From the year 2000 to 2010 the population of the Philippines increased by eighteen million people. At this rate we will likely have increased our numbers by almost the entire population of Australia by 2012 since the turn of the century.
Imagine an entire country with the population of Australia coming out of nowhere over a ten-year period. That is what Filipinos had managed to "achieve" in ten years. What do we envision the Philippines to be like by the year 2016 -- the year when the term of a President who rose to power on an empty promise of "change" will have ended his term of office?
Hopefully we will by then have grown something else other than our numbers.