Two million babies are expected to be born in the Philippines due to lack of access to family planning services and contraceptive methods during community quarantines.
According to the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), they expect a 10 percent surge in unplanned pregnancies this year, which will contribute to 214,000 additional babies in 2021.
Executive Director of POPCOM Juan Antonio Perez was quoted as saying by The Filipino Institute that they forecast close to 2 million newborns next year.
The estimate was based on the projection of the UP Population Institute and the United Nations Population Fund.
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