their husbands, but it only represents insignificant part of the Filipino families, as a whole.  They just make a “Maala-ala Mo kaya” dramatization of abuses to gain popular support.
    By the way, don’t vote for the Cayetano’s comenext election.  They are just BULLSHITING the senate.
    Hahahahahahaha!  “Hail blessed mama Cory…thy almighty Ninoy’s will be done thru his only begotten sloth son”.
    By the way, why would an ICAEW attributed it to Noynoy (the gowth),ah it’s just a matter of diplomatic protocol (bola-bola lang)…because they knew how to tickle his balding head.
    Hahahahahahaha!

    • rjimenez1226

      bobo na buang.

      • tunderlulo

        wala talagang bobo lang pinag aralan mo sa harvard. wal bang ibang salitang english

  • buttones

    I can’t quite understand this report- our population has quadrupled over the last fifty years from about 25 million to about a hundred- but over the next sixty [six decades] it won’t even double? How come?

  • Janch

    The study says a lot of things that still advocate for the passage of the RH Bill.

    One is that it projects an 85% increase in Philippine population in the next 60.  That’s close to double our current population which in 2010 was more than 92 million.  That’s close to 90 million more mouth to feed, more bodies to clothe and shelter, more minds to educate, more
    jobs to make in the next 60 years.

    The study gives importance to southeast asian regional growth and competitiveness due to a bigger working population, it does not talk about standard of living or socio-economic equity.  If we are to attract investors, it is only because we have a surplus of manpower who can provide cheap labor like China did at a time.  More people to exploit. 

    It assumes that the big young population will attract more manufacturers.  We haven’t read the full text of the study but it may not have taken in all other other internal and external factors which may make the country unattractive to foreign investors as well.  Political stability alone may not convince investors and besides Aquino is only going to be around
    for the next three years. 

    There is no talk of food security, land and natural resources, for the burdgeoning populace, etc.

    The study also says that, “[e]xcepting the Philippines and Malaysia, which are forecast to
    experience population booms, most Southeast Asian countries are seen to benefit from a ‘demographic dividend.’

    A demographic dividend occurs when falling birth rates change the age distribution of a country so that fewer investments are required to meet the needs of the younger, dependent sector of the population. This frees up public resources for investment and allows living standards to rise.”

    What?  Now, how does one interpret this?  Philippines and Malaysia aren’t going to benefit from demographic dividend because we are going to have a population explosion.  While the
    rest of the region are going to enjoy better living standards, our country has to struggle to provide for the ever increasing number of Filipinos.  That’s why the phrase ‘good for the economy’ is in quotation marks. 

    Sorry, but this study does not provide support for the opponents of the RH bill.

    • buttones

      Can I address this to you and thank you for the indulgence—”’I can’t quite understand this report- our population has quadrupled over the last fifty years from about 25 million to about a hundred- but over the next sixty [six decades] it won’t even double? How come? “

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    This ICAEW forecast on Philippine population is short-sighted though it talks of six decades from now. While it attributes possible economic prosperity to the current president whose term ends in  3 & a half years, the optimism is too much. Somehow one gets a feeling that who among us will still be around by that time, except the toddlers and newly born today (and a few of the teenagers now). What happens if on year 2072 (six decades after) the projections are wrong? What did it serve anyway?

    Because of the volatility of global commerce and geopolitical influences are shifting from time to time, I think that demographic studies should also consider narrowing down the magnitude of their projections to within a quarter of a century as maximum span. Six decades are too long for any expert financial forecaster to make a reasonable and near-to-accurate projections.

  • Albert Einstien

    RP s targeted for DEPOPULATION & POPULATION control…

    !their MAIN REASON :targeted populated countries may easily become threats to world peace

    The list of recommendations made in the Conference of the Milbank Memorial Fund include:

    “It is important that specific and widespread propaganda be directed to developing an interest in the health and welfare of children rather than in large families for their own sake. Such education would also involve propaganda in favor of controlled fertility as an integral part of a public health program. It is important to develop a native leadership( PRO -RH politicians, academecian & media personalities ) that will acquire new values rapidly and serve as a medium for their diffusion. To this end native political leaders, civil servants, and native middle classes are needed.

    “” we are targeted for depopulation & population control….DONT KILL our UNBORN LEADERS ”

    RH POLITICIANS are TRAITORS, BRAINLESS, NO VISION at alll….their selfish impaired vision is how to get elected …NOT how the COUNTRY will BECOME GREAT… that is why ..we are still what we are …world slaves .. that is what they want you to believed ..to become a SLAVE forever…….our present & past generation are SLAVES but we have a GREAT CHANCE that ..succeeding generations WILL be MASTERS of the WORLD……we have so much riches…more than enough EVEN to FEED the WORLD……all we have to do is to MULTIPLY , become a strong nation with huge army & population…& preserve the resources for the near future……what we ONLY need are VISIONARY patriotic filipino blood LEADERS…!TRAITORS please read this…MOST countries are desperate to PRESERVE their GENES..you want to depopulate us.. while the WORLD is desperate for POPULATION increase…

    RUSSIA : declared that women choosing to have a second child would receive 250,000 rubles, nearly $11,000.

    CHINA : The China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) — a think tank affiliated with the Chinese government — has recommended that China gradually phase in a two-child policy over the next three years, and then cease all birth limits in the year 2020, according to a China Daily report.

    SINGAPORE : Desperate in trying to increase population.. Singapore’s ‘baby bonus’ packages which included financial incentives to encourage couples to have two or more children. Parents were given a tax relief for having a third child. However, by the 1990s there was only a 1.6% growth in population which was still not high enough. To try to encourage couples to have children, married couples who had children before the age of 28 were offered a 7000 pounds tax break. Several additional measures included government-sponsored matchmaking efforts through a Social Development Unit. Its aim was to ‘romance Singapore’. A month-long festival in the Valentine’s period was introduced to try to bring people together.

    ITALY: The Italian government offers a one-time payment of 1,000 euros (£685) to couples who have a second child.Late last year a proposal that mooted paying women not to have abortions gained popular support in Parliament.

    SPAIN: the government introduced a national family policy but there is still a belief that family creation is a private matter. However, Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been urging companies to set up child care facilities and promoting long-term employment over short-term contracts.Fully funded maternity leave can last for 16 weeks, and unpaid leave of three years is available, but only about one-third of Spanish mothers take up maternity benefits.

    FRANCE : It has some of the most extensive state-funded child care in Europe. Mothers can take 16 weeks paid maternity leave for the first child, rising to 26 weeks for the third child. There is also a total of 26 months parental leave.Last year, the government pledged more money for families with three children in an effort to encourage working women to have more babies. Child care facilities are subsidised by the government. Younger children are entitled to full-day childcare (crèches). For children aged two to three there are pre-school programmes for which families pay on a sliding scale.

    POLAND: The Polish parliament has passed legislation to pay women for each new child they have, in an effort to boost the country’s falling population.Under the scheme every woman will receive a one-off payment of 1,000 zlotys (258 euros; £177) – for each child she has. Women from poorer families will receive double that amount. The population has actually decreased by close to half a million in the last six years. But some women’s groups say payments are a quick fix and will not address the long-term trend

    GERMANY: Germany has long had one of the lowest birth rates in the European Union and one of the highest proportions of childless women. According to EU statistics from 2005, 30% of German women have not had children. Demographers say Germany’s problem has probably been made worse because it has been ignored for so longThe government offers 14 weeks maternity leave plus parental leave of up to 36 months, with the level of pay depending on a number of factors. One of the biggest problems is a real lack of child care places. According to government figures, only one in five children under three get a place in day care. Not only do they close at lunch time, but the fees are incredibly high. Another problem for working parents is that traditionally, the school day ends at 1pm.The government has now lifted the birth rate to the top of the political agenda. In January, it adopted a bill to give tax breaks to families. It has also floated the idea of eliminating fees for kindergarten.

