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Fewer families fell victim to common crimes in Q2– SWS

Sep 20, 2018 - 4:39 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey held in June also shows that the number of families with members hurt by physical violence fell to a 'record low' 45,000 in the second quarter of the year

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Fewer Filipinos jobless at 8.6 million in June 2018 – SWS

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Optimism as to whether there will be more jobs dips

JOB FAIR. Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to look for a vacant job at the job fair offered by the government. File photo by Darren langit/Rappler

U.S. teens prefer remote chats to face-to-face meeting – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The last time the same survey was conducted in 2012, meeting face-to-face hit 49%, far ahead of texting's 33%

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Most Americans get news from social media, despite doubts – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Even though they are skeptical, two-thirds of American adults still get some of their news from social media

SOCIAL NEWS. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone. File photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


Public trust in Duterte falls to new low in 2nd quarter – SWS

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating falls by 8 points to +57 in June, based on the results of a Social Weather Stations survey released on September 7

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Business Forum in Amman, Jordan on September 6, 2018. Malacanang photo

Consumers turn gloomy over Philippine economy in Q3 2018

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' consumer expectation report reveals that Filipinos are now pessimistic on the economy

Business confidence in Q3 sinks to 8-year low

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Q3 2018 Business Expectations Survey shows companies are concerned with the rising cost of raw materials, weak peso, and stiffer competition

1 in 3 Filipinos open to authoritarianism before Duterte – surveys

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Surveys conducted from 2002 to 2014 show some Filipinos agree with scrapping elections in favor of a strong leader and letting the military take over government

Strong earthquake hits off Fiji, no tsunami threat

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The government's Seismology Unit says the earthquake 'does not pose any immediate threat to the Fiji region due to its deep depth'

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Duterte's aerial survey of Marikina flooding canceled twice

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was 'keeping warm' and remotely monitoring flood-hit areas over the weekend, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President prior to the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Big majority of Filipinos support national ID system – SWS

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Based on the Social Weather Stations survey results, 3 in 5 Filipinos believe that a national ID system will be helpful to them

Duterte admin gets lowest ratings on inflation, West PH Sea

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Filipinos are also less satisfied with the performance of the Duterte administration in fighting terrorism and in eradicating corruption, based on a Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Joint 68th National Security Council and 69th National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Founding Anniversary Celebration at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on July 31, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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House suffers 10-point drop in satisfaction rating – SWS

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:55 AM

The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate and the Duterte Cabinet are also lower in the 2nd quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

Majority of Filipinos find Duterte 'bastos' for insulting UN rights chief

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 52% of Filipinos also found as 'vulgar' President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial kiss on the lips with a married Filipina in South Korea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 2018 Mindanao Island Cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 13, 2018.

Hunger up in Metro Manila, Mindanao in Q2 2018 – SWS

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:10 PM

In contrast, hunger in Balance Luzon and the Visayas went down in the 2nd quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

FEEDING PROGRAM. Children queue for free ensaymada and juice during a feeding program in Baseco, Manila on July 4, 2018, as President Rodrigo Duterte recently signs into law the establishment of a national feeding program to address hunger and undernutrition. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

War on drugs most important achievement of Duterte – Pulse Asia

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) Polling firm Pulse Asia says the Duterte administration's efforts to eradicate illegal drugs are recognized by a sizeable majority of Filipinos nationwide especially in Metro Manila and among the rich

SWS says Filipinos 'neutral' on proposed Bangsamoro law

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The Social Weather Stations survey also shows that Filipinos tend to believe the proposed Bangsamoro law will help bring peace in Mindanao

PROPOSED BBL. Members of the House and the Senate pose for a picture during the ceremonial signing of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during a bicameral conference in the Senate on July 18, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Marawi folks less convinced Duterte has concern for Muslims – SWS

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Despite their opinions about President Rodrigo Duterte, the results of a Social Weather Stations survey show Marawi residents are generally optimistic about the future

HOME IN RUINS. Haj Mohaymen Ampuan can only cry in despair as he saw his home for the first time in April 2018, nearly a year after the Marawi war broke out on May 23, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Relationship status: Happy and pro-divorce

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:12 PM

In a survey conducted by The Nerve, Filipinos weigh in on the legalization of divorce

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakalembang na ba ang kampana para kay Duterte?

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?

4 in 5 Filipinos reject gov't inaction vs China moves – SWS

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Most Filipinos also believe the Duterte administration should strengthen the Philippine military as China militarizes the West Philippine Sea

BOOSTING TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with President Xi Jinping during his state visit in October 2016. Malacañang file photo

U.S., Japan, Australia most trusted by Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:32 AM

China ranks 4th in a list of countries most trusted by Filipinos, based on a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute

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Senate most trusted, appreciated key gov’t institution – Pulse Asia

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Pulse Asia’s nationwide survey held from June 15 to 21 shows all key government institutions – the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court – enjoying higher approval and trust ratings

Senate: Plenary Session. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo approval, trust ratings up in June – Pulse Asia

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Public approval for the work of Vice President Leni Robredo increases by 7 percentage points in June to 62% from 55% in March

VICE PRESIDENT. A majority of Filipinos gave Vice Preident Leni Robredo higher public approval and trust ratings in June 2018, according to a Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey. Photo by OVP

88% of Filipinos approve of Duterte before 'God is stupid' remark

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The results of a Pulse Asia survey show President Rodrigo Duterte recording his highest approval rating yet – before his controversial remark on God that triggered a public backlash

MAJORITY APPROVAL. President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys big majority approval among Filipinos, according to the results of a Pulse Asis survey held before he called God 'stupid'. Malacanang photo

73% of Filipinos want PH to assert rights under Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes says 'a plurality of Filipinos' believe the Philippines 'should file a diplomatic protest' over China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINES-CHINA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left), through meetings with China officials led by Chinese President Xi Jinping (right), seeks better ties Beijing. Malacañang file photo

52.8 million Filipinos don't have bank accounts

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:08 AM

They say they don’t have enough money for that, according to a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey

Aquino vs Marcos looms in 2019 Senate race

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:21 PM

How is the Senate race shaping up a year into the polls? Results of the June 2018 Pulse Asia survey present interesting movements.

