A Tabulation Report of Various Social Problems and Issues Occurring in the Philippines That Are Printed in Manila Bulletin Dated from September 24-28, 2009

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A Tabulation Report of Various Social Problems and Issues Occurring in the Philippines that are printed in Manila Bulletin dated from September 24-28, 2009 In Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements of the Sociology 63-C Class Introduction A social problem is defined as a problem of human relationship which seriously threatens society or impedes the important aspirations of people. A social problem could begin as a private individual problem. After some time, when the problem is externalized and affects other individuals, it becomes a problem of a group or a neighborhood. Then, when every barangay, municipality or locality experiences and observes the occurrence of such an individual problem, it becomes a social problem. Hence, we speak of such problems as drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution, gambling, crime and juvenile delinquency, and malnutrition. Others that may be considered social problems include the following: population growth, pollution, squatting, unemployment and underemployment, graft and corruption and many others. Social problems are the concern of everyone, and including the politician, the church leader, the parent and the ordinary layman. This subject requires the attention of the conservative and liberal, the literate and illiterate, the academician and the non-schooled. It is worth noting that even international organizations as well as noncitizens of this land have signified their good intentional organizations as well as noncitizens of this land have signified their good intention in helping solve social problems in the Philippines. The researchers conducted this study to record or tabulate the social problems and issues occurring in the Philippines from September 24, 2009 to September 28, 2009. The data presented in this study were taken from the Manila Bulletin Newspaper. Background of the Study Nowadays, here in the

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