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Noynoy voters pick Mar more than Binay – SWS

Posted by akosistella on May 21, 2010


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ONLY 1 in 4, or 26.4 percent, of those who voted for apparent president-elect Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd voted Mayor Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of Makati City for vice president, results of the recent TV5-Social Weather Stations (SWS) exit poll showed.

And a larger percentage of those who voted for Aquino picked Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd (64.4 percent), his official running mate.

Seven out of 10 (71.5 percent) of those who voted for former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada also voted for Binay.

Both Binay and Roxas admit that the endorsement of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero of the Aquino-Binay tandem, also known as “NoyBi” resulted in a surge in Binay’s ratings.

VIa Manila TImes

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Special elections on May 28 still tentative

Special elections will be held on May 28 for provinces that declared poll failure during the May 10 polls, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday.

Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larra-zabal said the poll body would be holding special elections in seven municipalities of Lanao del Sur, in two municipalities of Basilan, in the towns of Guimbal, Iloilo, Pagsanjan and Western Samar to make up for the failure of polls declared earlier.

But Larrazabal also mentioned that the schedule might be moved, because May 28 will fall on Islam’s worship day.

via Manila TImes.

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9 of 10 Pinoys will vote according to their conscience – SWS

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Nearly nine in 10 Filipinos say they will vote according to their conscience and are unlikely to be swayed by endorsements or political machinery, a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

The SWS Pre-Election Survey, conducted from April 16 to 19, found that 86 percent of registered voters will vote according to social interest rather than self-interest.

A majority or 86 percent chose to say that “I will vote for a candidate if most will benefit from him/her, even if I myself will not,” and only 14 percent chose to say that “I will vote for a candidate if I will benefit personally from him/her, even if most will not.”

The latest percentage of social-interest answers is higher compared to 79 percent in April 2007, the SWS said.

via Philippine Star.

CLICK SWS for the complete survey results.

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‘Noynoy kin, allies behind Pulse, SWS’

Posted by akosistella on May 6, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Relatives and close associates of Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino are directing behind the scenes the surveys being conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia, according to Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) senatorial candidate Francisco “Kit” Tatad.

Tatad, citing a research paper and documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said members of the Aquino clan and former associates of the late President Corazon Aquino are directors and stockholders of SWS and Pulse Asia.

Among those named in the SEC documents and research papers were Rafael Cojuangco Lopa and Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco.

via Philippine Star.

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Villar featured in Forbes Asia Magazine

MANILA, Philippines – If elected president, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr. will be the first businessman elected into the highest office in the land.

Forbes Asia magazine recently ran a story on Villar’s candidacy, his struggle out of poverty, and his promise to apply a business management style of governance when elected president.

Last year, Villar ranked ninth on the Forbes list of the Philippines’ 40 Richest, having a net worth of $530 million.

Via Phil. Star

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Noli says PGMA has contingency plans but won’t tell

MANILA, Philippines – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo already has a contingency plan in mind in case the problems over the automation of the elections escalate, according to Vice President Noli de Castro.

De Castro was asked if the President is thinking of contingency plans considering the latest developments in the automation project. He said: “I think may naisip si Presidente na contingency kahapon. May pinag-uusapan na rin sila na contingency measures. I’m just not privy to tell you.”

De Castro said the President is worried over the latest developments in the automation project, but her hands are tied by law since the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is in charge of the elections.

Via ABS-CBN News

Chaos hatched to disrupt May 10 polls – Binay

MANILA, Philippines – Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay claimed yesterday that Malacañang has hatched a scenario of chaos to disrupt the May 10 elections and extend President Arroyo’s hold on power.

Binay, running mate of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino presidential bet former President Joseph Estrada, said the scenario is part of a “grand scheme” that is certain to be exploited by the Arroyo administration.

“There is an engineered chaos. Nothing happens by accident under the Arroyo administration. These very disturbing developments point to a carefully laid out plan to create chaos at the polls on May 10 that could lead to a failure of elections,” Binay said.