    UK : New mothers currently get six months’ paid leave and the option of six months further unpaid leave. The first six weeks are at 90% of pay and the next 20 at £102.80 per week. New fathers are allowed two weeks’ paid leave at a maximum £102.80 a week. The government offers free early education places. Children from the age of four get free part-time places at nurseries – some three year olds also get places.Parents of children under the age of six have the right to ask their employers for more flexible working hours.

    SWEDEN & NORWAY : Nordic governments employ a range of policies designed to help couples have more children. These governments have a long history of social policies aimed at helping people balance their work and family life. This is part of what is known as the “Nordic model”.In Sweden, each parent is entitled to 18 months leave, which is paid for by the government. Public day care is heavily subsidised and flexible work schedules are common – women with children of pre-school age are entitled to reduce their working hours. Women’s participation in the work force is high. In Norway, mothers are entitled to 12 months off work with 80% pay or 10 months with full pay. Fathers are entitled to take almost all of that leave instead of the mother. Fathers must take at least four weeks leave or else those weeks will be lost for both parents. The leave is financed through taxes, so employers don’t lose out.JAPAN:lack-babies-could-mean-extinction of -japanese -people “Japan will be more likely to prioritize healthcare than international security,” Brad Glosserman and Tomoko Tsunada wrote in Foreign Policy Magazine. “Older societies are typically more risk-averse, and Japanese — ‘reluctant realists’ at the best of times — will be increasingly unwilling to put their most precious resource, their young, in harm’s way,” ( thanks to various contributors figures lifted & culled from different sources )

    • Guest

      Wow. A list of countries with already a good health care and education system with already high GDP but requires more manpower. The Philippines on the other hand only requires manpower, because as Enrile would say, we need more domestic workers.

      • Albert Einstien

        CHINA population is already 1.4 BLLION yet they are abandoning their onechild policy….because they know huge POPULATION is power….that is basic in economics & politics…my friend…. : > )

        our ONLY problem is lack of visionary competent filipino blood leaders..!

      • Guest

        Which is a good thing because by doing so, they would have already eliminated their citizens living under poverty since large population is inversely proportional to poverty. How can there be poor Chinese people when their economy is large?

        Sending domestic helpers is a good thing so I do not know why you disagree with that. I mean, you do not even need to send them to school. You send them to work as helpers somewhere not here. We do not have to spend too much in education when that happens. That is why, I am with Enrile! Also I do not get those Pro RH people. They should have invested in education in job creation instead of contraception. That way, everybody will have better quality of life.

      • Albert Einstien

        agree…but we are not ONLY sending DH we have skilled workers & professonals too..in fact our services to the world covered ALMOST all aspect of LIVING & PRODUCTION… when we tap our resources we NEED all those ofws & migrants to help in building the country…as the GREATest& RICHest  NATION on earth…. : > )

      • Guest

        I am happy to see that there is at least one person who agrees with me. To the rest of you who still do not get it, people, this is not about the individual. This is about national pride! So what if a few dies here and there and a good chunk suffers?! The most important thing is we should be the greatest country in the world! 

  • $31552910

    The Philippines is set to become the sixteenth-largest economy (16th-largest) by 2050, up 27 places in 2012, according to “The World in 2050″ by HSBC Global Research. The Philippines has a “favorable demographic profile” and will benefit from a rapidly growing population. The high population growth rate of the Philippines is seen as a “driving force for economic growth.” The increase in population will make the Philippines an “attractive base for manufacturers” and should “boost economic growth.”

    References:
    1. “The World in 2050,” HSBC Global Research. January 2012
    2. “Guest post: the EM consumer in 2050,” Financial Times. October 17, 2012
    3. “A Youthful Populace Helps Make the Philippines an Economic Bright Spot in Asia,” New York Times. August 27, 2012
    4. “What is driving the Philippines’ surprisingly strong growth?” CNN. July 12, 2012
    5. “Economic Insight Southeast Asia,” ICAEW. Quarterly briefing Q4 2012.  December 2012

    • Guest

      Good. An increase in economy is directly proportional to increase in GDP. So to conclude, that also means by then there would be less population below the poverty line and more middle class citizens.

    • andrew lim

      Population growth is  being used as inducement by the foreign-funded anti RH bill special interest groups to advance their anti-population control agenda. The anti -RH bill is another blame- corruption- in- govt program for the comfort and convenience of the irresponsible and the CBCP. Since the companies you mentioned are based in UK and US, they want to ensure a steady supply of cheap labor – maids, drivers, assistants, gardeners, laborers,etc. Beware of so-called help for the poor when it is the responsible who are expected to make the sacrifice. The anti-RH bill supporters want to shift the burden and responsibility to everyone except the Church.  The responsible should not be denied the opporunity to achieve their human potential. Poor and disadvantaged families should be given the economic opportunities to help care for their children instead of wrasting taxpayer money on anti RH efforts.  In case you are wondering why the above sounds familiar, it’s just the reverse image of your posting.   I just turned your arguments on its head. :)

      • bundee

         Para kang si Mendoza doooooon.  Siguro maliit din TT mo?

      • andrew lim

        ubos lang argumento mo.

  • bundee

    Sino nga may sabi:  “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap?”       ***   Sabi ng Pro-RH:  “Kung may condoms, walang mahirap!”  

    • andrew lim

      hindi yan rhyme. eto rhyme: kung walang bishop, walang mahirap.

      Look at the list of countries colonized by Spain and introduced to Catholicism. Tell me if any achieved First World economic progress.

      • desperb

        So Spain is the culprit?

        How about Spain, Italy and France. These are predominantly Catholic countries?

      • andrew lim

        sabi ko yung colonized ng spain ang naghirap – latin america, philippines, etc. Italy and France were colonizers like Spain, so yung natural resources ng sinakop nila napunta sa kanila, pati slave labor, additional trade markets, etc.

      • bundee

        Tutuo pero di yon ang turo ng simbahan at di simbahan ang gumawa. Ano ba ang relihiyon mo? Pag nagkasala ka ba (siguradong meron) kasalanan ba ng relihiyon mo? Yon ang bigotry kaya respeto lang sa dapat igalang di yong parang shotgun.  Sa islam ayaw natin gawin dahil takot tayo.

      • andrew lim

        korek ka dyan. pero sinakyan ng simbahan yung gobyerno ng espanya. kaya malaki pagkukulang nila. Diba sabay sila dumating sa mga sinakop nila? Pag sumuway ka sa mga prayle, haharapin mo ang guardia sibil? 

        So guilty din sila.

      • bundee

         Di mo ba nakita kung paano sila magnakaw sa mga colonies? Di dahil simbahan ang nagnakaw. Kung sundan ang yellow logic ni intsik (di akin) bakit sila mayaman samantalang katoliko? Mali at bigoted stereotyping.

      • bundee

         Mas ok ng ang sa yo. Ibalik lang Spain ang mga ninakaw sa atin at di dahil sa religion. Sobrang api sa atin. Yong mga ibang Muslim nations pala di man Catholic bakit mahirap? You are a bigot. Pagnanakaw at corruption po ang dahilan, ok?

      • andrew lim

        totoo pagnanakaw at corruption ang dahilan, but remember your history.

