The Population Commission reported that the Philippines has stepped down a notch in the race for essentially the most populous nation in the world.
POPCOM Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III stated the nation was now ranked quantity 13th among the many most populated international locations in the world, down from 12th spot in a rating three years in the past.
The Philippines has an estimated 104.three Filipinos primarily based on the July 2017 Population Clock from 100 million in 2014.
Perez stated Ethiopia was now the 12th most populous nation in the world with 14th positioned Egypt seemingly to overtake the Philippines with a quicker population progress fee of 1.9 in contrast to the Philippines’ 1.5.
“This event is a challenge to provide a quality life for the babies and make every Filipino count in the progress and development of the country as the population increases rapidly every year,” stated the official.
“It is also a reiteration of POPCOM’s advocacy through the years that every child should be born wanted, and his/her basic rights on social services, such as health and education, are ensured for his/her total development,” he added.
Meanwhile, he stated the Philippines’ symbolic 100 millionth infants have already turned three years outdated on today (July 27).
For that cause, POPCOM is offering their households with PHP5,000 reward packs for the infants’ developmental wants.(Lelilani S. Junio/PNA)