Via Phil. Star

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Church group to have parallel tally of votes

Posted by akosistella on May 5, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the accredited citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections, announced Tuesday that it will conduct its own parallel tally of votes on election day on May 10.

PPCRV’s Ana de Villa-Singson said PPCRV will get the fourth copy of the election returns to help them come up with an unofficial tally of votes a day after election day.

The tally will be apart from the results that will be obtained from the Commission on Elections from the PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Villanueva urges vigilance against cheating

MANILA, Philippines—With just six days before the elections, evangelist turned presidential candidate Eduardo “Brother Eddie” Villanueva ordered his supporters to go on “red alert” and watch out for cheating and other signs of election manipulation.

Villanueva, who is making a second go for the presidency under the Bangon Pilipinas party, was alarmed by reports that the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines failed to correctly tally votes during mock elections to test the machines on Monday.

He said the Filipino electorate should not let President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo get away with manipulating the election results as she is widely suspected of having done during the 2004 elections.

via Inquirer.net

30 Noy-Mar volunteers guarding each PCOS machine for LP

MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) will deploy volunteers to guard and monitor the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

LP vice-presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said on Tuesday that at least 30 volunteers will be dedicated solely to monitor each voting-counting machine.

“From the time the PCOS is tested and sealed, you should closely guard it until May 10. The chip, the memory card is already inserted, you have to secure it,” Roxas told ANC’s Headstart in a one-on-one interview.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND: Filipinos believe foreign observers will aid clean polls, survey shows

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Estrada pins hope on silent majority in comeback bid

Posted by akosistella on May 1, 2010


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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines—Deposed president Joseph Estrada is confident that on May 10, the “silent majority” will propel him back to Malaca?.Buoyed by results of the latest Pulse Asia Inc. survey that put him at second place with Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar Jr., Estrada, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino candidate, said: “The silent majority [refers to] marginalized people and theyre just very quiet about everything.””I will return,” he said Friday.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Villar says PSE exposé timed for surveys

MANILA, Philippines – Beleaguered Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday questioned the results of the latest survey showing him in a tie for second place with former President Joseph Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.

Villar said the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey came after Estrada and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile had accused him of exerting pressure on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to favor his real estate firms to allow the sale of locked up stocks.

He said the survey was “ill-motivated” since it was done at the time the accusations came out on April 23.

Via Phil. Star

Noynoy won’t fall for psychological report trap

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III refused yesterday to lose his cool and said he won’t fall into the trap of his rivals’ insistence for him to undergo a psychiatric test and answer to fake psychological reports.

In Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro on Thursday and in Imus, Cavite yesterday, Aquino told reporters that his opponents were desperate to pin him down on bogus claims.

Aquino said the intention of those trying to portray him as psychologically unfit to become president was clearly to make him mad and fall into their trap. He said he would not give his rivals the satisfaction.


Via Phil. Star

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Aquino, Roxas still lead Pulse Asia survey; Erap catches up w/ Villar, Binay edges out Legarda

Posted by akosistella on April 29, 2010


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With almost four in ten Filipino registered voters (39%) supporting his presidential bid, Senator Aquino remains the leading presidential contender in the May 2010 elections. Tied for second place with an overall voter preference of 20% are former President Joseph M. Estrada Ejercito and Senator Manuel B. Villar, Jr. The other presidential hopefuls have the support of at most 7% of registered voters. Less than one in ten registered voters (9%) does not support any presidential candidate.

Despite a 6-percentage point decline in his overall voter preference during the period March to April 2010, Senator Roxas still has the lead in the vice-presidential race with 37% of registered voters supporting his candidacy. However, the 20-percentage point lead enjoyed by the latter over Senator Loren B. Legarda in March 2010 (43% versus 23%) has now been reduced to a 9-percentage point lead over Makati City Mayor Binay (37% versus 28%). Riding on a 9-percentage point gain in electoral support, the Makati City Mayor now finds himself in second place in the vice-presidential race. On the other hand, Senator Legarda, who is now ranked third, is supported by 20% of registered voters – slightly lower than her March 2010 voter preference (23%). The other vice-presidential candidates register voter preferences of at most 3% while 9% of registered voters do not have a preferred candidate for vice-president.

via PulseAsia.

