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Survey: 41% of Filipinos expect better times ahead

/ 03:02 AM November 20, 2019

Malacañang on Tuesday raved about a survey showing “very high” optimism among Filipinos on the improvement of their quality of life in the next 12 months.

“While the nitpickers and doomsayers would tend to look at the slight dip in numbers, the results, as per the classification of the independent pollster, remain either ‘very high’ or ‘excellent,’” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

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A Social Weather Stations’ third quarter poll showed that 36 percent or +11 of Filipino adults said their lives had improved over the past 12 months.

It also revealed that as of September, 46 percent or +41 expected their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months. Economic optimism among adult Filipinos was pegged at 41 percent or +28.

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According to the survey, the net scores were classified from “very high” to “excellent,” although these were lower than the scores in previous quarters.

“The Palace therefore thank our people for appreciating President (Duterte’s) tireless efforts to improve and bring about genuine and positive change to the nation,” Panelo said.

The “encouraging level” of optimism, he added, would prod government officials to deliver on the administration’s promises until 2022.

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