      • bundee

        Parang intsik lahi mo.  Isa ka rin ba sa nagnakaw ng yaman ng Pinas.  Kung umuwi kayo lahat di bawas ang population sa Pinas kesa apihin ang mahihirap sa pro-poor RH  KUNO!

      • andrew lim

        ubos lang argumento mo. tsaka mahina ka sa ryhme. pseudonym lang yan, bok.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

    what, another 82 million  extra mouths to feed?..oh God…please no…the bishops and priests can’t even feed a busload of kids every day….we need to slow down population growth..or else we’re closer to extinction….

  • $31552910

    Population growth and climate change are being used as scare-tactics by the foreign-funded RH bill special interest groups to advance their population control and eugenics agenda. The RH bill is another blame-the-poor program for the comfort and convenience of the wealthy and privileged few.  Beware of so-called help for the poor when it is the poor who are expected to make the sacrifice.  The RH bill supporters want to shift the burden and responsibility to the poor. The poor should not be denied their right to life and the opporunity to achieve their human potential.  Poor and disadvantaged families should be given the economic opportunities to help care for their children instead of wasting taxpayer money on the RH bill.

  • Albert Einstien

    ·“ RISE my Philippines RISE “

    EVERY Filipino Family will be MULTI-millionaires by 2050( both muslim & christian brothers )

    your grandsons & granddaughters will be masters of the world

    NO Filipino will suffer SLAVERY in foreign land..

    PROTECT these resources with utmost PATRIOTISM…

    Why are we always in poverty & war?

    Why they dont want the archipelago to be UNITED?

    Why are we targeted for Population & de-population control ?

    Why is the Philippines targeted for brain-drain & intellectuals are pirated abroad?

    Why are we NOT allowed to have a POWERFUL ARMed FORCES ?

    Why are we having lunatic leaders & family of traitors as our champions & leaders?

    ANSWER : Foreign Interest/s manipulated us because PHILIPPINES is the RICHEST country in the WORLD”

    Literally philippines is a PARADISE in a land of GOLD blessed by GOD ( Gold,gas Oil & Deuterium ).. “

    we the most evolved & intelligent human specie are walking literally in a land of gold

    ISLAND PARADISE

    An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, & Mindanao. In addition the BENHAM Rise.. 250 km wide new territory. The Philippines’ rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. It is one of the ten most biologically megadiverse countires and is at or near the top in terms of biodiversity per unit area. Our beautiful islands are the envy of the world we are surrounded by soft white & pearly black beaches. Most of the mountainous islands are covered in tropical rainforest and volcanic in origin. The Apo Reef is the country’s largest contiguous coral reef system and the second-largest in the world. The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or summer the rainy season ; and the cool dry season . The perfect climate system in the Philippines makes its air and atmosphere free from man made pollution after the system of storms cleansed the territory during rainy season & disinfecting the land by exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays in hot dry season. This is the best country in world to live in if the insurgency problem caused by poverty is solved by the tapping of the nation’s resource thereby freeing the people from poverty.. Located within the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippine archipelago is hypothesized as having been formed 43 million years ago. Its 7,109 islands rest on top of underwater mountains formed by the outpourings of molten rocks from the earth’s interior, thus creating an ideal setting for mineral deposition. (After Wolfe, J.A., “Origin of the Philippines by Accumulation of Allochthons” in The Philippine Geologist July- September 1983 Issue, p.17) In the archipelago, resurgent volcanoes particularly provided access for rising gold-bearing solutions which cool to the geotherm of 300 degrees Celsius at about 400 m depth. At this point, the gold began to precipitate and epithermal gold deposits were formed over geologic time of 1.5 million years from the present time. (After Wolfe, J. A., in International Mineral Development Sourcebook, 1993)

    HUMAN resource…

    we are the ONLY Country in the world ..who speaks 175 languages & dialects with literacy rate of 93.4% . Most speak fluent & write foreign languge like english , spanish,nihongo,arabic, mandarin,hindi, & malay than country of origin..some elderly can still speak latin…Average Filipino can at least speak 3 foreign language & 2 dialects..while the rest of the world can speak only english & their native tounge…the people are educated, fun loving, resilient, hospitable & industrious… in fact , currently the economy is heavily reliant on remittances which surpass foreign direct investment as a source of foreign currency. Therefore the more population more benefit for the economy. The Philippines need a HUGE population & Army if it intends to tap the resources otherwise foreign invasion can easily land on its shores & control can be had without a sweat.…as of now we are ALREADY NO.1 as BPO in the world, & our OFWS are loved by their employers..BPo is contributing $12 billion & OFWs are contributing $21 billion a year..that is why we have a FC reserve of $82 billion ang its GROWING HANDSOMELY…without them (OFW & BPO)….our ECONOMY should have collapsed already..our .POPULATION is the BACKBONE of the economy NOT the NOYNOYING & CREDIT GRABBING govt…When we begin to tap our resources we will recall ALL our OFWs & those who migrated to HELP build the country as the wealthest & strongest nation on earth…we need huge population to attain this dream & endeavor
    .

    MINERAL resource…..

    Initial Lode and placer GOLD DEPOSITS occur in most of the 73 out of 83 provinces in the Philippines.The ten provinces were not properly tested yet due to internal conflicts & war. The 1996 $2.1TRILLION value resource estimate based on conservative 10% ( $21 trillion total estimate ) maybe deficient and could double to $42 trillion or more of the actual resource.. . … such amount could catapult this country to first world status .. we could even buy americas $16 Trillion debt..Also, we have .$26.3-Trillion Oil Reserves ..Country’s Untapped Deposits Mostly In Spratlys Philippines News Agency April 25, 2012, MANILA, Philippines- The Philippines is “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon deposits estimated at $26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of poverty.Also if we are able to claim SABAH… It has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,” “The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.” …Malaysia govt does not even give our sabahan brothers share of their on wealth ONLY PETRONAS ( govt corp ) which give sabah a PITIFUL royalty of 5%…That amount is even without considering the UNQUANTIFIABLE value today (maybe thousands of $ trillion ) of the resources that can be found in our new territory called the BENHAM rise a 250km wide domain which is perceived to contain very huge oil & gas deposits & the envy of world for we are the proud owner of the vast DEUTERIUM deposits with a 868 mile long find in Philippine trench. With these resources properly tapped we are bigger than america & arabia combined.. : .yet many potential mineral & natural reserves are still HIDDEN n our archpelago…

    BENHAM RISE new Philippine territory 250 km wide –GMA LEGACY

    Despite its proximity to the archipelago, the plateau was previously not included in the territory of the Philippine Islands. On 8 April 2009 ( GMA govt. filed the claim to UN now we owned it.. eventually our history & after the political vendettas ….legislature might rename the benham rise to GMA rise to give honor to its finder/claimant .. ), the Republic of the Philippines lodged a partial territorial waters claim with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in relation to the continental shelf in the region of Benham Rise. The UN has officially approved the claim in April 2012. The Philippines may soon be able to provide its own energy through Benham Rise, an underwater ridge to the east of Luzon which is believed to have mineral and gas deposits. The Philippines claim over Benham Rise is “very relevant” because scientific surveys indicate minerals and natural gas in the area. Solidified methane was found during mapping activities and the “probability is very high” there are oil deposits. There may be more natural gas than oil, and is considered better because it is cleaner. Benham Rise, which is bigger than Luzon, Samar, and Leyte combined, is being claimed solely by the Philippines

    GREATEST of them ALL- “ DEUTERIUM the Gift of Nature “-MARCOS LEGACY…!

    in ADDITION to the LEGACY of marcos like malampaya & other gas & oil fields…DEUTERIUM marcos legacy is the BEST …“ the Philippines trench has the LARGEST DEPOSIT of deuterium with 868 mile long 52 mile wide “If we allow production even for just a portion of this natural deposit… the Philippines will already become a first world country.. what more if we produce a quarter of it… Deuterium has several commercial and scientific uses today. It has become much more than the heavy water many countries sought after during World War II.Deuterium, a form of concentrated hydrogen, is used in the production of natural gas now utilized in Canada, America, Germany and Sweden, to provide fuel for cars, trucks , jet planes, & deuterium fuel for fusion reactors.”Deuterium can replace gasoline, (liquefied petroleum gas), (liquefied natural gas), Avgas, etc. in powering all types of internal combustion engines including maybe SPACE ships of the future & can be use in space explorations…. It does not emit pollutants or any harmful carbon monoxide and does not cause any environmental problems because it is in the water family. We can build electric nuclear plants in the middle of the URBAN cities of the world ! we will power & feed the world at the same time.Just imagine the philippines at the forefront of human evolution, science , technology & space exploration.

