Social Issues

In our country ‘Philippines‘ different social issues had arised such as poverty, unemployement, corruption, over population, inequality and more.

For the poverty, millions of Filipino people are suffering of poverty these may be the result of different factors such as not being able to finish school, lack of income and etc.

In connection to poverty, unemployment is one of the factor why our country is suffering poverty. It is because many filipino people are unemployed and were not able to have an income to be used for their daily needs and may also result to not finish schooling which is also mentioned above as a factor that results to poverty.

Another issue is the corruption. Corruption is one the reason why our economy is slowly moving and wasn’t able to go on top. Many senators or government officials are secretly using the funds of our country which made it lose our country’s money.

Also the over population, in my point of view it is because many adults were not educated enough regarding the planning of having number children and many teenagers are engaging in pre marital sex. And because people are not paying attention to this issue even though there are already many programs given to the public.

Lastly, inequality this refers not only to girls and boys but also to the lgbt community. This new arised community are mostly bashed and hated by the society which is why many lgbt’s turned there back and pretend to be someone they are not. By this inequality many lgbt’s loses their self esteem, lose their specialized skills and loses their track.

With these issues starting from the filipino people to the community and to our country we lose ourselves, our country. So because of this domino effect then the solution is we must start with ourselves, we must start the act in ourselves then it will instantly effect to our community then to our country.

Poverty in our local country (Philippines)

The Effects of Poverty in the Philippines

The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia comprised of more than 7,000 islands. Poverty has proven to be one of the most significant challengesfacing this country and its citizens. Filipinos are having a hard time surviving in such difficult conditions, and more and more are falling into extreme poverty.

According to the Asian Development Bank, the major causes of poverty include: low economic growth, a weak agricultural sector, increased population rates and a high volume of inequality. Because of these factors, there are a lot of effects of poverty in the Philippines that make it difficult for people to live in such circumstances.

Inability to Afford Housing

With poverty plaguing the country and employment opportunities being scarce, many Filipinos are unable to afford housing, which puts them in danger of turning to the streets for accommodation. In 2012, extreme poverty within the Philippines affected 19.2 percent of the population or around 18.4 million people.

This poverty line survived on $1.25 a day, making it extremely difficult to rise out of poverty and find affordable housing for Filipinos and their families.

Malnutrition in the Philippines

Hunger is one of the extreme effects of poverty in the Philippines. With little money to buy food, Filipinos are having to survive on very limited food; even when food supplies are stable, they are most accessible in other areas where people have enough income to purchase the food.

And with such an unequal distribution of income, there is a low demand for food supplies in less developed areas that are home to low-income residents. The quality of food is also decreasing — rice used to be the main source of food for Filipinos, but now it has largely been replaced with instant noodles, which is cheaper but less nutritious. As a result, malnutrition has become a lot more common.

Child Labor

With poverty taking a toll on Filipinos, parents often can’t make enough money to support their families; children then have to be taken out of school to work in harsh conditions. Statistics show that around 3.6 million children, from ages 5-17, are child laborers in the Philippines. This is 15.9 percent of the entire population.

Crime and Thievery

With conditions so troublesome, people often resort to crime and thievery to survive. Research found that one of the overwhelming reasons to steal is due to difficulties caused by poverty. Without proper employment, people turn to stealing, especially since family sizes are rather large, and there are a lot of people to provide for.

There are too many people and not enough resources. And with such conditions, people become desperate and practice drastic measures to provide for themselves and their families.

Even with later statistics found in 2015, 21.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Conditions do not seem to be improving, but there is always the hope for new development. As a result, it is important to understand the effects of poverty in the Philippines because it is a country in need of assistance.

A lot of filipinos are struggling, dwelling to survive from poverty. Goverment doesn’t take any serious actions about it some politics dont give a care about the issue!, they never planned about how to reduce this kind of issue, for examples there are alot kinds of work where other people can be fit. However there are too many people in our country., alot of pilipinos dont have family plan.

– Winbert a. Navarro

Corruption

Corruption is a decades-old problem in the Philippines. The country ranks 101 out of 176 countries on the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which evaluated the countries’ corruption levels on a scale from 0 to 100. The Philippines scored 35 out of 100, and the evaluators noted that any country with a score below 50 had a serious corruption problem, according to The Philippine Star. Corruption in the Philippines is rampant among government officials, and high-level government employees from the executive, legislative and judicial branches are often common offenders. Hundreds of billions of dollars are embezzled from the national budget, and violated laws are justified as the government’s defense of law and order.

post by: Barega Clint B.

Heavy Traffic in the Philippines

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The philippines are prone to heavy traffic due to the having lots of jeepneys, tricycles, owned cars, jay walking, lacks of traffic light and etc.

One of the worst places in the philippines that are affected by heavy traffic is the Metro Manila.

Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in south asia based on the study.

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila commuters and motorists alike spend more than an hour, on average, in traffic every day, placing the Philippines’ capital region the 3rd worst in traffic in Southeast Asia.

This was among the findings of a recent survey conducted as part of a study called “Unlocking Cities,” done by global firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The study, commissioned by ride-sharing platform Uber, looks at the impact of ridesharing in Southeast Asia. The accompanying survey was done from September to October, covering around 300 respondents from Southeast Asian cities.

The survey places Metro Manila 3rd worst in the region, with an average of 66 minutes stuck in traffic daily. It comes after Bangkok, Thailand, which is said to have the worst traffic (72 minutes), and 2nd worst Jakarta, Indonesia (68 minutes).

The best performers in terms of traffic are Singapore (30 minutes) and Hong Kong (35 minutes).

In Metro Manila, on top of the 66-minute traffic experience, drivers also spend an average of 24 minutes per day searching for parking.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE HEAVY TRAFFIC IN THE MANILA

  • Widen roads
  • Add trains
  • Build tunnels
  • Lessen jeepneys and tricycles
  • No parking in the road side
  • Use CCTV to monitor road conditions

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Justin Maria P. Delute