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Should a two-child policy be implemented in the Philippines?

  • Leaning towards yes

    There are 100 mil. People in our tiny country with 5k babies being born everyday while 1k die. Seeing this, it's no surprise that we are now the 11th most populous countries in the world. The majority of us are poor and have an average of 5 hungry children who drop out of public school (where projects cost too much) to just go on the streets to beg or steal jewelry to feed themselves or buy their parents medicine.

    But even if this law exists, I don't think the poorer of our fellow countrymen can afford the extra child fee and people would not be pleased if we make them abort, I mean, many catholics are already agaist contraceptives. And how can we expect these people to know about keeping their children to a maximum of two when noone's ever even taught them about family planning in the first place? That's precisely why we even have this issue.

    And plus, half the people here hate it because it goes against our freedom to choose for ourselves how many babies we have. What if it was your dream to have three kids? But then again, it's for the greater good what's a little sacrifice all for the quality of our youths' lives?

  • Leaning towards yes

    There are 100 mil. People in our tiny country with 5k babies being born everyday while 1k die. Seeing this, it's no surprise that we are now the 11th most populous countries in the world. The majority of us are poor and have an average of 5 hungry children who drop out of public school (where projects cost too much) to just go on the streets to beg or steal jewelry to feed themselves or buy their parents medicine.

    But even if this law exists, I don't think the poorer of our fellow countrymen can afford the extra child fee and people would not be pleased if we make them abort, I mean, many catholics are already agaist contraceptives. And how can we expect these people to know about keeping their children to a maximum of two when noone's ever even taught them about family planning in the first place? That's precisely why we even have this issue.

    And plus, half the people here hate it because it goes against our freedom to choose for ourselves how many babies we have. What if it was your dream to have three kids? But then again, it's for the greater good what's a little sacrifice all for the quality of our youths' lives?

  • Leaning towards yes

    There are 100 mil. People in our tiny country with 5k babies being born everyday while 1k die. Seeing this, it's no surprise that we are now the 11th most populous countries in the world. The majority of us are poor and have an average of 5 hungry children who drop out of public school (where projects cost too much) to just go on the streets to beg or steal jewelry to feed themselves or buy their parents medicine.

    But even if this law exists, I don't think the poorer of our fellow countrymen can afford the extra child fee and people would not be pleased if we make them abort, I mean, many catholics are already agaist contraceptives. And how can we expect these people to know about keeping their children to a maximum of two when noone's ever even taught them about family planning in the first place? That's precisely why we even have this issue.

    And plus, half the people here hate it because it goes against our freedom to choose for ourselves how many babies we have. What if it was your dream to have three kids? But then again, it's for the greater good what's a little sacrifice all for the quality of our youths' lives?

  • Yes 2 child policy is a must

    It is to avoid left children in streets and snatching what others on or in other words, robbery. Common sense will tell the parents that if they don't want another baby, then would they make, right?! So if we do simple things like implementing 2 child policy, then we can achieve more resources for the communities needs. THANK YOU

  • One - Two child policy should be implemented in the Philippines.

    Basically Lets not talk about the past..About history..This is for the present time.. As Philippines rank as the number 12th most populous country in the world, that's probably not a good thing right?.. What do you wanna wait? To rank us on the 11th until 1st?..RH bill itself was implemented to control our population so this should also follow to support the previous law.

  • It Should be Implemented

    Two child policy will be helped for gaining our population. There are saying "Humayo kayo't magpakarami" Jesus want us to be productive but it's ok if we only have 2 children , Jesus did not say that we will be more productive, just like example, every day we will make a baby so that the world be multiply. A lot of people now who don't have a job what if you don't have a money to buy a foods for your children and then you have 5+ children what will you do? So i think 2 children per family so that they can afford what they want. When Marcos was a President he want that the Philippines will implemented.

  • It is imperative.

    Being one of the most populous nations on earth (11/195) can only be a good thing if most, if not all, of it's citizens are educated and living secure, meaningful lives that can contribute directly to national progress. We dont have that, and with the increasing burden on our natural resources we dont even have a govt that can give access to basic necessities and infrastructure to most of our people. Quality first before quantity; we already have enough of the latter!

  • It is almost imperative.

    Being one of the more populous countries in the world (rank 11/195) is a good thing only if all or the majority of the population are educated and living secure, meaningful lives that can contribute directly to the nations growth. But we dont have such a case, let alone have a govt that can provide the basic necessities and infrastructure to the current population. Quality first, before quantity; we already have enough of the latter!