New telescope to scan skies for asteroids on collision course with Earth

Jul 11, 2018 - 12:34 PM

If potentially hazardous asteroids are found years or decades before a potential collision, then a spacecraft can be used to nudge the asteroid to change its path so that a collision can be avoided, says astronomer

ASTEROID DETECTOR. A photograph and a baseline design rendering mix showing a view of the completed exterior building from the road leading up to the site. Photo from LSST Project/NSF/AURA, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0


Duterte satisfaction rating falls to new low – SWS survey

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:38 PM

(UPDATED) In the survey done June 27-30, satisfaction with the President remains unchanged among wealthier Filipinos. It stays 'very good' among class ABC.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration in Mindanao at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on July 6, 2018, assured the public that they could reach him if they want to report any form of graft and corruption in the government. He added that he is ready to act on any report of corruption immediately. Malacañang Photo

Rappler Talk: Dr Mahar Mangahas on Duterte's survey ratings so far

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Rappler talks to Social Weather Stations president Dr Mahar Mangahas

Less than half of Filipinos want federalism in PH – survey

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Awareness of and support for a federal system of government is highest in Mindanao and among Muslims, shows a Social Weather Stations survey in March

Duterte disheartened by survey results on crime: 'Wala akong silbi'

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte mentions the Social Weather Stations survey on crime victimization 3 times, saying it's proof that more needs to be done to fight criminality

Fear of robbery, unsafe streets, drug addicts up in Mindanao – SWS

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The Social Weather Stations' March survey shows a 2-point drop in the nationwide number of people who fear unsafe streets. In Mindanao, however, those who expressed this fear jumps to 48% in March from 35% in December 2017.

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Indonesia masuk jajaran negara teraman

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

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BERDURI. Kawat berduri didirikan memisahkan peserta aksi Mayday 2018 dengan personel kepolisian yang berjaga di depan Istana, Selasa 1 Mei 2018. Foto oleh Christian Simbolon/Rappler

Three dead, 200 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:59 AM

(5th UPDATE) Among the casualties is a 9-year-old girl who died in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka city, reportedly trapped by a collapsed wall following the 5.3-magnitude quake

WALKING BACK. Passengers from a train walk along railroad tracks following an earthquake in Osaka on June 18, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Majority of PH internet users see 'fake news' as serious issue – SWS

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The numbers from the Social Weather Stations surveys in March 2018 and December 2017 indicate that respondents' perceived seriousness of the fake news issue is directly related to the frequency of their use of the internet

78% of Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works – SWS

Jun 12, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The March 2018 Social Weather Stations survey released more than two months later on Independence Day also shows that 60% or 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'

INDEPENDENCE DAY. A man helps keep the Philippine flag from hitting the ground during the Independence Day celebration in Manila on June 12, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Consumer confidence improves in Q2 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes this to optimism on income and jobs, among others, though consumers still think prices of goods will rise further

This photo taken on April 11, 2018, shows vegetable vendors dealing with customers at an overpass in Manila. The Asian Development Bank lifted its outlook for growth in developing Asia this year thanks to a pick-up in the global export demand but it warned of risks from a potential China-US trade war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

IN CHARTS: PH employment rises in April over 'Build Build Build'

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Rappler takes a look at the results of the April 2018 Labor Force Survey

INFRASTRUCTURE. This photo taken on April 11, 2018, shows workers on a construction site beside a highway with heavy traffic in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Unemployment down, underemployment up in April 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Nearly 7 million Filipinos who already have jobs are looking for more work, says the Philippine Statistics Authority, citing the results of the April 2018 Labor Force Survey

Rising prices, weaker peso slightly hurt business confidence in Q2 2018

May 31, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says businesses' overall confidence index was at 39.3% for the 2nd quarter of 2018, a slight decline from the 39.5% for the 1st quarter

No, don't roast marshmallows at the Hawaii volcano – USGS

May 30, 2018 - 6:17 PM

The USGS says the query came on Twitter and with a caveat – 'assuming you had a long enough stick.' It replies: 'Erm... we're going to have to say no, that's not safe. (Please don't try!)'

FISSURE. This image obtained from the US Geological Survey shows a USGS scientist in the Lower East Rift Zone documenting fissure 7 lava fountain on May 27, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo by Brett Walker/US Geological Survey/AFP

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WEAVING HOPE. It's in the Sinagtala weaving center where women are able to escape and eventually, heal from the scars of the war. Photo courtesy of Sinagtala

Fewer Filipinos expect life to improve in next 12 months – SWS

May 24, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Fewer Filipinos also remain optimistic that the Philippine economy will get better in 2019, says a survey by the Social Weather Stations

QUALITY OF LIFE. Fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, says a recent survey by SWS. File photo by AFP

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Public satisfaction with Duterte administration declines – SWS

May 11, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Out of 20 issues included in the Social Weather Stations survey, Filipinos are least satisfied with government efforts to fight inflation

PUBLIC SATISFACTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo