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Filipinos optimistic their quality of life will be better, poll shows

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Filipinos are less optimistic when it comes to the economy but are looking forward to better quality of life, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll showed.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Upsurge of hunger noted in areas devastated by ‘Yolanda’

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Some 3.90 million families experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2013, with an upsurge recorded in the disaster-hit Visayas area, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Perception of graft surges

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More than half of the executives from about 1,000 enterprises in Metro Manila and six other urban areas in the country said last year that there was “a lot” of corruption in government, a Social Weather Stations survey has found.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos still upbeat, says SWS survey

Catholic nuns walk past buildings as the sun rises after attending the first dawn Mass at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. The positive outlook of Filipinos for the future remained “very high” and rose in the third quarter but the number of those who expected the economy to improve remained the same, the latest survey showed.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

The positive outlook of Filipinos for the future remained “very high” and rose in the third quarter but the number of those who expected the economy to improve remained the same, the latest survey showed.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC ‘partially restrains’ Comelec on poll surveys

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday “partially restrained” the Commission on Elections from compelling survey firms Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia to disclose the identities of their subscribers during the campaign period for the May 13 polls.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino gets high approval, trust ratings in surveys

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Around seven in every 10 adult Filipinos approved of President Aquino’s performance last month, while more than three in every four trusted him, according to Pulse Asia.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

3 of 4 Filipinos ‘satisfied’ with PH democracy

STORMING THE HEAVENS. Catholics estimated by police at around 7,000 to 10,000 brave the daylong bad weather on Saturday to attend the prayer rally at the historic Edsa Shrine spearheaded by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines to protest the reproductive health bill, renamed responsible parenthood bill. The rally’s numbers did not add up to the organizers’ expectation of 50,000, no doubt due to the endless rain. ANDREW TADALAN

Three out of four, or 74 percent, of Filipinos are “satisfied” with the way democracy works in the country, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey indicated.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: Exit poll miss

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Results of Social Weather Stations (SWS) exit polls in 1995, 1998 and 2001 were all fairly accurate.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poll groups blindsided by amazing Grace run

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Top survey groups acknowledged that they did not foresee Grace Poe occupying the No. 1 spot in the partial unofficial count of votes for senatorial candidates.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

6 senatorial candidates slugging it out for last 3 slots

Nine administration and three opposition candidates are leading the race for the Senate, according to the final preelection poll taken by the Social Weather Stations on May 2 and 3.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec orders poll firms to name clients

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Reveal the names of your subscribers or else. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday ordered private polling organizations to reveal the identities of the subscribers of their preelection surveys.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

President ‘very good’ again in SWS poll

President Aquino’s net satisfaction rating rose in March, a reversal from last December’s double-digit dip, the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SWS: More Filipinos upbeat in 2013

Almost two of every five adult Filipinos are optimistic about their quality of life, while one in three are optimistic about the Philippine economy this year, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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