    The GOOD news is we have UNLIMITED deposit of it…it is self replenishing..!

    WE NEED HUGE POPULATION to DEFEND & PROTECT these resources.. this is not a sotto or church argument…

    this is for LOVE of COUNTRY….NO to RH Bill..!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    “The increase will make the country an attractive base for manufacturers,” it said. 

    It seems that Europeans and other developed countries would just like to always have a ready supply of manpower for their industries and businesses, since by that time the working-age population will begin to shrink in China.

    ICAEW perhaps is just misleading us to eventually fall into its trap, thus ensuring that its interests will continue unhampered in the future.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    KALOKUHAN LANG ITO! Sila nga mismo konti ang kanilang population rate bawat taon. Ayaw lang nila tayong umasenso at guminhawa ang pamumuhay dahil tingin nila sa Asean ay mga alila or slave simula pa nuong panahon. Hoooooooooy….utot ninyong mapang api at mapang alipusta ng lahi!

  • Albert Einstien

    SOME proRH here are saying we HAVE to murder our young so that the EU & developed countries will NO LONGER have steady supply of workers…if we follow that WISDOM we have to stop developed countries from manufacturing..stopping the worldwide economic growth & evolution of mankind….so maybe in his MIND …the  filipinos now LIVING  will NOT  grow old & STAY ALIVE forever….unlike those DESPERATE countries trying HARD to INCREASE their population because their breed is dying already…. lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPRTJIUPW5GDSJL7BAW6T7RIUM desmer

    This is plain ignorance, at 95M plus, metro manila and other surrounding cities are in big chaos already with street kids and thieves everywhere due to lack of jobs and here we have this report heralding that 150M people is a big plus to the economy.  Are you kidding or are you just plain stupid?

    • tilney

      You are  ignorant what the a big population would do to a country.. If you check Indonsesia which has a big population of around 200 million, that country is a magnet to investors similar to China and India.This is a plus while our country is pushing for a k+12 basic education that will give us an advantage in the future compared to Western countries and China that will have an aged population.

      • Guest

        True, that is why poverty is non-existent in those 3 countries. A bigger population means everyone gets good education. Then everybody will have a job as domestic helpers as Senator Enrile would have wanted to.

    • desperb

      so, the problem is not over-population but the present economy and law enforcement!

      • Guest

        Of course, the problem is not overpopulation. The solution is overpopulation that is why PH needs more people.

    • luzviminda88

      BWA HA HA HA . .MGA KAMPON NG KADILIMAN SIGE BANATAN ANG MGA GUNGGONG NA KATOLIKO AT MALAPIT NA TAYONG MAGWAGI SA MIYERKULES. BATIKOS PA NG MALAMAN NILANG MARAMI KAYONG MGA ALIPORES KO. BWA HA H A HA

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        BALIW!!!

  • artz555

    The article written above is just one of the moves by anti-RH people to revive their cause now, which is somehow loosing support. The columnist referred to one of  regularly issued reports of the ICEAW, an Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales that hired CEBR ( Center for Economic and Business Research ) in UK, a consultancy, or think tank that who probably looks out for the progress and advancement of Europe and it’s interests worldwide.
     
    The only part of the report that I agreed in full is when it cautioned  PH ”policymakers that raising the output of the country’s overall production, could not rely on population growth alone ” 
    ………….” Productivity is crucial as well, and one way to raise productivity is to move up the value chain from labor intensive manufacturing, to high-value added goods as well as business and financial services ”

    The last statement is saying that productivity is not really too many hands of low-skilled manufacturing ( in a big population ), but a few hands of an educated and skilled workforce that churns out a lot of production at the shortest time using the latest technology.The latter is actually what is happening in the most developed countries in the world like the US, Japan and Western Europe.

    There are a lot of points in the report that are contradictory and therefore may not really be factual. One way to explain these contradictions is the table below that really tells you the population growth rates of some countries compared to PH :

                                   Population Growth Rates ( from Index Mundi )
    Country       2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012 
    Philippines   2.07   2.03  1.99   1.92  1.88   1.84   1.8   1.76   1.99   1.96  1.93    1.90   1.87
    Malaysia      2.01   1.96  1.91   1.86  1.83   1.8    1.78  1.76   1.74   1.72  1.6      1.58   1.54
    Indonesia     1.63   1.6    1.54   1.52  1.49   1.45  1.41   1.21  1.18    1.14  1.1      1.07   1.04
    Thailand- – – 0.93 : 0.91 : 0.88 : 0.95 : 0.91 : 0.87 : 0.68 : 0.66 : 0.64 : 0.62 ; 0 65 : 0.57 : 0.54
    China – – – – 0.9 : 0.88 : 0.87 : 0.6 : 0.57 : 0.58 : 0.59 : 0.61 : 0.63 : 0.66 : 0.49 : 0.49 : 0.48
    S. Korea- – – 0.93 : 0.89 : 0.85 : 0.66 : 0.60 : .38 : 0.42 : 0.39 : 0.27 : 0.27 : 0.26 : 0.23 : 0.2
    Singapore- – — 3.54 : 3.5 : 3.46 : 3.42 : 1.71 : 1.56 : 1.42 : 1.28 1.14 : 1.0 : 0.86 : 0.82 : : 1.99
    Europ.Union- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -0.17 : 0.15 : 0.15 : 0.16 : 0.11 : 0.11 : 0.21- – – – – – – – –
    Japan- – – – – 0.18 : 0.17 : 0.15 : 0.11 : 0.08 : 0.5 : 0.02 : -0.09 : -0.14 : -0.19 : -0.24 : -0.28 : -0.08
    USA- – – – – – 0.91 : 0.9 : 0.89 : 0.92 : 0.92 : 0.92 : 0.91 : 0.89 : 0.88 : 0.98 : 0.97 : 0.96 : 0.9

    Again, show this figures to the PH members of Congress if they don’t know it yet.
    Notables are Malaysia is actually not booming contrary to the study but the growth rate is actually decreasing, not steady or growing like PH. The bottom countries have high per capita GDPs and are mostly developed countries. Singapore’s population growth is erratic because it is importing labor, and Japan’s growth rate is actually decreasing, and both countries are giving incentives to it’s people to bring in more babies. Who cares, they are rich and can afford it, with Singapore having a per capita GDP of $ 54,000 and Japan has about $ 35,000 per capita GDP. ( The study also maybe useful for Malaysia, Singapore and Hongkong, which maybe one of England’s interests, they being it’s former colonies.)

