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Population Pyramid: The Philippines Remains a Nation of Young Filipinos

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The issue of reproductive health and population control have been in the news in the Philippines recently because it brought forth many basic principles affecting the lives of Filipinos, and the role of government and the church, more specifically the Philippine Catholic church hierarchy:

  • Does the individual have the right to exercise free will to think and make decisions that affect their lives?
  • What is the role of the Philippine government in improving the lives of Filipinos?
  • Should the Catholic Church meddle in poliitical affairs?

 

 

Recent Events.  The controversy came to the front again because of the statement of President Noynoy Aquino when he spoke to a group of Filipinos during his first Official State visit in the United States.  In response to a question, President Aquino reaffirmed and clarified one of his promises during the presidential campaign:

 

Quote Aquino statement here:

 

Historical Context. It was more than a century ago when Jose Rizal wrote "Noli Me Tangere" (English literal translation: Touch Me Not")

 

 

 

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