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Numbers Of Filipino Families Experiencing Hunger Increase, SWS Says

Filipino Families Experiencing Hunger Increase, According To SWS Latest Poll

The latest poll of Social Weather Stations (SWS) shows that the numbers of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger have increased.

SWS latest poll shows that about 2.7 million or 11.8 percent Filipino families have experienced hunger even at least once in the past three months.

The percentage of families who experienced involuntary hunger has increased from 9.5 percent last June 2017 to 11.8 percent during the September survey.

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The number of the families who experienced severe hunger also slightly increase during the 3rd quarter of the year to around 493, 000 families.

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While around 2.2 million families have experienced moderate hunger in September, which is 1.8 percent higher compared to the June survey.

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Severe hunger refers to people who experience it often, while moderate hunger refers to those who experience hunger at least in three months.

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“The few who did not state their frequency of hunger were classified under moderate hunger,” polling firm send quoted by Philstar.

The poll also shows that although the quarterly hunger rate increased in all areas except Mindanao.

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The hunger rate in Mindanao dropped from 11.3 percent in June to 9.7 percent in September.

SWS third quarter poll was conducted from September 23 to 27 using personal interviews with 1, 500 adults in different parts of the country.

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