    The US is steady and slightly growing because it is as usual accepting immigrants, like other developed countries who are hiring OFWs. And who would like to be in the future, a country that hires OFWs, or a country that supply OFWs wherein your people do not know what awaits them when they work abroad ?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      What is that?  A textbook for grade school?
      Hahahahahaha!  Showing only quantity…statistics…comparison on pop growth?
      Mediocre one, attributed to yellows!

      • tunderlulo

        Ikaw na national hero sa akala mo, ano naman ang maipakita mong datos, Batikos lang at pangungutya. Pls huwag gawing sangkalan ang ngalan ni kabulastugan mo

      • rjimenez1226

        Tumigil ka na bobo.

      • artz555

        Mr. ‘ Jose Rizal ‘ which I think may not represent some of your beliefs, the figures just show you the population growth rates of PH, so  people and  other observers can compare them with the population growth rates of the other countries in the world, for whatever purpose they want. And I believe it’s useful to some people. and as far as I know, this is still a free forum where everybody can express their opinions freely.
        And thanks for the comments, whether good or bad.

    • buttones

      Ok- I will ask you the same question I have been posting to others- you have all the stats,

      “–”I can’t quite understand this report- our population has quadrupled over the last fifty years from about 25 million to about a hundred- but over the next sixty [six decades] it won’t even double? How come? “

      Anybody out there that can explain that to me?

      • artz555

        In another article, the figures and numbers that were shown ( by me ) in that table ( not the table above ) before 2010 were actual numbers that were taken from the PH Census on Population starting 1960 to 2010, from Wikipedia. ( You can also get those numbers from other sources )

        The projections that were made after 2010 were ‘ theoretical ‘ and were based on the notion that nothing substantial will be done in PH in the area of RH from 2010 and beyond. Of course, if a lot is done in the area of RH in PH from this year and beyond, those projections would surely be considered over-estimated or over-projected. Just like other projections anywhere that are dependent on a lot of things. 
        By the way, thanks for your comments.

      • buttones

        It was actually from PH NSO figures, but ok, basically the same. These are, let us say ‘actual’ to 2010, after that it does become a bit theoretical, but is it possible that our growth rate can be reduced so dramatically? I also find it difficult to project the policies of RH , population over a sixty year period as well. Obviously I am no expert on demographic projections, but looking at the past and projecting that as a base for the future it seems the projections seem a bit odd. Unless of course things change dramatically, they could, I have no crystal ball… Anyway perhaps in sixty years time we can chat about this again,,, OMG! Thanks’ for the comment and have a nice evening….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

        Which segment of the society has the higher share of the population growth? I don’t have any figures to show but only my gut-feel. I kind of believe that those on the lower brackets produce more babies and lesser as you climb the bracket.
        What could be the reason for that?I don’t think that those on the lower bracket are more religious than those coming from the higher bracket … I don’t even think that people start to pray before having sex … perhaps it is even safer to think that many pray after doing it … some perhaps that that finally they can conceive … most would pray that nothing will happen!!! This lead me to think that most of the street kids are un-wanted … if you go to the slum areas those mothers with a number of young kids tagging along with them … it will be safe for me to say that most of those kids are likewise unwanted!!!

        How much will a condom cost? Perhaps it will cost just as much as a can of sardines … if you were the mother or father of several kids and having an income that is barely enough to buy a kilo of rice … will you buy a condom? And let us be real … do we really believe that these mother and father will stop having sex … when sex is the only kind of release they can afford to enjoy life?

        Give free condoms to them and for sure their lives will improve … that will drastically lower the population growth so much so that it will not double within the next 60 years!!!

      • buttones

        I suspect that poorer people have larger families, I only say that because I am involved in local rural affairs at a low level and see this every day, children giving birth to children they cannot possibly support. It maybe true that poorer people and richer ones as well are pretty much the same devoted lot, but I suspect that richer people, generally being ‘better educated’ than poorer ones, decide, despite their teaching of going out and multiplying and all that sort of a thing, have the good sense to practice contraception, and let us say “Planned Parenthood’. For example they might think,- we have this income, we can afford to have two kids and pay for their welfare and education up to and out of University level. A bit of ‘forward’ responsible thinking, these kids are welcomed as a blessing. The kids born to poor families, are not a blessing, and I see this in the eyes of pregnant mothers who have a certain sadness, they cannot cope, and with another mouth to feed? There is another ‘attitude’ I see as well, and it is a rooster attitude from men, I’m not saying that because I’m a woman, but some men simply refuse even simple condoms, despite four kids in the next room and do their praying after the event, and if the wife falls pregnant [again] well it’s just “Oh..”
        Of course people will not stop having sex, in my area when the sun sets and they have only candle light, not a book between them , not an improving pursuit of any kind, not a hobby, what to do?
        I support the RH Bill if only just to save the lives of kids from a life of misery…

  • Albert Einstien

    huge population is what we NEED in this trying times….it wil help our economy in the long run..we need huge population if we enter economic progress trough industrialization……besides we need huge population if we are to TAP our mineral resources..we need huge population & strong army to defend our territories…..china already claimed our territories in SCS it is just a matter of time they will be MARCHING in the streets of MANILA, BATANES, ILOCOS, CAGAYAN,MINDORO, CEBU, DAVAO , SULO & ZAMBOANGA….. : < (

    • Malik62

       BS Aquino X3 hates people, that is manifested in his anti-social attitude.

      • rjimenez1226

        isang tungaw na pare.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    this is a distorted report … something must have been deleted from it. High population growth will help only countries like Japan, the EU member countries … Singapore … kaya nga they give incentives to have babies … kailanagan nila imaintain ang labor force nila.

    In the Philippines … has no manufacturing to boost of … even agriculture is a far cry from what Thailand or even Vietnam have. What do we have to sustain? Sustain or OFW’s?

    First we have to control our population to stabilize our meager resources. In this country, infrastructure is always way behind population growth … kaya nga sobra ang traffic … sobra mahal ng pamasahe … etc etc …

    • tunderlulo

      Kung laban sa inyo ang artikulo ay distorted at pag galing sa katoliko ay mga nakakahiyang batikos. Pag aralan niyong mabuti ang mensahe ng topiko kasi nasa kanal nang gulong mo at baka mahulog ka sa bangin sa maling komentaryo mo. Out of topic ka hijo 

      • rjimenez1226

        Advise ka ng advise wala ka namang pinga-aralan. Tungaw ka!

    • luzviminda88

      BWA HA HA HA . .MGA KAMPON NG KADILIMAN SIGE BANATAN ANG MGA GUNGGONG NA KATOLIKO AT MALAPIT NA TAYONG MAGWAGI SA MIYERKULES. BATIKOS PA NG MALAMAN NILANG MARAMI KAYONG MGA ALIPORES KO. BWA HA H A HA

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        BALIW!!!

  • akoombulator

    yeah right by the same absurd logic you can create a crater lake and its ecosystem by dropping a megaton bomb

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HYF6MXGMICAFZ7SQIYBT4VQ5TA Jose

    this is a lie and any filipino who believes in this does not understand economics. the person who writes this is an accomplice with the catholic priests who wants to sabotage every filipinos future. don’t be swayed by news as sweet as this. a happy life is only by having fewer children and nobody can deny this. look at those with 7-10 children and how did the children live. the youth must go to the streets and fight for population control because this makes the filipino more difficult. that’s the reason we are scattered around the world because our country can not provide and accommodate new graduates and making our lives substandard-meaning can not afford good education and access to good homes or oppotunities in life.

