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100 millionth Filipino due early Sunday


By the reckoning of a population expert, the Philippine population will hit 100 million at 12:06 a.m. or thereabouts on Sunday. Be happy if your baby is born around that time because you will earn P5,000.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Anybody home? Pacific island of Niue hit by exodus

In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, people enter the headquarters for Niue's government, the island's biggest employer, in Alofi, Niue. Severe population decline on the tiny Pacific atoll is threatening a culture that dates back more than 1,000 years. AP

It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: “Keep this place clean,” it says, “so it stays beautiful.”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Carabao population on decline; lawmakers want to know why


The population of the carabao, the ubiquitous farm animal in the Philippine countryside, is declining.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Shortage of classrooms blamed on lack of space in Metro Manila


Two lawmakers who chair education committees in the House of Representatives blamed the shortage of classrooms to the lack of space in Metro Manila, adding that the country’s capital need to be “decentralized.”

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sex rights still contentious – UN population chief

Babatunde Osotimehin, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director. AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO

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.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »