Simple Fact about Overpopulation
BY AMANDA GUMILA
Posted by Bulatlat
I am Amanda Gumila (email@example.com),
a 2nd year college student. This is my opinion regarding the
overpopulation crisis our country is currently experiencing.
One does not need to
be presented with results of scientific studies or with complicated
statistical data in order to realize that the Philippines is already
overpopulated. A simple ride at overcrowded LRT trains, or a mere look at
the number of people who are unemployed, already bring out such fact.
Overpopulation has numerous detrimental consequences, mainly to the
environment and to the society. Nature is finite, and therefore, can only
support a limited number of individuals. Natural resources like food,
water, and even energy are slowly running out because of the increasing
consumption rate. On the other hand, the number of garbage people are
producing is escalating, which leads to land, air, and water pollution.
The overpopulation crisis also gives way to shortage of jobs, supplies and
The problem of
overpopulation must therefore be addressed urgently. The government should
provide information about birth control methods and about the damaging
effects of overpopulation, especially to those in the lower class area of
society. Family planning might be contrary to the stand of the Catholic
Church, but the Church should be separated from the state. Like the
Church, the government should also make citizens aware of their stand
regarding birth control. The public should have enough information
regarding the stands of both sides, and who they decide to follow is
already up to them.
July 23, 2006
Posted by Bulatlat
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