  • ahemmm

    Why should we compare our country’s case with that of the rich countries, like Japan and European counties? These countries have had good economic status before they experience decrease in population. Simply because people in these countries are so preoccupied with their jobs, that they don’t have time and energy anymore to make love with their partners. In the case of our country, many people don’t have jobs! So, what do you expect couples to do in their homes if they are bored? They make love. Therefore, improve the economic situation of the people first, then population will decrease, if that’s what some people want. Forcing to decrease the population, provided the very poor economic situation of our country, will only have disastrous effects.

    • Malik62

       One of the major reasons why the Roman empire collapsed is because they became immoral and begun to practice massive abortion, hence their population declined.  With a vast empire to control and dwindling population they had to hire barbarians to manage many of their outposts.  But because the the Roman’s corruption they failed to pay the barbarians so the barbarians revolted against them.

      • rjimenez1226

        Isang bobong tanga.

      • ahemmm

        Saang novel po ninyo nabasa yan Malik62? :)

  • josephine82

    Pnoy watch out for the rampaging bullet train beware, STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN, before you push the button of voting on Wednesday. Your countrymen may regret it  especially you Pro RH Bill. The message of ICAEW is very clear but if you close your eyes to look the other way and deliberately missed the golden opportunity it provides, then it’s you and you alone as the country’s leader who will carry the cross of eternal damnation by the Filipino people because why did you neglect to adhere to the sound warning of ICAEW and push through with your program to decrease population?

    Pnoy, the ball is in your hand to play. The future of our economy to provide food on the table for the poor as you kept on using as escape goats in pursuit of any hidden agenda is at stake. Seek guidance from God and the Holy Spirit for I know that you’re a religious man.

    • Malik62

       BS Aquino X3 does not believe n God. This was confided by Fr. Catalino Arevalo to his Jesuit brothers, asking them to pray for BS because he has lost his faith.

    • rjimenez1226

      Isa pang bobo!

  • revitor

    Human resource is the other half of production. The other and most popular and mostly appreciated by the naive is capital. Competitiveness is the name of the game in world trade. The driving force which give and edge in competitiveness is  technology. Advancement in technology is due to empowered human resource. Advancement in technology needs diversity in human resource. Stunting human resource to promote economic advancement is a short term solution promoted by myopic politicians and economic exploiters. Looking at a macro view, a national economy is like an industrial enterprise. The Philippines should instead be happy and thankful on our an abundant labor force. It drives labor cost down. It is lack of willing investors to invest in our country because of lack of confidence. What I mean is an investor for manufacturing sector, which incidentally is the necessary ingredient for our economy to take off. What PNoy has done recently was to drive out foreign investors through cancellation of contracts, like what happened to the French and Belgian investors, who supposedly wanted to improve maritime interconnection across the islands and to solve the persistent flooding of Metro Manila, respectively. As a catalyst to economic development, we should educate our people to boost technical expertise. The other side of an economic equation is consumption. A more than ninety million consumer will encourage the industry to improve technology and quality. China’s development was brought about by the policy of boosting agricultural economy and heavy industry. There was no problem on how to sell their produce because of the country’s hundreds of millions of consumers within their national boundary. Export was not their original passion then. Their economic planners did not listened to the western economic advisers whose main agenda was actually to hijack world trade. 

     

    • buttones

      Seems to me that China, as your example, had/ has a national policy year on year- we don’t. They also have a sovereign fund, to invest for China, and just today they own 8% of the North sea oil and gas reserves, they have just bought Canadian giant Nemex, a 15 billion dollar deal. For the benefit of China. Like you, maybe, I cannot understand restrictive government practices to the exclusion of foreign investors, other than the rule of the Constitution, and those cannot be changed… or they can of course but will not be changed. I know the reason and you may have an idea as well. Yes HR is important, but it seems to me HR has been exported, we had no place for them anyway- that’s why they left, I was one of those…Yes we should encourage expertise, and to an extent we do, but having dragged ourselves through the process of education where is the job? And so what do we do to pay the rent? We leave PH, countries seem to welcome us, PH does not, or cannot….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        I am European, and a resident of The Philippines. If I want to become a Filipino citizen it will cost me over PHP500.000. Even though I have invested substantially in the Philippines, I cannot own 1sqM of land; Cannot get a gun licence; Have different obstacles in my way (extra forms etc) that citizens don’t have to endure. I had to go through long processes and lots of money just to become a resident and start my business. I only employ about 10 persons, but they are all treated very well. They are on SSS and PhilHealth is paid by me.

        On the other hand I have many Filipino friends in Europe. Some own houses, and most of those there over 8 years have got citizenship for a nominal fee. More than half of their earnings abroad contribute to the Filipino economy one way or the other. I have never moved one centabo from here to Europe.

        I do understand the constitution issue; and I know it can be amended. But the way I see it, the rich Filipnos do not want this. Their excuse that land prices will rise is ridiculous, as the average Filipino cannot afford to buy land anyway. Instead it is been divided and sub-divided from generation due to legitime inheritance law (compulsory succession); another outdated law from Roman times.

        If foreign investors are not coming here there is a reason. See last chart on difficulty in doing business around the world. Look at it. Make it easier for investors and they will come. Even tourists don’t come here. Why? Well Manila airport is not what you would call welcoming.

      • buttones

        This is one of the reasons, in my opinion, that investors don’t come to PH in their hoards, because of the restrictive passages in our Constitution regarding ownership. The argument has been broached that these ’rich’ people will come and buy up all the land, this is nonsensical, there can be restrictions if PH is so obsessed with that theory- domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural can have limits placed. Any Filipino national can walk into Europe, US, Canada and buy, say, a retirement home, you can in Malaysia as well, they welcome you, in PH you cannot do this. My husband is English and after years traveling the world we quit and settled back on my little island on a beach lot, [mine of course, not his] with the idea we might have a few nice cottages, employ a few people and have a pleasant business- we gave up, he gave up, forget it, the local business practices are just too much to handle for a start, and the government agencies. I’m sorry you experience this hassle, but it is, again in my opinion, as you say, a practice to ensure the people who do ’own’ this country are desirous of keeping what they have. Personally speaking I don’t think this introverted attitude will be legislated against.
        On the subject of English and Welsh CA’s saying our population will increase by 85% over the next 60 years, given the fact it’s been doubling every 12 or 13 years, I don’t understand that. Anyway, enjoy PH and the best of luck with your business… Manila airport? OMG! I’m from Cebu- we do a lot better than that!

         

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        Yes Cebu is a lot better, and is my nearest international airport. I am sorry imong bana gave up on the project. Akong Asawa is from Southern Leyte ug ako Ireland.

        Although I complained that there was so much paperwork etc,, I have to add that our local government offices City/Province/DTI etc are very helpful and never have I been asked for extra here. In Cebu City I have though, but immigration seems to have cleaned up there act somewhat in the last year or two.

        So it is not always corrupt officials but actual Filipino Law and procedures that make investment difficult.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/E42OFYRFB33JLV3IPPPFQWMSPU Kenji

       China’s development was brought about by foreign companies outsourcing their labor particularly the US.  It started by Pres. Nixon’s visit and Deng Xiao-Ping declaration that to be “rich is glorious”… and the rest is history – so they say.  Now, practically 100% of items sold in the US is Made in China.

      • Guest

        Correct. Why would you move production in the US when production in China is a lot cheaper. I mean, if you are a businessman, you should not care about giving jobs. The concentration should be poured to making money by using labor from China.

