3.6 million Filipino families hungry in Q4 of 2017 — SWS

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2017, the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SW.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 22nd, 2018

Joblessness at 13-year low, but more people go hungry

  Joblessness in the country fell to a 13-year low last December to 15.7 percent from 18.9 percent in September, a decline of 1.5 million adult Filipinos without jobs, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.   The decline coincided with the 6.6 percent expansion of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the last quarter of the year. GDP grew 6.7 percent in 2017.   Involuntary hunger   The economic expansion and decline in joblessness came as more Filipinos said they experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2017.   Some 3.6 million Filipino families said they experienced hunger last December, up 900,000 fa...Keep on reading: Joblessness at 13-year low, but more people go hungry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

3.6 million Filipino families hungry in Q4 of 2017 — SWS

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2017, the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SW.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

3.6M Filipino families report feeling hungry in Q4 of 2017: SWS survey

The number of Filipinos who say they experienced involuntary hunger rose to 15.9% or an estimated 3.6 million families in the last quarter of 2017, according to a Social Weather Stations survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Malacañang airs concern over growing hunger in PH

Malacaang expressed concern over the increase in the number of Filipinos who experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2017, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. He said on Tuesday that the Duterte administration was dealing with the matter. An estimated 3.6 million Filipino families said they experienced hunger last December, about 900,000 families more than the previous quarter as hunger rose in all geographical areas, according to Social Weather Stations (SWS). An average Filipino family has five members. According to an SWS survey, conducted last Dec. 8-16, 15.9 percent of the respondents said they experienced involuntary hunger at least once in th...Keep on reading: Malacañang airs concern over growing hunger in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Hunger up in SWS 4th quarter survey

sAN ESTIMATED 3.6 million or 15.9% of Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months — a 4.1-point increase from the 11.8% (est. 2.7 million families) in September 2017, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) pointed out in its Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey. December’s 15.9% “is the highest recorded […] The post Hunger up in SWS 4th quarter survey appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

SWS: 10 million Filipino families rate themselves poor

Published: 10:27 p.m., Jan. 16, 2018 | Updated: 12:36 a.m., Jan. 17, 2018 About 10 million Filipino families said they were suffering from poverty, according to a recent nationwide survey taken during the last quarter of 2017. According to data released on Tuesday evening, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said 44 percent of Filipino families rated themselves as "mahirap" or "poor." SWS data showed the number of Filipino families who considered themselves as poorwas declined by 900,000, or three points below from the 47 percent or 10.9 million self-rated poor families in September 2017. "This gives an average Self-Rated Poverty of 46% for all quarters of 2017, 2 points sh...Keep on reading: SWS: 10 million Filipino families rate themselves poor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Self-rated poverty slightly up in Q3 –SWS

MANILA, Philippines — Self-rated poverty in the country slightly increased to 10.9 million Filipino families in the third quarter of 2017, according to the l.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017

More Filipinos considered themselves poor in the third quarter of 2017, while the percentage of those who considered themselves poor in terms of food remained unchanged, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from Sept. 23 to 27. About 10.9 million or 47 percent of Filipino families considered themselves poor -- up from 10.1 million families, or 44 percent, in June. For nine consecutive quarters -- from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2016 -- the percentage of self-rated poverty had been either steady or declining. However, it increased sharply to 50 percent in March 2017. According to the SWS survey, an estimated 7.4 million famili...Keep on reading: More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Self-rated poor Filipinos increase in Q3 survey—SWS

        More Filipino families consider themselves poor, a recent survey revealed.   In a Social Weather Station's (SWS) third quarter 2017 survey, 47 percent, or about 10.9 million, of Filipino families think they are "mahirap" or "poor," about three points above the 44 percent, or about 10.1 million, in June 2017.   READ: SWS: 10.1M Pinoys rate themselves poor   The survey also disclosed that 32 percent, or about 7.4 million families, rated their food as "mahirap" or "poor," described by the SWS as "food-poor." It declined from the 35-percent rate in June 2017 but similar to the 32-percent rate in March this year. ...Keep on reading: Self-rated poor Filipinos increase in Q3 survey—SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Hunger level lowest since 2004 — SWS

MANILA, Philippines - An estimated 2.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest since.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

SWS: Fewer families suffer from involuntary hunger

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino families who experienced involuntary hunger dropped by 0.4 million in the first quarter of 2017, the latest Social Weather Sta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2017

SWS: More Pinoy families ‘non-poor’

Nearly 60 percent of Filipino families now consider themselves non-poor, a record improvement over the past four years, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The poll, conducted from March 23 to 27, found that 58.2 percent of families were not poor, up from 56.4 percent in December 2017 and 47.9 percent in December [...] The post SWS: More Pinoy families ‘non-poor’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Self-rated hunger in PH returns to downward trend at 9.9%

