Poverty

2 May 2024 – Hunger highest since 2021 – SWS poll

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2024
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2 Oct 2022 – Give cash to the poor, and they’ll squander it? This Nobel laureate has a different opinion

Published by rudy Date posted on October 2, 2022

Would someone without enough to eat buy a television instead of more food? Yes, and economist Esther Duflo explains why.

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Poverty alleviation more challenging as pandemic drags on – PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on December 30, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 30 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — It would be more challenging for the Philippines to lift people out of poverty as the pandemic keeps economic recovery hanging in the balance, the state think tank said.

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Pandemic throws more Filipinos into poverty in first half — PSA

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

by Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com, 17 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos became poor in the first half of the year, as the pandemic wiped out gains of the Duterte administration in lifting people out of poverty.

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SWS: 2.5 million Filipino families experienced hunger once in past 3 months

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 7 Dec 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) — The latest Social Weather Stations survey revealed that around 2.5 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past 3 months.

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29 Nov 2021 – 45% of families see themselves as poor

Published by rudy Date posted on November 29, 2021

by The Philippine Star, 29 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The number of Filipino families who classified themselves as poor decreased from an estimated 12 million in June 2021 to around 11.4 million in September 2021.

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Philippines fails to qualify for US agency grant

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2021

by Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com, 11 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines failed to secure a fresh grant from a US poverty reduction agency next year after the country flunked a major criterion that looked into getting a handle on corruption.

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26 Oct 2021 – Majority of Filipino adults say quality of life got worse in past 12 months – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2021

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Legarda calls for effective implementation of the Magna Carta of the Poor to eradicate poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2021

by Philstar.com, 17 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the International Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty on October 17, three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda renewed her call to ensure that the poorest of the poor belonging to the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the country are provided with the necessary…

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12 Aug 2021 – High unemployment, poverty remain despite GDP gains

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2021

(The Philippine Star), 12 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos will face difficulty seeking work until 2022 despite the gains made in recovering jobs lost last year, forcing the Department of Finance (DOF) to push for the distribution of cash aid to the poorest families.

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27 Jul 2021 – Half of Pinoy families rate themselves poor – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2021

by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), 27 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — About half of Filipino families rated themselves as “mahirap” or poor, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest survey.

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‘Quality of life worse for 49% of Pinoys’

Published by rudy Date posted on July 25, 2021

Nearly half of adult Filipinos said their quality of life had gotten worse in the past year while over a third remain optimistic about the next 12 months, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

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14 Jul 2021 – 4.2 million Pinoys experience hunger in past 3 months – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2021

by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), 14 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — About 4.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, the latest Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey showed.

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SWS: 4.2M families experienced hunger in last 3 months

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2021

by INQUIRER RESEARCH INQ, 14 Jul 2021 Hunger incidence remained high, with 4.2 million Filipino families saying they experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

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More Metro folk see selves as ‘borderline poor’–SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2021

by Inquirer Research INQ, 11 Jul 2021 Filipino families who rated themselves as “borderline poor” and “borderline food-poor” doubled in Metro Manila, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that was conducted weeks after the capital regions and nearby provinces were placed under the strictest community quarantine status to contain a surge in…

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Gov’t data obscure continued hunger, poverty for many Filipinos in last 5 years — study

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2021

(Philstar.com), 8 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Figures released by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration fail to capture the reality that many Filipinos continue to experience poverty and hunger five years into his term, new research shows.

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Workers cry for aid: ‘Morning meal should last till dinner’

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2021

by Dona Z. Pazzibugan, 1 May 2021 “Jessica,” a saleswoman in a Metro Manila mall, was jobless for most of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. She and her husband are contractual workers who earn minimum wage. The initial hard lockdown put them, along with millions of others, out of work.

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Pandemic pushes back gains in poverty reduction — ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 30 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Developing economies in Asia-Pacific, including the Philippines, need to strive harder to address inequality as decades worth of gains in reducing poverty have been pushed back due to the pandemic.

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SWS: 62% Filipinos say quality of life worsened in the past 12 months

Published by rudy Date posted on December 21, 2020

by Consuelo Marquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-two percent of adult Filipinos believed that their quality of life worsened in the past year.

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Almost half of Filipino families feel they are poor, latest SWS survey says

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — At least 48 percent of Filipino families feel that they are poor, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on self-rated poverty (SRP) showed on Monday.

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SWS: More families see themselves ‘borderline food-poor’ compared to 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families have rated themselves as “borderline food-poor” compared to previous surveys in 2019, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed on Monday.

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Job losses to push 3-million Filipinos into poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on December 9, 2020

By Cai Ordinario, 9 Dec 2020 People from different walks of life buy basic necessities at a covered court in Sta. Lucia, Pasig City. The World Bank said a large share of breadwinners remained jobless even after the government started easing community quarantines.

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World Bank: Pandemic to sink 2.7M more Filipinos in poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2020

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—The COVID-19 pandemic will make 2.7 million more Filipinos poor this year on top of a record slide in the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) or economic output in what could be the worst outturn post-war, the World Bank said Tuesday.

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World Bank: Pandemic to sink 2.7M more Filipinos in poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2020

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—The COVID-19 pandemic will make 2.7 million more Filipinos poor this year on top of a record slide in the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) or economic output in what could be the worst outturn post-war, the World Bank said Tuesday.

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COVID-19 and poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2020

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The impact of COVID-19 on global poverty under worsening growth and inequality

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2020

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4 in 5 Filipinos say quality of life got worse in past year – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2020

(Philstar.com), 5 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Four out of five Filipinos said their lives got worse in the past 12 months, a new Social Weather Stations survey suggested.

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SWS: 67% of those who got financial aid from gov’t received it only once

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Despite 71 percent of Filipino families saying they got financial assistance from the government, a recent survey revealed that at least two-thirds claimed they received aid only once.

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World Bank sees 2 million more poor Filipinos from pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2020

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com), 29 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 1 1:06 p.m., Sept. 29) — Around 2 million Filipinos would slide back to poverty this year because of the pandemic, nearly erasing gains over the past 5 years and making a rebound to pre-pandemic growth a struggle for the Philippines.

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7.6 million families hungry in past 3 months, highest hunger rate since 2014 — SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2020

by Krissy Aguilar, Inquirer, 27 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Some 7.6 million Filipino households experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months, the highest hunger incidence since 2014, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Sunday.

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