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Ang sarap sanang isiping kaakit-akit ang matalino sa marami sa atin. Pero hinihikayat ba ng lipunang ito ang maging matalino? Gaya nga ng gasgas na mantra ng vote wisely at matalinong pagpili, parang hindi.
The end of 2019 result of the SWS survey for self-rated poor families is the highest in 5 years
President Rodrigo Duterte gets a new record satisfaction rating of 'excellent,' with 82% of Filipinos saying they are satisfied with his performance as Chief Executive
A near majority of Filipinos agree that the removal Vice President Leni Robredo as ICAD co-chief 'is an admission by the administration that its [drug] war is failing,' says the Social Weather Stations
(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign
A Social Weather Stations survey finds that 78% of Filipinos believe there are cops who sell illegal drugs confiscated during operations
Though aspirations are generally high for the new year, the Social Weather Stations finds that hopefulness for 2020 rose in all areas except Mindanao
The Palace also denies any tension caused by the influx of workers from China even if lawmakers and President Duterte's own advisers have expressed concern about it
The Social Weather Stations poll also shows 52% of Filipinos agree that the rising number of Chinese working in the Philippines is a 'threat' to the country's security
A September 2019 Social Weather Stations survey also shows Japan and Australia maintaining its 'very good' trust ratings
In the September 27-30 SWS survey, the Duterte administration gets the highest net rating in helping the poor, and the lowest in fighting inflation
The Social Weather Stations holds the survey over a month after transgender woman Gretchen Diez was barred from using the ladies' toilet at a Cubao mall
The Vice President gets a big lift from Mindanao where her net satisfaction more than doubled
Indeed, the press was invented for democracy’s own health. That’s why a narcissistic, authoritarian character like Rodrigo Duterte simply cannot abide it.
(4th UPDATE) A June 2019 Social Weather Stations Survey shows 51% of Filipinos agree it's dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical of the current administration even if it is the truth
The net satisfaction rating of Senate President Vicente Sotto III stays 'very good,' while Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin's rating remains 'moderate'
An equal percentage, also 87%, say that Chinese fishermen who destroy marine resources should be arrested
A Social Weather Stations survey shows 93% of Filipino adults think 'it is important that the Philippines regain control of the islands occupied by China in the West Philippine Sea'
After the Recto Bank incident dominates news headlines, 80% of Filipinos say they are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance
Throughout his 3 years in office, President Rodrigo Duterte has managed to keep poor Filipinos satisfied with his performance. Pollsters help us make sense of this.
Based on the results of the March 2019 SWS survey, 9.5 million families consider themselves poor, down from 11.6 million families in December 2018
(UPDATED) Filipinos are most satisfied with the government’s efforts to help the poor and least satisfied with its fight against inflation, according to the First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey of Social Weather Stations
Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating jumps to a 'good' +42 in March from a 'moderate' +27 in December 2018
Japan and Australia maintain their 'good' net trust ratings in a recent survey by polling firm Social Weather Stations
President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating returns to its high level recorded in June 2017, buoyed by the approval of Mindanaoans
Respondents of the Social Weather Stations survey are asked whether they agree or disagree with the statement, 'Most of what the Chinese government wants to happen in the Philippines is good for the Filipinos'
Other top qualities that Filipinos are looking for in senatorial candidates include concern for the poor and trustworthiness, says a Social Weather Stations survey
A recent Social Weather Stations survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos feel happy and satisfied with their lives
The Duterte administration experiences marked improvements in the subject of 'promoting women's rights,' according to the results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in December 2018
'SWS again reminds the public that false reportage about SWS surveys is very common in the period leading up to an election,' the pollster says
'There is something amiss with how the questions are framed,' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says
The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings
An SWS survey shows majority of those who disagree with jailing minors say minors should be instead placed under the custody of the social welfare department or its local counterparts
The House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet all get higher ratings in the last quarter of 2018, according to the SWS December 2018 survey
The same SWS survey shows 79% of Muslims nationwide wanted the Bangsamoro Organic Law approved in the plebiscite
But in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home region of Mindanao, the percentage of people optimistic about his promises fall by 10 points
Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains a 'very good' rating, while SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is included for the first time and gets a 'moderate' score
Results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that the average self-poverty rate in 2018 was at 48%, up by two percentage points from 2017
Let’s retest ourselves; let’s set aside the quirks for the moment and review how President Duterte has dealt with the larger matters of public interest
Hope for the new year has always been high, but this year's figure is lower than the record high 96% of hopeful Filipinos going into 2018
The President's net satisfaction rating was up in Metro Manila, Visayas, and the balance of Luzon, but it went down by a few points in Mindanao
This is higher than in June 2018, when 5.3% or around 1.2 million families reported their members were victims of common crimes
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo finds it suspicious that the survey was released hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his state visit
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the department doesn't automatically change policies based on the results of a survey
(UPDATED) Malacañang says it 'is seriously looking at this SWS survey,' and 'is continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation'
The Social Weather Stations held the survey in September, months after the Department of Education rejected the proposed drug test on 10-year-old students
The decline in Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating is due to decreases in the Visayas and Balance Luzon, offsetting increases in Mindanao and Metro Manila
President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating is up by 5 points, giving him a 'very good' score of +62
Belief that the Philippines is headed in the right direction is highest in President Rodrigo Duterte's bailiwick, Mindanao