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 2.3 million Filipino families or close to 10% (specifically 9.9%) of the population said they suffered hunger in the first quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Monday, April 30. The numbers showed significant improvement after a spike in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

SWS: Lesser number of Filipinos experienced hunger in Q1, lowest in 14 years

THE number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger has gone down to 2.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, the lowest since 2004, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey released early Monday showed that 9.9 percent or around 2.3 million families experienced involuntary hunger in the first quarter of [...] The post SWS: Lesser number of Filipinos experienced hunger in Q1, lowest in 14 years appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

SWS: Fewer hungry Filipino families in Q1 of 2018

The number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger decreased in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

WB: PH ban on OFW deployment to Kuwait to have ‘muted’ effect on remittances

      The government's ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait will unlikely dent the robust remittance flows to the Philippines, the World Bank said.   In its April 2018 Migration and Development Brief, the Washington-based multilateral lender noted that the Philippines was the third biggest recipient of remittances last year, reaching $33 billion.   Only India, with $69 million, and China ($64 billion) exceeded the Philippines' remittance inflows in 2017.   The 5.3-percent growth in remittances last year was faster than the 4.5 percent in 2016.   For the World Bank, "the impact on remittance inflows of ...Keep on reading: WB: PH ban on OFW deployment to Kuwait to have ‘muted’ effect on remittances.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Gov’t poverty alleviation program gets boost

THE poorest of the poor Filipino families totalingfour million are gettinga better shot at improving their lives, thanks to an additional cash assistanceapproved by the House appropriations committee headed by Davao Rep. Karlo Nograles. The families covered by the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will each receive an additional….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