  • It should be implemented!

    No questions asked, no buts no ifs it is already happening we have to create a solution to sickening problems arising from overpopulation! It's not enough though because two is still a big number but it's a good start! The Government should interfere with the problem, support RH bill and legalize abortion and 2 child policy I think these will help!

  • It should be implemented!

    No questions asked, no buts no ifs it is already happening we have to create a solution to sickening problems arising from overpopulation! It's not enough though because two is still a big number but it's a good start! The Government should interfere with the problem, support RH bill and legalize abortion and 2 child policy I think these will help!

  • "They Don't have the Right"

    Think about it. 2 children, hm. Let's say this policy was implemented years back when the Spaniards took over the Philippines. Rizal wouldn't be born, whereas he is the seventh son of the eleven children of his parents. Limiting the number of children will be the same as limiting the opportunity of a country. As what Rizal had said "Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan."

  • Philippine is a Democratic country and a Christian nation

    We as a Filipino is a loving people who love life and believe God religiously and by supporting this law were allowing ABORTION to be legal in the Philipppines. Legalizing Abortion which is killing of innocent babies is not what we need in this country today. We have rights and freedom to do what we know is right and we don't need this law to limit our children. There are many law that we need instead of two-child policy, example, we can urbanized rural areas so that people will no longer need to migrate on cities and crowding it. Lower city population can help reduced poverty problem, more jobs and opportunity, more schools and universities. And make law against corruption especially in the government. Two child policy is not the solution for our population problem.

  • Shouldn't Be implemented!

    Because the death rate here in the Philippines,will be higher and higher,If that policy was implemented many infants will die.The death rate will be 70% children and the 30% adults,elders and accidents occur on citizens.And here in the Philippines is 90% of the religion is Christianity,so its very hard to implement.Many citizens will not agree to this,because its against God,church and me! This policy is only about the economy not for the people who cares about life of others.

  • It's not fair

    People should be allowed to have as many children if they like. If they can afford to have more than two children, then they shouldn't be told that they can't. Everyone has a right to plan the future they want as a family and a stupid law shouldn't get in the way.

  • Say no to two child policy!

    If we implement two child policy in the Philippines we are engaging people to support abortion, and we all know that abortion is a crime. It kills innocent baby in the mother's womb. We don't need to implement 2 child policy, all we need is a proper education about family planning.

  • Say No to 2-child policy!!

    The main reason why they are pushing to implement 2-child policy here in the Philippines is the source of poverty. They believe that We Filipinos are poor because of so called overpopulation. That's incorrect! The proper reason is the kind of education we had. If we educate people, they can obtain the knowledge of having a proper number of family member. Another, through proper education, we can eliminate corrupt officials that are abusing the resources of our country. After that proper distribution of resources and we can avoid of being poor.

  • Violating Rights !

    Who are you to tell what a family should do because you feel is right to make someone shorten their family because they have to many childrens. You're just looking for someone to blame the troubles on. Why don't you figure something to help economic issues and world issues, your the one in power because we chose it why don't you do something good out of it.

  • Violating Rights !

    Who are you to tell what a family should do because you feel is right to make someone shorten their family because they have to many childrens. You're just looking for someone to blame the troubles on. Why don't you figure something to help economic issues and world issues, your the one in power because we chose it why don't you do something good out of it.

  • Say NO !!

    I say no because its not in the bible. There are saying "Humayo kayo't magpakarami" so Jesus want us to become productive. Its not about the child its all about the government . Many of the person who inclined in politics are corrupt. If the 2 child policy passed do you think that the poverty will decrease if some politicians are corrupt and not well oriented. There's a lot of aspects and program need to improve specially the education here in the Philippines that's why instead of 2 child policy they must focus in Filipinos need.

  • Government should not regulate number of children.

    The government should not be involved in the family planning of anyone unless they are the ones paying for the upbringing of the children involved. It is wrong to tell a family they are only allowed two children. Putting this pressure on a family leads to a higher abortion rate as well as a higher infant mortality rate.


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jfrabajante says2014-03-25T02:23:17.910
If you want to know what would happen to the Philippine population if two-child policy is implemented, visit this page: https://www.academia.edu/4591431/A_Numerical_Model_of_Philippine_Population_Growth_Child_Policy_Quantitative_Insights_and_Challenges