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The Birth of A National Consciousness

Good Day, Our country has experienced a great deal of disasters over the recent years, and poverty is still as rampant as ever. Filipinos have sought shelter by going abroad,…

Why China is on Top

by Milanie Joy Lee A recent poll conducted shows Asians see the United States losing its undisputed superpower status to China. I realized that, as a Tsinoy, it is actually…

Overpopulation, as I See It

When I think of the Philippines, I don’t think of Boracay or the famous Imelda shoes. The disturbing thought that the warm and friendly people of the Philippines, suffering from…

Probable Disaster

According to the National Statistics Office, the Philippines population reflected a 2.36 percent average annual growth rate and is expected that our population will reach 100 million in 14 years…

Unity: Answer of Philippine Overpopulation

by Ralph Jorge B. Pangilinan There have been thousands of claims with reference to overpopulation that have been conveyed already in the past four decades. The entire globe has always…

On Human Tragedy: Overpopulation

Let me start by enumerating those resources we enjoy for free – public roads, schools, hospitals and the faura and fauna of our rich environment. Being open for everyone’s consumption,…

Running Out of Time With Overpopulation

As of 2005, the Philippines is home to 85 million Filipinos. Considering the annual population growth rate of 2.3%, the country’s population might reach and even grow above 95 million…

On Philippine Population

Viewpoint It is quite surprising how a small country like the Philippines is one of the world’s leading baby-makers. Just a look at the countless shanties near the sidewalk and…

The Problem with Population

The Problem of Overpopulation in the Philippines By Jose Angelo Cuyegkeng Amidst the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often ignore the people we pass by. We overlook…

When Would the Filipinos Take Part of the Blame?

There would be times when the local newspapers would declare that the Philippines had grown several percentages in its economic growth, and the people would immediately question its veracity. The…

Marine Oil Spill Bioremediation

With the recent sinking of an oil tanker off the coast of Guimaras, an environmental disaster looms as 200,000 to 300,000 liters of bunker fuel have already found their way…

Who is on the table?

It’s only natural that people wonder why the Philippines is “over-populated”. Undeniably, families with children more than two are common because we, Filipinos, have accepted this culture for centuries. Most…

Hinog sa Pilit

by Evelyn Miranda-Feliciano “I shouldn’t have done it,” David slapped the banana skin on his empty plate, ruing. “It’s bland like paper paste!” “What is it?” I asked surprised by…

What is Needed is a Culture Frame, Not Charter Change

by Melba Padilla Maggay, Ph.D. The move to change the Constitution through such contrivances as a ‘people’s initiative’ is reflective of the informal pressures the operative culture bears down on…