DE JESUS: Genius, disciplinarian, champion coach

This story was originally published on May 7, 2017 De La Salle University head coach Ramil De Jesus came inside the press room of the Big Dome for a post-game interview wearing the same smile he had in the past nine times the Lady Spikers closed the UAAP season as champions. The only difference in those championship interviews were the players that accompanied him to answer questions from reporters. From Iris Ortega-Patrona, Desiree Hernandez, Maureen Penetrante, the legendary Manilla Santos, the Big Three of Cha Cruz, Paneng Mercado and Jacq Alarca, to Michel Gumabao and beast-mode-don’t-care Aby Marano to Ara Galang, Mika Reyes, Kim Dy and gem of a setter in Kim Fajaro – all of them stood beside a genius and architect of DLSU’s successful volleyball program. Victory after victory, De Jesus built his reputation as a one of the best women’s volleyball mentors in the country. Last Saturday, De Jesus added another feather to his cap when he steered the Taft-based squad to back-to-back titles in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the expense of archrival Ateneo de Manila. Two decades since his arrival to the school of a different shade of green after playing for Far Eastern University, delivered 10 titles and brought the Lady Spikers to the Finals 17 times.   De Jesus shared the secret of his success. “Siguro, sistema siguro then hard work. And then, well-disciplined ‘yung mga bata. Siguro, ‘yun ‘yung key,” he said. His success earned him the respect of his peers including three-time UAAP men’s volleyball champion Oliver Almadro of Ateneo, who was once one of his lieutenants, and players alike. DLSU embraced him as one of its own. “Natutuwa ako kasi kahit hindi ako alumnus doon niyakap nila ako bilang parang doon na din nag-graduate,” said De Jesus. “Hindi ko naman napapansin ang mga nanyayari sa akin sila lang ang nakakapansin, binigyan nga ako ng award. Happy, very happy (ako).” De Jesus is known to be a no nonsense coach. Strict, straightforward and a disciplinarian – traits he inherited from FEU men’s coach Kid Santos.                He doesn’t like fanfare and as much as possible keeps attention away from him. De Jesus carefully chooses his words but when he gives one, everybody listens. He means business all the time.   Brilliance of De Jesus 246-65. De Jesus knows how to win and his career win-loss record says it all. The main reason why DLSU trusted De Jesus to handle the team for that many years – a rare feat considering that a UAAP coach’s tenure is very volatile.   It was summer 20 years ago when former basketball Olympian and influential DLSU sport personality Ramoncito Campos brought in a young mentor in De Jesus to save the school’s volleyball program, which then had yet to win a title since joining the league in 1986.           He entered the UAAP volleyball scene during the time when powerhouse teams Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas, then mentored by legendary coach August Sta. Maria, were the ones lording over here the competition. Of course the road to glory didn’t come easy but his first tour of duty gave DLSU a chance to feel what it was to be in the Final Four when the Lady Spikers finished fourth a year when after strings of forgettable seasons. Quenching the thirst to salvage some pride in the sport that will eventually be DLSU’s second most valued contest next to basketball, the Lady Spikers began to hunger for the crown – something the school never felt before since winning it all back in 1976 as a member of the NCAA.   De Jesus submitted his team to Spartan-like training and hammering discipline and slowly molded the Lady Spikers to a championship-caliber squad. In Season 61, DLSU challenged FEU for the crown but the Lady Tamaraws’ championship experience prevailed. The loss only fueled De Jesus’ desire to bring the Lady Spikers to the throne even more. With the core of ace hitter Ortega-Patrona, setter Valerie Bautista, Sally Macasaet, Sheryl Magallanes, Demelle Chua, Hollie Reyes and then sophomore Ivy Remulla, De Jesus steered DLSU on the right track for another shot at the crown. Midway in the season Bautista got pregnant. De Jesus, calm and composed, knew what to do. He converted open spiker Reyes into a setter and the gambit worked as DLSU once again punched a ticket to the Finals, this time against UST – a very hungry team looking to reclaim the title. A year removed from the throne, UST was ready for the kill. But the Espana-based squad went against a famished team – DLSU will not leave the sweltering University of the Philippines Human Kinetics Gym without the championship trophy. In front of a crowd - dwarf-sized compared to the multitude of fans that troop bigger venues of today – the Lady Spikers wrote history. DLSU slew a giant in a thrilling five-set game behind the stellar performance of Ortega-Patrona, who won that Season’s Most Valuable Player award – the first of many incredible volleybelles that will bag the highest individual honor under De Jesus’ tutelage.     It was an incredible feat but it won’t see a repeat in the next three years.              Grand Slam After their breakthrough title, the Lady Spikers had three straight bride’s maid finishes behind FEU. Heartbreaks brought by Ortega-Patrona’s falling out with De Jesus over a disciplinary issue in Season 63 and the unstoppable power of FEU's Monica Aleta, who won three straight MVP awards while towing the Lady Tams to a three-peat. Like a chess master, De Jesus learned from his mistakes before pulling off a feat that will cement his name as one of the greatest. With Hernandez, Penetrante and a young Santos as his main pieces, he steered the Lady Spikers to a rare three-peat. DLSU brought into heel FEU, UST and Adamson to complete a grand slam. A four-peat loomed for the celebrated Lady Spikers but fate played a cruel trick on them after UAAP suspended DLSU in Season 69 because the Green Archers' basketball squad fielded two ineligible players the previous year.       When the ban was lifted in Season 70, De Jesus and the Lady Spikers were again under the radar as title contenders together with the defending champion UST, FEU and Adamson. But team was forced to file a leave of absence from the school while the tournament was ongoing because Alarca saw action despite incomplete academic credentials to be eligible to play. All of the team’s won games where Alarca played where forfeited and the Lady Spikers ended up at seventh place. It was a painful setback but it also served as a rallying point for DLSU. With Santos playing her final year and the emergence of enigmatic but then rookie libero Mel Gohing in Season 71, the Lady Spikers denied the then graduating Rachel Anne Daquis and FEU back-to-back crowns. DLSU relinquished the throne to the Angeli Tabaquero and Aiza Maizo-led Tigresses the following year. The Lady Spikers avenged their loss the next season in a rematch with UST behind Alarca, Mercado, Cruz, Gumabao and Gohing in the start of De Jesus’ second three-peat.   