MORE BABIES NEEDED [for Philippines] By Former Senator Ernesto Maceda


More babies needed

SEARCH FOR TRUTH By Ernesto M. Maceda (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 1, 2014 – 12:00am

After China, Iran has also adopted a new policy encouraging families to have more children. Singapore has also reversed its population policy to encourage babies. Studies have projected that Iran will have a shortage of workers 30 years from now.

Proponents of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law should now seriously restudy our population control policy. As China, Singapore, and Iran have found out, there are adverse consequences in limiting families to one child.

Our big 100 million population is our biggest resource. Let us not cut it down. Ten million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are sending $22 billion yearly that keeps our economy afloat.



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