      • buttones

        Apple are moving production back into USA

      • Guest

        For iMacs only, where Mexicans are going to work on the production line. Secondly, doing so is good for publicity but will not hurt their margins. Apple products are not commodities. The rest should still employ China.

  • entong238

    Kayong nagpapanggap na magaling na writers ng PRO RH BILL, Bakit di na lang kayo magtayo ng sariling financial firm niyo o kung mayron man ay isulat niyo para maunawaan ang mga komentaryo niyo na kayo pala ay may K. Pero pag wala at kung anu ano ang sinusulat ay nagmumukha kayong tanga. Balitado ang ICAEW sa buong mundo at kayo na bumabatikos sa kanila ano naman kayo dito sa pilipinas baka taga hugas lang ng puwit ng baka. ha ha ha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      CARNIVAL TAGLE SAY YES TO LIFE REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”

    • rjimenez1226

      Isang bobo na nagmamagaling.

      • tunderlulo

        kumusta na gradweyt ng oxford na alam lang na salita ay bobo. nakakahiya

      • rjimenez1226

        Masaya kasi mas matalino kami kesa sa iyo. Tungaw!

  • Malik62

    More population is always good for the economy if it sustained by just societal structures.  Now BS Aquino X3 wants to reduce population as a response to the social injustice of the inequitable distribution of wealth.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      It CAN’T be sustained by current Philippine society.   Even assuming zero corruption we’d still be too poor to keep up with the current growth rates.

      Also, the RH Bill isn’t a population control bill (though birth rate decreases would be a side effect), but I see no point in repeating that this late in the game.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        CBCP BISHOPS AND CARNIVAL TAGLE IS KATOLIBAN TERRORIST”

      • tunderlulo

        inggit ka lang

      • rjimenez1226

        ikaw  ang inggit ksi tanga ka.

  • Islaslolo

    Where are we going to put this extra population when the Philippines will shrink because of sea level rise due to climate change? If we cannot educate, feed and give decent jobs and standard of living to the present population, how are we going to do it with the increased population?

    Boom to the economy? If we don’t have enough infrastructure – road, electric power, drinking water, gas supply, etc., and an educated and skilled workforce, how can we compete in the global economy? Numbers alone will not do it, because manufacturing and service jobs are becoming very sophisticated and require continuous training.

    Let’s be real!

    • garcia677

      Dito tayo magkaiba pero pareho tayong lolo. Sa aming mga kristiano hindi problema ang paglobo ng populasyn kasi may armageddon na gugunaw sa mundo. Please read the verses of revelation in the Bible

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        NASAN PROWEBA BA MO? HINDI PROBLEMA PAG DAMI NG PAPULASYUN AKO MAY PROWEBA’ ANG DAMING BATA PALABOY AT DI MAKAPASOK SA ISKUWELAHAN MARAMI KUMAKAIN PAG KAIN SA BASURA!! TUTA KA KASI NI CARNIVAL TAGLE MAMBOBOLA” KATOLIBAN TERRORIST

      • tunderlulo

        kwentong barbero yan

      • rjimenez1226

        hulihin na ito ang hangal na tunderlulo. bastardong anak ng pare ito.

      • rjimenez1226

        Hangal. 2,000 years na hinhintay ang Armageddon na yan.

      • tunderlulo

        kumusta bobong gradweyt ng oxford

  • Islaslolo

    In reply to Malik62 about BS Aquino X3 beliefs: Whether true or not, let’s respect other’s beliefs. We live in a democratic society.

  • Islaslolo

    Let’s have a national conversation first on where we want to go and become as a country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PAG NAPASA  R.H BILL PAG DUMATING ANG PANAHON BAKA MAGING NEW ZEALAND O SUWITZERLAND TAYO MAS MARAMI BAKA SA TAO KAYA SAWA SILA SA STEAK’ SA PILIPINAS MAS MARAMI BATA PALABOY SA BAKA KAYA MARAMI GUTOM AT NAG NANAKAW ISNATCHER” KASI NAMAN KAYO MGA PILIPINO PAKALAT KALAT ANG BLESING SA KARSADA HUBO PA!! PABILHAN MO NG DAMIT KAY CARNIVAL TAGLE AT PAPASUKIN SA CATHOLIC PRIVATE SCHOOL LIBRE BAON TANUNGIN MO KUNG ANO SASABIHIN NI CARNIVAL TAGLE SA MGA BLESING NA HUBO PARANG NAKA DRUGS ANG SAGOT”

    • tunderlulo

      wow palaging new zealand bakit di timbukto maganda pa dun. kakasawa naman repetitious

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LZYODZASEXRINLJNIG2GR6SKSM Rommie

    Masaya mga negosyante INTSIK kasi dami Pilipino bili produkto nila…lalo sila yayaman dito Pilipinas…dami domestic helpers, factory workers tanggap baba sahod wala security tenure at iba benefits…dadami mahirap Pilipino mangingisda huli endangered marine species para benta sa mga Intsik…Mabuhay mga Intsik!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/E42OFYRFB33JLV3IPPPFQWMSPU Kenji

    This article is misleading or simply totally absurd!!  More population meant better economy – where on earth did they get that!  If it were true, Bangladesh would be a prosperous country right now, so is Ethiopia and the whole of Africa!!!

    ICEAW should advise UK to have more babies since they are fewer than us or even their commonwealths Canada and Australia.  Obviously, these consultants have their own agenda and would want to pull a fast one!  Would they still be existing after 60 years???

    In reference to the PHL, they don’t know what they are talking about …just don’t know the intention of the writer of this article…

    • tunderlulo

      di gawa ka artikulo mo at ng basahin sa UK

      • rjimenez1226

        Isang tungaw na walang alam itong si tunderlulo

    • where_I_stand

       read and digest…

  • tekateka

    it will be a RAT INFESTATION…

  • Garote

    If we have a population growth of 1.9, which is not even enough to replace the 2 parents — the father and mother — how could we have an 85% population increase after six decades from now? It’s a very simple math computation which our president cannot even do.Who put this @#$*& in Malacanang as our president? We have not yet factored in what the RH bill can do which maybe damaging, once it will be passed. It will certainly reduce significantly to oblivion our Filipino race. Actual data cannot lie, but the United Kingdom-based international accounting and finance firm can; especially, if they have an indirect interest in the passage of the RH bill.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

      It is population growth; not births. +1.9% more people here next year, +1.9% of that figure the next year ……. It is too late at night to do the compound sums but probably nearly 300million at the 1.9% rate in 60 years

      • Garote

        You’re as idiotic in math as your president. . . did you graduate from high school? I wonder how you manage to pass your algebra and math. Hehehehehehe

      • Islaslolo

        Before you start calling people idiotic, why don’t you consult with a math teacher or a person knowledgeable in math and can read so you will know who really is “idiotic”.

      • buttones

        Why do people call people idiots? The fact of the matter is, our population has been basically doubling every 12 or 13 years- that’s the fact. Now, some Welsh and English accountants have said over the next 60 years it will only increase by only 85%- How come? Condoms? We lose interest in sex? It just doesn’t make sense…..
        Having said that the comments of Garote seem to me to be a very strong case for the RH Bill….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        But the uk survey already takes into account of a dramatic decrease in population growth. From today’s average (+1.9% PA) to an average of +1% PA over the next 60 years.

