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More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 — SWS

  About 13.3 percent or 3.1 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months, results from the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Friday showed. This was 3.9 points higher than last June's 9.4 percent, and the highest since December 2017, which had 15.9 percent. "The measure of Hunger refers to involuntary suffering because the respondents answer a survey question that specifies hunger due to lack of food to eat," the SWS report explained. The SWS 3rd quarter 2018 survey conducted from September 15 to 23 also specified that 10.6 percent of Filipino families experienced "Moderate Hunger" --- increasing 2.5 percentage points f...Keep on reading: More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 — SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 12th, 2018

More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 — SWS

  About 13.3 percent or 3.1 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months, results from the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Friday showed. This was 3.9 points higher than last June's 9.4 percent, and the highest since December 2017, which had 15.9 percent. "The measure of Hunger refers to involuntary suffering because the respondents answer a survey question that specifies hunger due to lack of food to eat," the SWS report explained. The SWS 3rd quarter 2018 survey conducted from September 15 to 23 also specified that 10.6 percent of Filipino families experienced "Moderate Hunger" --- increasing 2.5 percentage points f...Keep on reading: More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 — SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

SWS: Fewer hungry Filipinos in Q2

THE number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger decreased in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll from June 27 to 30 found that 9.4 percent or about 2.2 million families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months—down by… link: SWS: Fewer hungry Filipinos in Q2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

SWS: Fewer hungry Filipinos in Q2

THE number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger decreased in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll from June 27 to 30 found that 9.4 percent or about 2.2 million families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months—down by [...] The post SWS: Fewer hungry Filipinos in Q2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Fewer Filipinos went hungry in 1st quarter of 2018 – survey

Filipino families who went hungry in the first quarter of 2018 numbered 2.3 million, equivalent to a rate of 9.9 percent, dipping from the previous quarter by six points, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) report showed.   This was only the second time hunger had been in the single-digit range since March 2004, the first being the 9.5-percent rate in June 2017.   In last 3 months   The SWS asked the respondents in Filipino: "In the last three months, did it happen even once that your family experienced hunger and did not have anything to eat?"   Those who answered in the affirmative were further asked: "Did it happen 'only once,' 'a few t...Keep on reading: Fewer Filipinos went hungry in 1st quarter of 2018 – survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated 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

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

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

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

SWS: Hunger incidence steadies in 2016

MANILA, Philippines — MANILA, Philippines — The number of Filipinos who experienced hunger during the last quarter of 2016 steadied from the third quarter an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2017

Self-rated hunger in Q3 lowest in 12 years

THE PROPORTION of Filipinos who experienced involuntary hunger at least once last quarter hit its lowest point in over 12 years, as the reading improved across all areas in the country, a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Survey finds more hungry in June

MORE FILIPINOS experienced involuntary hunger at least once last quarter compared to the preceding three months, according to results of a survey the Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted days before the country's leadership change, alerting the new adm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

Front Page: Survey finds more hungry in June

MORE FILIPINOS experienced involuntary hunger at least once last quarter compared to the preceding three months, according to results of a survey the Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted days before the country's leadership change, alerting the new adm.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

IN CHARTS: Inflation crisis not yet over for poorest Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – The poorest Filipino households experienced inflation, or the rate of increase in the prices of goods, at 7.2% for 2018, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday, January 23. The figure is much higher than the headline inflation of 5.2% in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

2018 hunger rate lowest in 15 years – SWS survey

Some 2.4 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2018, fewer than the estimated 3.1 million recorded by the Social Weather Stations in the preceeding survey period......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Filipino families who experienced hunger dropped in Q4 of 2018–SWS

THE number of Filipino families who experienced hunger decreased in the final quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Only 10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4…READ The post Filipino families who experienced hunger dropped in Q4 of 2018–SWS appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Palace on hunger rate drop: ‘The best is yet to come’

  MANILA, Philippines - "The best is yet to come," Malacaang said Thursday, after a recent survey showed that hunger incidence among Filipinos dropped in December 2018, the lowest since 2003.   A Social Weather Station (SWS) survey conducted on December 2018 but released on Wednesday showed that10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4 million families suffered from involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months. This was 2.8 points lower than 13.4 percent or an estimated 3.1 million families recorded in September the same year.   READ:SWS: Hunger drops in fourth quarter of 2018   In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said...Keep on reading: Palace on hunger rate drop: ‘The best is yet to come’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

