Compare a nuclear explosion to a controlled nuclear reaction. The earlier (the explosion) is a useless -- and destructive -- release of energy, whereas the latter (the reaction) represents energy that can be channel for productive purposes.
Philippine population is the equivalent of a destructive explosion -- an explosion of useless proto-humans who cannot prosper their way out of a paperbag. The key is to implement a similar controlled release of human capital -- so that it can be nurtured (through proper upbringing, nutrition, and education) and turned into productive elements of the national economy.
At the moment each new Filipino baby born represents a liability to the national economy and not the asset that it ideally should be.