DLSU-Ateneo rivalry Nobody really knows when UAAP volleyball picked up the tremendous following it has today. Maybe it needed something for people to get hooked into. A continuous rivalry, perhaps? For six straight years DLSU and Ateneo did just that. The storied rivalry between La Salle and Ateneo spilled from the basketball court to the taraflex mat of volleyball. De Jesus had in his bench the core of veterans Cruz, Gumabao and Marano back and freshmen Galang, Reyes and Demecillo when they met in the Season 74 Finals a young and promising Lady Eagles side – much like the Lady Spikers De Jesus inherited 14 seasons back. Led by Fille Cainglet, Dzi Gervacio and a fresh recruit from University of Sto. Tomas high school Alyssa Valdez, Ateneo gave DLSU a tough challenge for two seasons but the Lady Spikers repelled them both times. Then came Lady Eagles Thai mentor Tai Bundit. For three years in a row, De Jesus’ system bested the rest of the field including that of then Ateneo coach Roger Gorayeb. However, a coach who barely spoke English or Filipino provided him a challenge in Season 76. DLSU with an intact core led by Marano, swept its way straight to the Finals with a thrice-to-beat advantage. Ateneo crawled its way to the championship round through a series of do-or-die games. De Jesus is an old-school type of coach. His system is hinged on well-planned strategies and tactics. He was pitted against Bundit’s Thai-style of play anchored on a heartstrong mantra and a ‘happy, happy’ approach of the game. Bundit dances on the sideline, an animated fellow during the matches. De Jesus is stoic as always. When the two collided for the title for the first time, Bundit shocked De Jesus and DLSU when Ateneo beat them thrice in a four-game series that went the full distance. Bundit and the Valdez-led Lady Eagles did it again the following year, completing a season sweep at the expense of the Lady Spikers, who struggled to pose any form resistance in the Finals after Galang went down with a season-ending ACL tear in the semis. It was a devastating loss to say the least. But De Jesus, a general who fought many battles for the green and white, stuck with the weapon that brought him success – his ability to adjust. Outdueled by Bundit in their last six matches, De Jesus found a way to stop the rampaging Lady Eagles in their first meeting in Season 78. Ateneo equalized in the second round and even took the top spot after the elimination. The Lady Spikers and the Lady Eagles would eventually meet in the Finals for the fifth year in a row. De Jesus was ready for Ateneo. He knew the strengths and weaknesses of the Lady Eagles and used it to his advantage to win the series opener. The then graduating Valdez brought Ateneo back in Game 2 to tie the series, but DLSU completed its long-awaited revenge in the decider and gave Reyes, Demecillo and Galang a fitting sendoff gift.                  Road to back-to-back Losing five veterans including three of their key players heading into Season 79 gave De Jesus one of the toughest challenges he ever faced as a DLSU mentor.  Setter Kim Fajardo returned for her swan song together with fourth year playes Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili and Majoy Baron. Desiree Cheng also came back after a year of absence due to a knee injury, but De Jesus was still left to navigate with a relatively young crew.  “Sa laht nang nai-form kong team, ito yung medyo (up and down) yung performance,” he said. “Sobrang babaw ng bench, wala ka halos (mahugot) pagtingin mo, wala ka makuha.” DLSU struggled early and was on the losing end of two elims matches against Ateneo. “Ateneo nu’ng buong elimination NU lang ang halos tumalo. Sabi ko ano bang meron ang team na ito?” he said. “Pinilit lang naming habulin.” “Kasi alam ko nag-start kami medyo hilaw ang team namin. Early part ng first round natalo kami sa UP sabi ko pukpok pa tayo, habol pa,” De Jesus added. “Ang nakakatuwa sa mga bata, ang determinasyon na humabol nandoon.” When the De Jesus found himself leading the Lady Spikers to a sixth straight title series against Bundit and the Lady Eagles, he knew his squad was ready to defend their crown. And protect it they did in a series sweep capped by a dramatic five-set victory.    “Siguro buong eliminations, nire-review namin ang mga games, nakikita mo yung difference, ‘yung advantage at disadvantage ng team, so siguro doon kami nag-focus, kung saan kami medyo dehado. Concentrate kami sa training,” he said. “Ine-explain ko rin sa players kung ano yung dapat naming gawin, although mahirap. So, tanggapin na lang nila.” In a rare moment, when Ateneo’s Jho Maraguinot sent her attack long that signaled DLSU’s back-to-back championships, De Jesus let his hair down a little. He was jumping, dancing, celebrating the victory and even held his hands up, both his palms wide open as confetti dropped and the deafening roar of the crowd and banging of the drums echoed inside the arena. De Jesus won his tenth title. When the celebration subsided, De Jesus fashioned the same smile he wore in his past nine championships as he was led inside the pressroom of the Big Dome. Only this time around, Fajardo, Cheng and Dy were the ones who followed him from behind.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Cherry Mobile is top-selling smartphone brand in PH in 2017 – IDC

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino smartphone maker, Cherry Mobile, was 2017's most successful brand in the Philippines in terms of units shipped, according to industry tracker, International Data Corporation (IDC). The phone maker accounted for 23% of all the smartphone shipments in the Philippines in 2017 or 3.45 million units of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Los Angeles County’s bold plan for storm water

LOS ANGELES -- During the storms of 2017, Los Angeles lost over 100 billion gallons of rainwater, enough for 2.5 million families for one year.Now, county officials say they have a plan to capture, clean, and store runoff that could bring Los Angeles closer than it has ever been to being water self-sufficient. Experts and reporters gathered at the Japanese American Cultural Center on March 9 to discuss a new strategy to strengthen Los Angeles' water supply amidst the challenges of extreme weather and population growth. Bill for green infrastructure Advocates hope to build support for green infrastructure designed to capture and store a largely untapped resource that could he...Keep on reading: Los Angeles County’s bold plan for storm water.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018