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Noynoy’s latest survey lead no cause for celebration, LP Senate bet says

Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010


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A senatorial candidate of Liberal Party (LP) on Monday said the 12-point lead of their presidential bet Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III over closest rival Nacionalista Party (NP) standard bearer Sen Manuel Villar Jr. is no cause for celebration.

Surveys are only good on the day it was taken because its purpose is to guide the campaign strategists and not to predict the winner, said Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon, ranked in polls as among the top 15 senatorial bets.

Only twelve Senate seats are up for grabs in May.

via GMA News.TV

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Bayan Muna, Gabriela top party-list poll

MANILA, Philippines – Twelve party-list groups have statistical chances of winning seats in the House of Representatives in the May 10 elections, with Bayan Muna leading the list of probable winners, according to the latest BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Pre-Election Survey.

SWS said 12 party-list groups are guaranteed slots out of the 57 maximum seats that are reserved under the party-list system that mandates that groups which get two percent of votes cast for party-list groups would get a seat in the House.

The survey, conducted from April 16 to 19, showed Bayan Muna on top with 5.9 percent of the respondents’ votes, followed by Gabriela Women’s Party with 5.1 percent, Ako Bicol Party, 4.7 percent; Akbayan Citizens Action Party (Akbayan), 4.5 percent; Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Buhay), 4.5 percent; and Alliance of National Urban Poor Organizations Assembly (ANUPA), 4 percent.

via Phil. Star

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New MST poll: Aquino, Roxas still lead May race for top 2 electoral posts

Posted by akosistella on April 26, 2010


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LIBERAL party candidate Benigno Aquino III maintained a 15-percentage point lead over his closest presidential rival, Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr., 38 percent to 23 percent, in the latest Manila Standard poll.

Conducted between April 18 and 20, the poll asked 2,500 respondents to cast their votes for president, vice president and 12 senators on a ballot similar to the May 10 form. The survey had a margin of error of 2 percent on the national level.

Ousted President Joseph Estrada moved up one point to 19 percent, closing the gap between him and Villar, who lost three percentage points amid a continuous barrage of negative news against the Nacionalista standard bearer.

via Manila Standard Today Poll.

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Roxas widens lead over 2nd-placer Legarda

SENATOR Manuel Roxas II widened his lead to 18 percentage points over vice presidential rival and fellow Senator Loren Legarda, as Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay continued to catch up in the latest Manila Standard poll.

Binay was the choice of 22 percent of the 2,500 respondents in the April 18 to 20 survey, placing him in a statistical tie with Legarda, said Manila Standard resident pollster Pedro Laylo Jr.

Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando obtained 3 percent, while administration bet Eduardo Manzano took 2 percent.

Roxas regained the lead in Metro Manila with 37 percent, but Binay was at his heels with 35 percent. Compared to the April 4 to 6 survey, Binay lost 4 percentage points while Roxas gained 6 points. Legarda also picked up a 2-percentage point increase, staying in third place with just 13 percent. The number of undecided voters slipped to 9 percent from the previous month’s 11 percent.

Via MST Poll

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From the campaign sorties

Posted by akosistella on April 25, 2010


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Aquino, Roxas awed by Batanes welcome

BASCO, Batanes, Philippines—Almost half of the population of the country’s northernmost province went out of their stone houses Saturday to greet the first national candidates to ever visit their “humble but enchanting” islands.

The Liberal Party pair of Senators Benigno Aquino III and Manuel Roxas II were overwhelmed by the thousands of residents who lined up the streets from the airport to the provincial capitol.

“We were told that Batanes only had a population of 20,000, but it felt like almost all of them were out on the streets greeting us,” said Roxas in an interview before a mid-morning rally. “This is really encouraging and it reflects how the entire country has embraced our message of hope and change.”

via INQUIRER.net.

Teodoro alarmed over Gonzales’ reported endorsement of Villar

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential bet Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr., expressed alarm yesterday over Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales’ reported endorsement of Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manny Villar to military officers.