      • Garote

        UK is facing an economic collapse because it was fooled by the global banking crooks. If, as you claimed, UK people like you  learned “compound percentages in Junior school”, how come your people were fooled by  the bankers in paying more interest than you have to, which  has resulted to UK’s financial bankruptcy? Do you still claim you know enough math? Hehehehehehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        Garote has valid points, but he is still confusing the difference between birth rate growth and population growth. Please explain to him for me. :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        Hehehe
        Please explain to him for me. :)
        I don’t know what president he is talking about. Like a lot of businessmen, I didn’t finish High School. But the country I was educated in, we learn compound percentages in Junior school.

        I don’t call anyone an idiot regardless of the grasp of basic maths.

      • Garote

        Another pretender who is in denial that he is deficient in math.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        My Maths is good enough. You still do not seem to understand the difference between birth rate growth and population growth, the latter already includes births and deaths.

      • Garote

        Mr. Pascal C, I know the difference between birth rate and population growth. But your math is still not good enough, go back to high school and study your math subjects very well. Hehehehehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        This few words you said mean you do not: ‘If we have a population growth of 1.9, which is not even enough to replace the 2 parents’

      • Garote

        Mr. Pascal C, graduate from high school first before arguing with us. What’s the “C “in your “Pascal C,” C as in “Cannot pass high school”? Hehehehehehehe

      • buttones

        THAT is the simple math! I’ve not done it but compound 1.9% year on year over sixty years in not a 85% increase. You put a million into a bank account on compound interest at 1.9% pa, and come back in sixty years, WHAT? Only 850, 000 peso interest? It was a few months ago I could have given a guy a million and I could collect two million next month! Those were the days……..seems to me people will believe anything, and this recent report seems devoid of all reason- it may have been written in the gloaming of a Welsh night, on a Sunday with not a dram to be had anywhere…give me a Scottish accountant any day…..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        Read my two posts again. :) Second line: ‘The average annual increase needs to be just Edit: +1.02% End Edit to achieve 82% from survey.’ So 85% does seem reasonable but is surely taking account of RH Bill passing. If it stays at 1.9% PA, we will have 303million in sixty years. Where are we going to put them?

      • buttones

        I did read your posts, believe me I did, but I can hardly think the passing of the RH bill was even a part of the processing of this report, it does not even exist anyway, it’s an IF, and even if it comes a reality, I simply cannot understand why over the last fifty years we have doubled our population every 13 years and in the next 60 we do not even double? How can that be so? My appalling math, given % projections, arrive at your figure. Where are we going to put all these people? Well not on my land thank you very much, mind you if a law is passed that say that I should- forget it, I’m off, there are other countries than this….Look, ok? When I was a kid there were about 25 million of us, now about a hundred million , how can anybody say in sixty years we will be not even be doubled? That’s ridiculous, it simply does not make sense.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        I agree, and am glad your number correspond with mine, But the second one was wrong and edited now The UK survey must be taking in some sort of factors. I suppose with contraceptives readily available in many barangay clinics together with younger Filipinos not caring to much about what the church has to say.

         I myself see some reduction in population growth in the coming decade to maybe +1.3% pa. An average of +1.3% pa over the next 20 years will give us only an extra 29million persons

      • ARIKUTIK

        PH population after world war 2 was said to be 40 million. If so then, an era of 25 millions Filipinos means you were a kid during the reign of Lapu Lapu…. ewwwww…..Anyweis, kids of long ago did not enjoy PSP, mobile phone, airconed cinema etc… including  dates in too young love. Now that PH men and girls had multiplied into 90+ millions, kids got more exciting life than kids of Lapu Lapu. To sum it up more people in the streets is merrier. Only the greedy rich splash around doom for their secret agenda of taking it all for themselves only. Eradicate the greedy rich for all to enjoy life in this wacky paradise………  

      • buttones

        Wrong, according to government stats the population in PH in 1960 was about 25 million, when my hero Lapu Lapu was around it is said to be about 1 million. Nobody really knows… as regards being ‘rich’ well believe me poverty sucks [and I know] so bring it on…. And this idea we can divide the wealth of this country by 100 million and everybody is happy doesn’t work….BoBo

      • ARIKUTIK

        It works, proof IS > more kids are in school now compared to when PH is populated by 50 million only. Another proof is > the world is so wide for the Filipinos to conquer as evidenced by OFW’s who prop up PH. More human power is a countries strength. Japan is now hopelessly wallowing in downward spiral because their women was laid with out baby output. Human power is the Real strength. Not PSP head empty imaginations…….. byeeeeee >>>>>

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        Hahaha

        Your million would be only Php 3million plus Php 96,000 (the cost of a sack of rice in 2076 plus 500 for a lollipop :) )

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

      Ok.. Based on 98,000.000 today with an increase of 1.9% each year for 60 years equals 303,160,000.

      The average annual increase needs to be just Edit: +1.02% END EDIT to achieve the figures in the article. 

      If the rate of 1.9% remains our population will double in only 37 years

  • GKLer

    To Nina Calleja:

    Naive is the best description for this article and those behind it.  Most financial planners look at 3-5 years not 60 years.  60 years AGO here is what people thought about the year 2000:
    1. Most diseases will be gone.
    2. Interplanetary space travel will be common.
    3. Space stations the size of the Moon will orbit the Earth.
    4. Moon bases.
    5. We’ll all be living a life of leisure.
    6. Mastery over the planet Earth.
    7. Peace on Earth.

    They thought big time…just like your article…but none of those came true.

    What is certain is this:
    More people = More food needed = More demands from the environment.

    Source:  dvice . com/archives/2012/03/10-predictions . php#1

    • where_I_stand

      a pity unthinking thing.

  • beer_leader

    may comedy section na pala ang pdi

  • artz555

    But irregardless of what the Headline of this article says, the study, according to this article also cites the disadvantages of exploding populations, or high population growth rates like that of PH, which will not benefit from the ” demographic dividend “.

    The ‘ demographic dividend ‘, which happens in decreasing populations such as with the help of the RH bill, ” occurs when falling birth rates change the age distribution of of a country, so that  fewer investments are required to meet the needs of the younger, dependent sector of the population. This frees up public resources for investments and allows living standards to rise “.

    This is exactly what I have been saying in my past comments that the passage of the RH bill will usher in a population wherein every Filipino will get a higher and higher share of the GDP pie, or higher per capita GDP, and therefore higher and higher standards of living for everyone.

  • louie

    i really hope that elections of 2016 will also produce a clear and “clean” president. A scandal-free president like Aquino will really help our country to maintain the growth it is achieving now. But a more pro-active president concerned with manufacturing will also be a big plus.

    • sasama

      ..yeah, vote for Binay…

  • http://www.greenbarleyphilippines.com/ Sidney – Green Barley

    I sure hope it will be good for the economy.  A population increase by 85% would require more resources.

    • where_I_stand

       more working force, too.

      • Guest

        Yes, and right now, PH have 0 unemployment rates because everybody is already employed and in fact more manpower is needed. That is why, in addition, migrant workers should return to plug the manpower deficit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    CBCP BISHOPS KATOLIBAN AND CARNIVAL TAGLE EXTREMIST TERRORIST”

  • virgo57

    Stupid column and garbage analysis. It seems that this writer contributor is myopic and need an optthalmologist or psychiatric exam.

  • CyberPinoy

    Its good for thre economy if the country is not a developing country. stupid article it is just plain simple, how can you develop the country if you have too many mouth’s to feed. We should limit first the already large population to sustain the rate of development then when the philippines becomes a NIC and prosperous then we can lift the provisions of population control whiout hesitation.

  • Guest

    just compute: 92 340 000 (population as of 2010) * 1.019^60 (growth rate persisting in the next 60 years) = 285 654 395 (population in 2070 bases on computation). Many people here (pro and anti-RH side) don’t know the math.



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