Overpopulation is indeed an undesirable condition and it is caused by numerous factors.

It reduced mortality rate and depletion of resources are few of the causes which results in overpopulation. Overpopulation in the Philippines is believed to cause poverty and poor economic growth among families. Countries like China and India are just one of the best example of an overpopulated country. Our country, which is the Philippines, is unfortunately getting the taste of the bitter effect of being an overpopulated country. As per the latest statistics, the current population of the Philippines is 105,390,532 as of Wednesday, October 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.

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Being a country with the number of existing human population exceeds the carrying capacity of Earth is indeed scarier than what is seems to be…  A special occasion like Christmas is one of the things our country’s culture cherishes to celebrate. Have you seen the carolling of the little kids with loose shirts with various sizes of holes, singing generic OPM Christmas songs while holding tightly the holding bar of a jeep that is barely moving due to the heavy traffic along the road? I’m sure you did. Traffic is no new to our country. It is one of the things that cause a lot of headaches and problems in our country.

But back to the main topic, those children you often see, they beg money to buy foods to eat. They either have consent to their parents to do it or they are forced to do it due to having a lack of fortune, due to being stuck in a so called hell, the ‘poverty’. Poverty is one thing that is always together with a country which is overpopulated. Our country constantly faces a lot of problems and I think we need to start to eliminate those problems one by one starting to reduce the population of our country. By doing so I think it is best to have a law that states that every married or unmarried couple should have a children not exceeding to two. I know for a fact that Dr. Jose Rizal once quotes ‘Ang kabataan ay ang pagasa ng bayan’.

But does having a lot of youth is the hope for our future? If you think so, think again.  We need to balance the proportion of our population in our country in order for us to raise our economic rate. We need to control ourselves in order for us to once again taste the comfort and ease.

We are indeed living the quote of “The more, the merrier” But a lot is too much. I am not against in the church and the decision making of most parents who decided to have a lot of kids, however; I am against to poverty, which is the leading effect of our overpopulated Philippines.