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SWS: Filipinos see quality of life worsening in Q2 2018

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SWS: Filipinos see quality of life worsening in Q2 2018

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) — More Filipinos believe that their lives worsened in the second quarter of 2018, according to an independent pollster.

The Social Weather Stations (SWS) releases quarterly surveys on the personal perception of Filipinos on their quality of life. Their latest poll, conducted from June 27-30, 2018, showed that less Filipinos believe that their lives have improved in the second quarter of the year.

The survey shows that only 32 percent of Filipinos say that their lives improved in the last quarter. This is the lowest amount of "gainers" recorded during the Duterte administration so far.

Meanwhile, 27 percent of Filipinos believe that their lives got worse during the past quarter. This is also the highest amount of "losers" recorded during the current administration and puts the net gainer score for the quarter at +5.

Based on location, more gainers came from Mindanao, which had a +14 score. Meanwhile, more Visayans believed that their lives worsened, at -11 points.

Net gainer scores slid in all socioeconomic classes, with classes ABC posting a 2-point decline at +31, and class E posting a 3-point decline at +1. 

Class D showed the most decline in net gain at +4 points from +22 last quarter.

Following this assessment, more Filipinos are optimistic that their personal lives will get better in the next twelve months.

The SWS reported that almost half of their respondents, at 49 percent, believe that their lives will get better, 3 percent more than what was recorded last survey.

Personal optimism was at a flat +31 in Visayas, and declined by 2 points to +48 in Mindanao. On the other hand, personal optimism was reported higher in all of Luzon, with a 4-point gain to +41 in Metro Manila and a 9-point gain to +49 for the rest of Luzon.

Based on socioeconomic classes, Class E has the most hope for the future at +41 points, a 10-point increase from last quarter's score. Classes ABC had a mere 1- point increase to +43, while Class D had a 3-point increase to +45.

Optimism on the Philippine economy for the next twelve months was reported flat at 43 percent, a mere 1 percent improvement from last quarter's survey.

Economic optimism fell greatly in Metro Manila by 15 points, posting a net economic optimism score of +13.

Economic optimism declined slightly in Visayas by 3 points to +20, and gained slightly in Balance Luzon by 2 points to +30. More optimism was recorded in Mindanao at +49, a 6 point increase from last quarter's scores.

SWS has a margin of error of  ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The pollster conducted face-to-face surveys with 300 adults age 18 and above from each region, to a total of 1,200 respondents.

The survey was conducted when inflation breached a five-year high at 5.2 percent in June and the subsequent interest rate hike of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to 3.5 percent. The minimum wage rate was raised in Visayas, but was lower than what labor groups sought.

The survey does not include the period when inflation posted a fresh five-year high of 5.7 percent in July, the subsequent policy hike of the BSP by 50 points, President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address, the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the violent dispersal of workers in NutriAsia, and the floods during Tropical Storm Karding


  • What kind of pagsubok Harriet? Sa train? Marami ng nagutom, pagsubok pa rin.

    Paglala ng buhay ng Pinoy, dahil sa maraming pagsubok – Palasyo

    Ikinatuwiran ng Malacañang ang maraming pinagdadaanang pagsubok ng bansa kaya lumala ang buhay ng mga Pilipino.

    Tugon ito ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque sa survey ng Social Weather Stations na ginawa noong June 27-30, na lumala ang buhay ng mga Pilipino subalit nananatiling positibo ang pananaw sa buhay.

    Ayon kay Roque, isa sa mga nagpapahirap sa mga Pilipino ay ang mataas na presyo ng gasolina na nakadepende sa presyuhan sa pandaigdigang pamilihan.

    Magkagayunman, tiniyak ng kalihim na gumaganda naman ang ekonomiya at ang nararanasan sa ngayon ay panandaliang pagsubok para sa mga Pilipino.

    “Well, naiintindihan po natin iyan. Dahil ang dami pong pagsubok, iyong pagtaas ng presyo ng gasolina, dahil nga po sa presyo sa pandaigdigang merkado, pero nandoon pa rin iyong pag-asa ng mga tao na bubuti pa rin, dahil ang totoo naman po, ang fundamentals ay naririyan. Talaga naman pong nag-i-improve ang ating ekonomiya, meron lang tayong mga panandaliang mga pagsusubok,” ani Roque.

    Umaangal ang publiko lalo na ang mga nasa transport sector at mga pribadong motorista dahil halos linggo-linggong tumataas ang presyo ng produktong petrolyo sa bansa.

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  • sargo
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    this is the Duterte effect 
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  • SWS SURVEY | 46% of Pinoys feel unsafe in streets

    (SEPTEMBER 20, 2018) – Almost half of Filipino adults feel unsafe in the streets, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey.

    In its June survey, SWS reported that 46 percent of Filipino adults admit that they fear for their safety when walking the streets of their neighborhoods at night.

    They were asked to agree or disagree in the statement: “In this neighborhood, people are usually afraid to walk in the street at night because it is not safe.”

    The same survey found out that 55 percent of adults fear that robbers might break into their houses while 41 percent agreed when asked if “there are many people addicted to banned drugs” in their respective neighborhoods.


    Meanwhile, around 1.2 million families have reported victimization by any of the common crimes, the lowest number since June 2017.

    The number of families is 5.3 percent of the recorded Philippine population, which is also almost an entire point lower than the 6.1-percent tally in March 2018.

    The lowest recorded rate is at 3.1 percent in June 2017.

    Property crime, physical violence fall

    The June 2018 survey also showed 5.1 percent or 1.2 million families were losing property to street robbery, break-ins or carnappers in the past six months.

    Meanwhile, only 45,000 or a record-low 0.2 percent of families reported injuries due to physical violence after the first half of the year.

    SWS had first included such categories in its quarterly surveys in 1989. The second quarter survey was conducted using interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide.

  • sige nga mga ka de de ebs...maganda ba buhay ngayon sa poon nyo?

  • With the inflation rate, the quality of life specifically for the poorest Filipinos got really worse. It would be much more difficult for the commoners to actually pay for their basic needs.
  • the poor gets poorer every year, lessen purchasing power of our currency due to inflation, I guest to combat inflation we should have other source of income other than our jobs, 
  • Trollmeister
    Trollmeister B?nned for trolling PEX
    SWS, ang survey ng  mga dilawan   :rofl:
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