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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

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

Fil-Am artist exhibits the sour from the sweet  in ‘Working Conditions’

Graduate student Rebecca Goldschmidt came to the University of Hawaii to understand the history of Filipinos in the state and to learn more about Filipino American culture. She quickly learned about plantation history and the arrival of first imported sakadas at the turn of 19thcentury. She has distilled her new understanding into art work.   When Goldschmidt came across an open call for the exhibition "Working Conditions" in Philadelphia, she thought her art would fit in perfectly as not many people talk about the kind of labor the sakadas experienced. "Working Conditions" is an exhibition at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, which showcases ten artists an...Keep on reading: Fil-Am artist exhibits the sour from the sweet  in ‘Working Conditions’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Host team drops PH in close match

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Philippines put up a gallant stand before bowing to a well-trained, well-experienced Indonesian side, 20-25, 20-25, 26-24, 22-25, in the women’s volleyball competition of the 18th Asian Games Saturday night at the GBK Indoor Tennis Hall here. Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago carried the scoring cudgels, but the Filipinos couldn’t contain […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

SWAG ON: The UAAP gears up with New Era PH

The most popular collegiate sports league in the Philippines just experienced a major style upgrade. New Era Philippines recently celebrated its third year anniversary along with the announcement of their biggest local collaboration at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall. The world-renowned headwear, apparel and accessories brand has officially partnered up with the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) in preparation for its 81st season which begins on September 8. “We’ve been thinking about which local partnership we should do. One of them was the UAAP. Pretty much a lot of people here came from one of those schools in the league. New Era’s been in sports. Like, in the States, they sponsor the NCAA. Why should we not do it here?” said Melvin Lloyd Lim, Chairman and CEO of Authentic Caps Distribution, Inc. New Era is known for its partnerships with major professional sports organizations in the United States like the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. Despite having this image, New Era Philippines is optimistic about this new venture with the UAAP. “This isn’t the only collegiate partnership we have in the world. We actually have a number of them. The fans of our brand are 18 to 25 years old and in many cases college students. So, you think about the lifestyle consumer who buys New Era and are trying to put together an outfit. They can do it now sporting their university,” said Daniel Broderick, New Era Managing Director for Asia-Pacific. Also present at the event entitled, “Infinithree” was UAAP Executive Director, Atty. Rebo Saguisag who revealed the theme for UAAP Season 81 which will be hosted by National University. “The partnership between the UAAP and New Era is actually in line with our theme for the upcoming season which is ‘It All Begins Here’,” said Saguisag, who also added that the deal covers three years from the league’s 81st season to the 83rd season. Fans got a glimpse of the New Era UAAP cap collection which can now be pre-ordered here Since the arrival of New Era to the country three years ago, the brand has expanded from just having one store to 11. Their products are also being sold at other retailers like NBA Store, Capital and The Nines. Lim and Broderick are delighted with the growth of the Filipino cap community. “When I see people in the mall or outside, a lot of them are wearing New Era caps. I’m very happy that they accepted it. Actually, I think we are a cap wearing country. Before, I was thinking, ‘It’s a premium cap. Will they accept it?’ So, I’m just very thankful to the Filipinos for accepting it,” said Lim. “It’s beyond our expectation. We knew we had a huge amount of fans here. But, it’s about finding the right people to bring our brand to life. And our friends at Authentic Caps have been able to take our vision and bring it to life here,” said Broderick. Moving forward, Lim, the Chairman and CEO of Authentic Caps Distribution, Inc. is envisioning more collaborations with local leagues and even local artists. “Act Global, think Local. New Era has a mentality like that. That’s why we’re doing a lot of collaborations with local artists. Gloc-9 is the first but, we’ll be doing more. I want to represent the Philippines because this is New Era Philippines.” With the UAAP becoming the first sports league to partner up with New Era, Broderick, who hails from New York sees this opportunity as a way to really show everybody in the country what the brand is all about. “I think it really is a new beginning for us in this Philippine market because the reality is, we’re coming into the market primarily as a streetwear brand. But, if you look into our stores, ‘what do you see?’ It’s more of a lifestyle fashion environment. It’s not really a sports environment per se. With the UAAP, it really gets into who we are as a brand. We really are rooted as a sports brand.”    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

SWS: 2.2M Filipino families experienced hunger - Manila Bulletin

SWS: 2.2M Filipino families experienced hunger - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

A plan of action for nutrition

The National Nutrition Council (NNC), whose mission is to orchestrate the efforts of the government, the private sector, international organizations and other stakeholders at all levels in addressing hunger and malnutrition of the Filipinos, has put together the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, with the goals of contributing to the improvement of […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018