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The world has changed dramatically since the U.N. population conference in Cairo in 1994 but the U.N. population chief said many issues remain as contentious as they were 20 years ago, including sexual rights, abortion, sex education, lesbian and gay rights, and child marriage.
By Michelle V. Remo
The number of poor families in the Philippines as a proportion to the total number of families dropped to 19.7 percent in 2012 from 20.5 percent in 2009, the National Statistical Coordination Board announced Monday.
By Dennis Atienza Maliwanag
More than 5,000 babies have been born to underage mothers in South Cotabato over the past four years and population officials blame it on excessive media access, poor parenting, peer pressure and tribal culture.
The most populous city in Metro Manila is Quezon City, accounting for 23.3 percent or about 2.8 million of the total 11.9 million population in the whole region, according to recent data from the National Statistics Office. Following Quezon City is Manila with 13.9 percent (1.7 million), then Caloocan City with 12.6 percent (1.5 million). Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
About 38 percent, or 628,106, of the 1.7 million total population of the City of Manila is located in Tondo, making it the city’s most populous area based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. Tondo is followed by Sampaloc (20.7 percent), Sta. Ana (10.7 percent) and Sta. Cruz (7 percent). The least populated area in Manila is Intramuros with 0.3 percent.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Can the Supreme Court determine whether the Reproductive Health law endangers the lives of women and child?
A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren’t caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than the national average.
By Carla P. Gomez
A member of the clergy here will not follow the example set by other Church leaders in putting up the controversial Team Patay-Team Buhay tarpaulin, saying it is “unchristian” to malign people.
early 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world’s most populous nation, official data showed.
By Heather Tan
Already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, tiny land scarce Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward.
Singapore on Monday defended its population policies after an outcry over a forecast that it could have 30 percent more people in less than 20 years, with foreigners forming almost half the total.
Catholic bishops in the Philippines vowed Tuesday to vigorously campaign against politicians who ignored their “moral” teachings, after the church failed to stop the passage of the reproductive health law.
South Korea’s low birth rate means the size of its youth population – those aged between nine and 24 – will be slashed in half by 2060, a government report warned Monday.