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Pitiful Pilipino Population (PPP) VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 04/19/2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pitiful Pilipino Population (PPP)

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Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
04/19/2011
For reason of short-sightedness, of hard-headedness or plain incompetence, on account of merely unwise advisories or downright selfish ulterior motives, Malacañang believes and wherefore accordingly acts on the assumption that the Filipino population is the problem and thus the culprit of national poverty, the cause of the present country-wide misery and socio-economic debacle.

Its simplistic thought and immediate option: Lessening the Filipino population automatically means national progress, equals development and prosperity. Reason: Big population is a curse. Small population is blessing. As far as the Filipinos are concerned, the more they are, the worse they become, the less they are, the better they emerge — specifically in terms of material abundance.

The following realities are thus conveniently ignored by Malacañang and cohorts: There are countries with less and less children, and wherefore with more and more aging people. Their recourse is to import more and more foreigners to man their trade and manage their industry. There are also countries that successfully led their citizens to have less and less population. Their governments are now doing everything for them to have more kids through different gimmicks and enticements. No wonder then that when certain individuals from such countries visit the Philippines, the mere sight of children is interestingly their big surprise and delight..... MORE

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