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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
PILIPINAS KONG MAHAL:
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i was so engrossed with my country of origin, because of the upcoming election, that i asked some info about Pinas from the UNITED NATIONS. this is what they gave me and i was so impressed:

in the year 2000, phils. has a population of 76,498,735; density of s255.0 per q.km. the UN gives a projected population for 2010 of 89million. in 2000 also, it was established by the phil.govt on overseas migration and work---that 5.5 million filipinos were living and working abroad, including 2million in the united states. as of 2000 also, there are around 850,000 pinoy working in Saudi Arabia and 620,000 in Malaysia.

in 1998, there were 1,595,257 births, 344,363 deaths. the birth rate per 1,000 population is 21.4 and a death rate of 4.8. the expection of life at birth as of 2000, was 66.3 years for males and 71.6 for females. annual population growth rate as of 2000 is 2.3 percent with an infant mortality of 31 per 1,000 live births, fertility rate is 3.5 births per woman.

the phils. is a member of UN, WTO, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK,ASEAN, APEC, the COLOMBO PLAN and IOM.

according to the WORLD BANK ATLAS, carbon dioxide emissions in 1999 were the equivalent of 1.0 tonnes per capita. the discovery in 1997 of a gas field off the island of Palawn is expected to yield up to 73.6bn. cu.meters of natural gas. it is estimated that the reserves of approximately 960bn.cu meters are waiting to be discovered. natual gas reserves as of 1997 is 109bn. cu meters.

Labour in 2000 is totalling to a workforce of 30,911,000, of whom 27,453,000 were employed. 17,271,000 in non agricultural work. in the year 2000 also there are at least 3.5 million persons unemployed and of the same year there are 669,188 persons are working overseas.

in 1999, there were 8,647 pre-school institutions, having 3,183 private schools. in 1999 there were 9,644 school teachers and 39,011 elementary schools or which 3,394 are private with 328,517 teachers, 7,021 secondary schools wherein 1,330 priavte schools, with 108,981 teachers and 1,383 tertiary schools, of which is 1,118 private. also in the same year thee were nearly 525,000 pupils in pre-school and 12,474,000 pupils in elementary schools and 5,066,000 in secondary schools and in 2000 there are 2,347,204 students in tertiary education.

the adults literary rate in 1999 was 95.1 percent of which 95.3 percent for male and 94.9 percent among females.

in 1999 there were 1,713 hospitals of which 1,097 are privately owned hospitals, with 81,200 beds whcih is about 1.1 bed per 1,000 inhabitants. in the same year there were 1,370 dentists, 4,096 nurses and 13,275 midwives compared to 76,913 doctors in 1993.

there are nearly 1,046 cinemas in the phils with a seating capacity of 611,214, with a total of 465 full length movies were made.

in 1999 there were nearly 50,217,802 roman catholics with 3,287,355 protestants and 2,769,643 muslims and 1,590,208 aglipayans with 1,414,393 iglesia ni cristo and 323,789 born again christians and 736,239 members of other religions and 398,000 mormons registered.

in 2000 there were 3,061,400 main telephone lines or 40.0 per 1,000 inhabitants.in the same year there are 19.3 PC user for every 1000 inhabitants.in march 2001, there are 4.1 million mobile phone subscribers and approximately 2million internet users. and there are 1,948 post offices.

(abstracted from the NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE OF THE PHILS. POLITICAL TRANSISTION IN THE PHILS, THE ORIGIN OF THE MODERN PHIL SOCIETY and THE STATEMANS YEARBOOK)
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