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.
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.
By Jerome Aning
The Department of Justice has lent its support to a House bill requiring the disclosure of the source of funding and the financing of surveys.
Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund and the Disbursement Acceleration Program, more Filipinos now disapprove of the Aquino administration’s efforts at fighting graft and corruption in the government, according to the latest survey by Pulse Asia.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.