Poverty in the Philippines

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Rates of poverty amongst Filipino families rising, says Social Weather Stations survey released in late Oct.
Business World Online reports that 52 percent of households consider themselves poor, a jump from a reported 49 percent in June.
The 52 percent represent an estimated 10.4 million households, Business World Online said.
Hunger numbers have increased as well, the Manila Times writes, with about 4.3 million families nationwide--21.5 percent--experiencing having no food at some point in the last three months.
The hunger numbers come as a 6.4 percent increase, Business World Online reports--a rise of over 1.25 million families.
The results are projected from face-to-face interviews with 1,200 respondents nationally, with an error margin of +/-3 percent.

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