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A family near the port area in Cebu City watches the Miss Universe coronation show on television Monday. Many Filipinos were disappointed after the Philippines’ bet Maxine Medina failed to advance to the pageant’s final. (Juan Carlo de Vela|Manila Bulletin)

Survey shows more Filipinos no longer poor

By Alexandria Dennise San Juan One out of three or about 31 percent of Filipino families escaped poverty with 14 percent saying that they are…

FREE MEAL – Children at the Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila wait for the go signal to partake of the free meals being given out by outreach group World Mission Community-Care as part of its feeding program. In a September Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, an estimated 10.9 million Filipino families still consider themselves as poor, increasing significantly from 44 percent in December, 2016 to 50 percent in March. (Czar Dancel | Manila Bulletin)

10.9 M Filipino families rate selves as poor – poll

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz More Filipino families consider themselves poor in the third quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results. The nationwide survey conducted last…

House of Representatives (Michael Varcas / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

House approves Magna Carta of the Poor

By Ben Rosario The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of the Poor.   Also approved were…


Fewer Filipinos feel poor — SWS

By Vanne Elaine Terrazola  Fewer Filipinos believe they are poor in the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), released Friday. The second quarter…