“If the report is true that is alarming,” Teodoro said in Filipino in an ambush interview here at the old Sasa airport, adding that the defense secretary is running a government institution that should be neutral.

Gonzales, former National Security Adviser (NSA), replaced Teodoro as defense chief when the latter accepted the presidential nomination of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

Via Phil. Star

Estrada wows Cavitenos

CAVITE CITY.—Former President Joseph Estrada of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) showed he has not lost his “masa “ appeal despite having been ousted from power and convicted of plunder.

About 5,000 people on Tuesday crammed the vacant lot in front of the public market here to hear Estrada, who turned 73 the day before, vow to recapture Malacañang in this year’s elections.

Estrada attributed his improved ratings in a recent survey to the masses’ unwavering faith in him. A survey commissioned by the Manila Standard showed him statistically tied with Nacionalista Party presidential candidate Manuel Villar.

via VERA Files

AND: Candidates flocking to Davao; Quiboloy awaits sign from Heaven

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Aquino, Roxas still top picks in MBC survey

Posted by akosistella on April 23, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Senators Benigno Aquino III and Manuel Roxas II are still the top picks of many Makati Business Club (MBC) members for the nation’s top two posts.

This was the finding of the MBC’s recent follow-up survey to the MBC Presidential/Vice Presidential Preference Survey, which was first conducted last December.

Around 15% of MBC’s total membership participated in the follow-up survey, which was conducted from April 5 to 21, 2010.

Between the first and second surveys, the MBC invited the candidates running for president to speak before its members in the MBC's Presidential Candidates Series.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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Noynoy, Mar keep survey lead

Posted by akosistella on April 23, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his running mate Sen. Manuel Roxas II have maintained their leads in various surveys three weeks before the elections.

The Manila Broadcasting Co.-dzRH survey on April 16 with 6,900 respondents showed Aquino leading the race with 38.6 percent, followed by Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. with 22.8 percent. Former President Joseph Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino got 21.2 percent; former Defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD, 11.3 percent; Eddie Villanueva of Bangon Pilipinas, 2.7 percent; Sen. Richard Gordon of Bagumbayan, 1.6 percent.

Vetellano Acosta, who had been disqualified, got 0.3 percent, while environmentalist Nicanor Perlas and Sen. Jamby Madrigal each got 0.2 percent. Olongapo City Councilor JC de los Reyes scored 0.1 percent.

via Phil. Star

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Man who took a bullet for Noynoy in 1987 feels “spooked’ by him

THE man who took a bullet for Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno Aquino III at the height of the 1987 failed coup attempt is reportedly in hiding amid fears that his former boss is hunting him down, supposedly in an apparent attempt to “silence” him.

Joseph Galleta, a member of the so-called “Yellow Army,” has secured himself and his family after he was informed that Aquino is looking for him to prevent him from revealing that after saving the LP bet’s life in August 28, 1987, he was neglected and was dropped like a hot potato.

Members of the Yellow Army were former security men of Hacienda Luisita that were brought to Malacañang and operated under the command of the Presidential Escort Unit.

via BusinessMirror.

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AFP intel official confirms Noynoy meeting with general

A military intelligence official has confirmed the reported meeting between Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer and presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

“It’s confirmed that they [Aquino and Ferrer] met. The meeting occurred about four days ago,” said the security official who requested anonymity. He said the meeting, which was also attended by several officers, took place in Davao four days ago.

The officers were allegedly disgruntled over their recent assignments within the military organization, the official said.

via GMANews.TV

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Key posts for GMA manicurist, gardener defended

Posted by akosistella on April 23, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang justified yesterday President Arroyo’s move to appoint her manicurist and gardener to top-level posts in two government agencies.

Deputy presidential spokesman Gary Olivar, however, was at a loss on how to explain the actual qualifications of Anita Carpon and Armando Macapagal, reportedly Mrs. Arroyo’s manicurist and gardener, respectively.

Carpon was appointed to the board of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), and Macapagal as deputy of the Luneta Park administration.

