POPCOM: Rise in mortality, drop in birth rates caused by COVID-19and its impact on local health system Strongly debunks ‘depopulation thru vaccination’ theories

More than 1 in 10 deaths in the country are directly attributable to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has resulted in 105,425 fatalities between April 2020 and October 2021. This was pointed out by the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), effectively debunking certain speculations that the increasing mortality rates in the country were continue reading : POPCOM: Rise in mortality, drop in birth rates caused by COVID-19and its impact on local health system Strongly debunks ‘depopulation thru vaccination’ theories

POPCOM: R.A. 11596 a positive dev’t for Filipino children’s future, wellbeing (Statement on the recently signed law prohibiting the practice of child marriages)

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) has commended President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for formalizing the landmark passage of Republic Act 11596, otherwise known as “An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage,” which criminalizes the union of an adult with a minor. POPCOM has long advocated for the strong protection of Filipino children, being continue reading : POPCOM: R.A. 11596 a positive dev’t for Filipino children’s future, wellbeing (Statement on the recently signed law prohibiting the practice of child marriages)

Pandemic-plagued areas’ poverty rates 5x up, 4.3M more Pinoys poorer While regions least affected lift 800,000 from economic woes

The ongoing pandemic has manifested its polarizing effects on Filipinos’ socioeconomic standing, as it pushed more than 4 million individuals deeper into poverty, while lifting some 800,000 out of economic hardships. According to recent Philippine Statistics Authority reports on official poverty statistics and causes of death, 4,300,000 Filipinos, or about 861,300 families, sank below the continue reading : Pandemic-plagued areas’ poverty rates 5x up, 4.3M more Pinoys poorer While regions least affected lift 800,000 from economic woes

No. of Filipinos increase by merely 0.3% in 2021; total of 109,991,095 by year end POPCOM projects slowest population rise in 75 years

The Philippine population is expected to achieve a historic record in 2021, as the total number of Filipinos is projected to increase by only 324,000 for the entire year—just a 0.3% increase compared to 2020. According to the Commission on Population and Development, this annual “natural increase” is the lowest since the period between 1946 continue reading : No. of Filipinos increase by merely 0.3% in 2021; total of 109,991,095 by year end POPCOM projects slowest population rise in 75 years