- With a size of only 100k square miles, Philippines is now home to about 105 million people. Manila has become one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
- Overpopulation in a country like Philippines brings with an increase rate in poverty. Extreme poverty in the Philippines was estimated at 20 percent of the population, based on the international poverty line of $1.25 per day
- About 17 percent of children and adults faced daily hunger, poverty and disease largely driven by inadequate access to nutritious food, lack of nutrition education, and poor health and sanitation services.
~ The Youth
- More than 7 million children across the Philippines currently experience hunger and malnutrition. Its is also home to 2 million abandoned or neglected children.