The Church says that it is inadmissible, in studying development, to exalt the importance of the demographic factor and to act on it without firstly wishing to change the other factors in depth. It is inadmissible that one is so much less disposed to touch the other parameters. What parameters, for example? The excessive expense for weapons and the plethora of bureaucracies; insufficient funds for territorial management, agriculture, health; pathetic, laughable attempts at education. Other considerations aside, the Gulf War, for example, cost a billion dollars a day.
CBCP GUIDELINES ON PHILIPPINE POPULATION CONTROL
THE TAIPEI DECLARATION OF 1996