Olivar said he has no information on the qualifications of the two appointees.

via Philippine Star.

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‘Arroyo using resources for Speakership bid’

MANILA, Philippines – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is pouring resources to her allies’ congressional campaigns to secure their support in the next Congress, according to political science Prof. Clarita Carlos of the University of the Philippines.

Carlos, who describes the President as a “master strategist,” says Mrs. Arroyo is doing this because she knows that all initiatives in the next administration, including any move to amend the Constitution, originate in Congress.

It makes sense to protect her allies in Congress because it would ensure that she has enough warm bodies to form a substantial voting bloc, the professor explains.

Via ABS-CBN News

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House Speaker Gloria Arroyo up to next President?

MANILA, Philippines – Prospects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo assuming the post of Speaker in the House of Representatives was the crux of the discussion on ANC’s “The Rundown” on Wednesday with Ricky Carandang and Ces Drilon.

Prof. Edmund Tayao of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) political science department says it would be unlikely for the new administration to choose the former President for the speakership.

“She will be a significant personality in House of Representatives, but under a new administration, someone will hesitate to have her as speaker,” says Tayao.

Via ABS-CBN News

NOT SURPISING… GMA ratings drop to lowest since 2001

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Noynoy, Mar ratings surge in latest poll

Posted by akosistella on April 20, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – The trust ratings of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and running mate Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II have surged in the homestretch of the campaign for the May 10 polls, according to a recent survey by independent pollster Pulse Asia Inc.

Results of the survey conducted from March 21 to 28 among 3,000 respondents showed Aquino leading the pack of presidential candidates in terms of trust rating by voters, with 69 percent saying they have “big trust” in the LP presidential bet.

Aquino’s rating was up five points from 64 percent in the February survey.

via Philippine Star.

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Winning LP senators to resolve Senate presidency issue

MANILA, Philippines – Senators, or at least those from the opposition Liberal Party (LP), will resolve after the May 10 elections the issue of replacing Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, according to Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

The LP standard-bearer said there is no urgent need to settle the issue before the conduct of the elections, and explained that “the issue comes before us at noon of June 30,” when the line of succession is needed in case a failure of elections is declared.

President Arroyo’s six-year term ends on June 30. Critics have been warning that the Chief Executive, who is running for congresswoman of Pampanga, is out to extend her term, especially since the line of succession does not include Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

via Phil. Star

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Self-rated poverty at record low

Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010


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… but hunger incidence still near all-time peak

THE NUMBER OF FILIPINO FAMILIES who feel poor has fallen to a level last seen 23 years ago but hunger remains near the record high, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said, tracing the dichotomy to significant belt-tightening.

“The reason why self-rated poverty is relatively low and at the same time hunger is relatively high is because living standards have dropped so low that many families do not rate themselves as poor even if they suffered from hunger recently,” the SWS said in a report on its March 19-22 poll, the results of which were made exclusive to BusinessWorld.

The survey found 43% or an estimated 8.1 million families rating themselves as mahirap, matching the record low set in March 1987. At the same time, 21.2% or some four million households said they experienced having nothing to eat in the last three months, down from December 2009’s record of 24%.

The hunger figure, said SWS, “is still far above the 1998-2010 average of 13.4%.”

via BusinessWorld Online.

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7 out of 10 Pinoy voters expect vote-buying on May 10 – SWS

Posted by akosistella on April 17, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Seven out of 10 Filipino voters expect vote-buying to occur in their localities during the May 10 elections, a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

The special SWS Pre-election Survey, conducted from March 19 to 22, found 71 percent of registered voters expect vote-buying to take place in the coming polls.

Expectations of vote-buying increased from 57 percent in May 2007 to 63 percent in February 2010, and 71 percent in March 2010, the SWS said.

Compared to expectations of vote-buying, SWS said fewer percentages expect the following election irregularities to happen: cheating in the counting of votes (51 percent), flying voters (48 percent), harassment of voters (45 percent), and use of violence during the election campaign period (37 percent).

via Philippine Star.

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