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Hunger down in March but self-rated poverty up, says survey

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The number of Filipino families that experienced hunger in the second quarter declined by an estimated 300,000 households from the previous quarter, despite more of them rating themselves as poor, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace describes Aquino rating decline ‘par for the course’

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Putting up a brave face, Malacañang on Monday said it was not bothered by President Benigno Aquino III’s dipping ratings in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia surveys.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sin tax found effective vs smoking–SWS

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The sin tax law has proven to be effective in reducing tobacco consumption among the youth and the poor, according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

25.7% of Filipinos jobless, says SWS

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One in every four adult Filipinos is jobless, according to a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Self-rated poverty stays at 50%, SWS survey shows

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More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino families who said they were poor numbered 10.8 million in September, while a smaller number of 7.9 million families described themselves as poor in terms of food, according to a recent survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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