Pros And Cons Of Two Child Policy In The Philippines
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Good morning Ma’am Cadiz, good morning classmates.
I will now be talking about why the Philippine government should adopt a two child policy.
What is a two child policy? A two-child policy is a government-imposed limit of two children allowed per family or the payment of government subsidies only to the first two children. It has previously been used in Vietnam. In British Hong Kong in the 1970s, citizens were also highly encouraged to have two children as a limit (although it was not mandated by law), and it was used as part of the region's family planning strategies. It was also implemented in China in the year 2016.
Why we should adopt a two child policy in the Philippines? First of all it creates a solution to problems arising from overpopulation.…show more content… The main purpose of this policy is to govern our population because overpopulation will only cause to some effects like poverty that will destroy the life of the Filipino people. Actually, there really is a link between poverty and overpopulation. A poor couple, for example, has 5 children and they can’t give them a good future. In this case, their children will also grow in the hands of poverty, and the cycle begins as they produce a lot of children, which they can’t support them as well. The bill 3773 was proposed because the President has no policy on population control and he/she tosses the problem of overpopulation to local executives. House Bill 3773 or two-child policy can really help solve poverty, which is one of the major problems in the Philippines. Poverty is merely caused by overpopulation, which is what we experience in the past and in the present. According to the House Speaker Jose de Venecia, “Our resources can only afford a small population. The two-child policy is part of my strategy to save our nation because overpopulation will kill them.” It would be nice to have many children if they will grow up or being taken care of in a good community or in a rich family. But in our case, the poor and unfortunate families are most likely to produce tons of children and they are not really sure if they can feed their children thrice a day that’s…show more content… However the research on 1.5 million people found the benefits were only clear for couples who had two children. Increased risk of death from almost all conditions studied where found to the ones who had just one child or none at all, perhaps because they were less likely to look after their body heath. Those who have bigger families also had a greater chance of suffering from many diseases, perhaps because they were struggling in coping up with the stresses of looking after many children. The research published in the Social Science & Medicine Journal found that two children was the efficient number, in terms of parents' health.
There are many reasons why couples prefer to have fewer children. Examples are, firstly, they said that having many children can cause poverty in our society. Second is, they can really concentrate to their work and spend less money. If the policy would be given a chance to be implemented, two-child policy will really help those parents who are having a hard time in affording to send their children to schools. It really helps the single mothers for instance that they are left out that are working hard or alone because they now have an opportunity to lessen their work.
The third and last one is, it provides opportunity given to the newborn of having a comfortable