2018 s most memorable bits of boxing

The sweet science is always a source of headlines in the sporting world, especially in a country that's full of fight fans like the Philippines. Over the last twelve months, we've seen comebacks, championships, and even a little controversy.  Here are some of the best bits of boxing from 2018!    PAC BACK ON TOP 2018 saw Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao once again claim world championship gold following a bitter and controversial loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.  Fighting in Asia for the first time since 2014, Pacquiao challenged reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in July.  Billed as a durable, heavy-hitting brawler, Matthysse was supposed to be the one to threaten Pacquiao with a KO finish.  Instead, looking like the Pacquiao of old, it was the Filipino star who came out aggressive, landing bombs until finally scoring a seventh-round TKO finish, his first since 2009.  Just months shy of his 40th birthday, Pacquiao was a world champion for the eleventh time in his storied career.    THE BREAKUP Prior to Pacquiao's win over Matthysse, the Filipino boxer made headlines the world over after a split from long-time trainer and head coach Freddie Roach.  In April, months before Pacquiao's return to the ring against Matthysse, reports surfaced that Pacquiao, for the first time in over 15 years and 34 bouts, would not be working with the Hall of Fame trainer. According to various sources, the split stemmed from a disagreement between Pacquiao and Roach following the loss to Jeff Horn back in 2017.  Taking Roach's place as head trainer was Pacquiao's best friend, Buboy Fernandez, and judging from the result of the Matthysse bout, it paid dividends.  Still, the split didn't last too long.  Soon after Pacquiao's first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner was announced, both Pacquiao and Roach have confirmed that they will be working together once again.  This time however, Roach will be serving more of a consultant role, guiding Fernandez who remains as Pacquiao's head trainer.    CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS CANELO-GGG 2 In 2017, middleweight stars Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez went to an exciting 12-round draw that warranted a rematch in 2018.  In January, it was announced that the two warriors would square off once again in a Cinco de Mayo rematch. The rematch was put in jeopardy however, when Canelo tested positive for a banned substance in March. By April, the fight was off after the Mexican star decided to withdraw from the highly-anticipated rematch.  The fight eventually pushed through in September, with Alvarez picking up the majority decision win to hand Golovkin his first career loss, and more importantly claim the WBA (Super) and WBC Middleweight World Championships.  Three months later, Canelo would stop British boxer Rocky Fielding in the third round to capture the WBA (Regular) Middleweight World Championship as well.    ALL-FILIPINO For the first time in 92 years, two Filipino boxers faced off for a world championship when reigning IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas defended his title against Jonas "Zorro" Sultan in California.  In the historic meeting, it was Ancajas who emerged victorious, defeating Sultan via unanimous decision as the reigning IBF 115-pound champ continued his run of dominance with five successful title defenses. Four months later, Ancajas would retain his world championship once again, but this time after figuring in a split draw against Mexican Alejandro Santiago.    DONNIE NIETES MAKES THE JUMP Speaking of all-Filipino bouts and going to a draw, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte experienced both in just one bout.  Following a spectacular albiet short-lived run at Flyweight, which saw him capture and retain the IBF's 112-pound title, Nietes made the decision to move up to the 115-pound super flyweight division, where he'll be in the same pool as the big names like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, and compatriot Jerwin Ancajas.  Nietes' debut bout at 115 however, would be against fellow Negrense in Palicte, and it would be for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in September.  In what many believed as a win for Nietes, the 12-round bout went to a controversial split draw, that denied Nietes of the distinction of joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipinos to capture four world titles in as many divisions.  Nietes still has the chance to do that before the end of 2018 however, as he gets another shot at the title on New Year's Eve when he meets Japan's Kazuto Ioka in Macau.    BUD MOVES UP Following years of dominance at junior welterweight, Terence "Bud" Crawford also made the jump up to a heavier weight class, and immediately made a splash.  Facing off against WBO Welterweight World Champion Jeff Horn, Crawford announced his arrival at 140-pounds with a dominant TKO win over the Australian in June.  Four months later, Crawford successfully defended the title against Jose Benavidez Jr. with a 12th-round TKO victory.    FLASH FORWARD Nonito Donaire Jr's 2018 didn't start off as well as he would have wanted.  The Filipino Flash lost his April bout to Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, prompting questions regarding the former four-division world champion's future.  In a surprising move however, Donaire announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury. As a result, Donaire advanced into the next round of the tournament with the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship around his waist.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.    WILDER AND FURY GO TO WAR In one of the most talked-about heavyweight bouts in recent history, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury put on a 12-round war that ended in...surprise, surprise, a split draw. Fury used his movement and technique to dictate the pace over Wilder throughout the 12-round bout, but the reigning champion dropped the British challenger in the final round that led to the draw decision, setting up what could be another highly-anticipated rematch in the future. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

SWS: More Filipinos experience hunger

SWS: More Filipinos experience hunger.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Scare tactics on the young

Never Again! It has been branded in the hearts of those who experienced martial law that never again should Filipinos have to bear the killings, torture, plunder and other transgressions of human rights by a dictator and his politicized military. And the younger generations must know about these, and know all in truth -- not in the revisionist telling of inveterate liars, who have benefitted from martial law, changed loyalties to succeeding democratic leaders, and are now changing coats again, back to dictator-type governance. The post Scare tactics on the young appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Unclean air and what we can do about it

Department of Health records show that more than 85,000 Filipinos die every year due to respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Air pollution is experienced in every corner of the world, according to the World Health Organization, and it is worse in developing regions with more than 90 percent of deaths attributed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018