March 31, 2016
According to the 2010 Census, the population of the Philippines was 92,337,852. The estimated population is 102,437,390 today.
The American population almost quadrupled during the 20th century—at a growth rate of about 1.3% a year—from about 76 million in 1900 to 281 million in 2000.
In comparison the Philippine population was 7,635,000 in 1903. That is over 13 times as many people and is growing at 1.9%. As the Pope stated after his visit here last year, Filipinos breed like rabbits.
Keep in mind that the population gain is happening despite the negative immigration rate of -1.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.) The US has a net gain of 2.45 migrants/1,000 population.
10% of the Philippine population works overseas so they can send money home to family. Almost every family here has at least one member who works abroad.
This is copied from CNBC “More than 10 million Filipinos work overseas in a wide range of jobs from seamen to engineers, domestic workers to nurses. Last year, remittances were worth $24.3 billion. That is about a tenth of gross domestic product in itself, and a vital driver of the consumer spending that accounts for two-thirds of the Philippines’ economic output.
Business process outsourcing (BPO) sector — which provides back operations such as call centers to global businesses — now rivals remittances as the country’s biggest single revenue generator.”
As you can see the money sent here by workers abroad is the biggest revenue source of the Philippines.
It is now 11:35 AM and is 92 degrees and 53% humidity for a misery index of 100 degrees. The low for the night under my store roof (it gets a few degrees cooler in the street outside even though there are only 2 walls here) was 82.