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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

Marawi Siege anniversary, SWS survey, Roque on Duterte | Midday wRap

May 24, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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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

Duterte’s satisfaction rating, SC ousts Sereno, Mayweather in Davao City | Evening wRap

May 11, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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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

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RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video from the DFA shows the rescue of distressed OFWs in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

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May 02, 2018 - 7:38 PM

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Robredo's trust rating declines but stays 'good' – SWS

May 02, 2018 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating declines in all 4 major geographical areas nationwide, based on a new Social Weather Stations survey

Vice President Leni Robredo shared her life's journey with members of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) during its 53rd Annual Membership meeting at PBS Building in Ermita, Manila on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Photos by OVP)

Self-rated hunger in PH returns to downward trend at 9.9%

Apr 30, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The March 2018 numbers show significant improvement after a spike in the December 2017 survey, where self-rated hunger was 15.9%

POVERTY. A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

SWS survey on Duterte’s trust rating, Press freedom in PH, Kim and Moon summit | Evening wRap

Apr 27, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Public trust in Duterte falls in first quarter of 2018 – SWS

Apr 27, 2018 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) The First Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey shows a 10-point drop in the net trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte

TRUST RATINGS. Public trust in President Rodrigo Duterte slips to his second lowest net rating in March 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations survey. File photo from Malacanang

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Apr 23, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Mindanao shows growing dissatisfaction with gov't – SWS

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Mindanao pulls down the national ratings of the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and even President Duterte's Cabinet

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Apr 18, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Alvarez, Sereno see 13-point drop in satisfaction ratings – SWS survey

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:31 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno receives a net satisfaction rating of -7 while House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez gets a rating of +1

DROP. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez both experienced a steep drop in their net satisfaction ratings in the recent Social Weather Stations survey. Photos by Alvarez's office, Rappler

Robredo, Pimentel keep 'good' satisfaction ratings – SWS survey

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:05 PM

(UPDATED) Despite an 8-point dip in their numbers, the second and third highest officials of the land retained their 'good' satisfaction ratings

'GOOD.' Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III retained their 'good' satisfacting ratings despite an 8-point dip for both officials. Photos from OVP, Senate PRIB

SWS won't be used for 'undemocratic change' – Mangahas

Apr 14, 2018 - 7:36 AM

'We are a democratic institution. Our work is helping democracy,' says Social Weather Stations president Mahar Mangahas

SWS president Mahar Mangahas at a UP forum on April 13, 2018. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte’s satisfaction rating, Lacson on Aquino, SC on anti-illegal drug campaign | Midday wRap

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:25 PM

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Public satisfaction with Duterte dips among poorest – SWS

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The 1st quarter of 2018 Social Weather Stations survey shows satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte declining in cities and in the Balance of Luzon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018, announces that his attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 aims to advance the country's cooperation with neighboring countries in the areas of economic investments and regional security. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

53% of Filipinos agree to legalize divorce – SWS

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Besides Vatican City, the Philippines is the only nation in the world that does not have divorce laws

SUPPORT. Majority of Filipinos support the legalization of divorce according to latest figures from the SWS. Stock photo

Duterte on Tan, SWS survey on love and career, PH-China meeting | Midday wRap

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:55 PM

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Career or love life? Survey says this is what Filipinos would choose

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:16 PM

More than half of respondents describe their love life as 'very happy,' according to a Social Weather Stations poll

Malacañang hails SWS survey on 'record-low' common crimes

Feb 03, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says this survey is a 'big boost' to the morale of the country's police

RECORD LOW. The latest SWS survey says the 2017 average victimization by common crime is at a "record-low" 6.1%. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jan 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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Public satisfaction with Duterte administration at record high – SWS

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Filipinos are most satisfied with the Duterte government's fight against terrorism, and least satisfied with its effort to address inflation and traffic, according to the results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey

PH PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at an even. Malacanang file photo

Robredo’s trust rating soars to 'very good' +52 – SWS

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Among geographical areas, the Vice President obtains the biggest jump in her trust ratings in Mindanao where it rose from a 'moderate' +24 in September 2017 to a 'very good' +50 in December 2017

'VERY GOOD' TRUST RATING. Vice President Leni Robredo mingles with guests at the commemoration of the 121st Rizal Day on December 30, 2017. The Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations survey showsa surge in her trust rating. (Photo by OVP)

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Jan 12, 2018 - 8:34 PM

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Nearly half of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is legal – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Pollster group SWS finds that 48% of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is allowed by the constitution

'YES TO REVGOV'. Pro-revolutionary government supporters gather at Mendiola on Bonifacio Day 2017. Rappler file photo

More Filipinos oppose revolutionary government – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Social Weather Stations finds that 39% disagree, 31% support, and 30% are undecided on President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government

'NO TO REVGOV'. Anti-Duterte protesters march in Manila on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2017. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Malacañang says liberation of Marawi boosted Duterte’s trust rating

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Malacañang also cites the 'growing' economy as another factor in President Rodrigo Duterte's 'excellent' trust rating

HEROES' WELCOME. PNP-SAF members get a heroes' welcome in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on October 25, 2017, more than a week after Marawi is declared liberated from terrorist influence. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte regains 'excellent' trust rating – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:26 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte recovers from the September drop in his trust rating with a marked improvement in trust levels among the poorest Filipinos, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine National Anthem during the commissioning of the BRP Lapu-Lapu and BRP Francisco Dagohoy and the launching of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Rice-Corn Blend Program at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City on December 21, 2017. Joining the President are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director Eduardo Gongona, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Presidential Adviser for Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.

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Jan 09, 2018 - 7:29 PM

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49% of Filipinos expect better life in next 12 months – SWS

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:44 AM

The results of the Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey also show that 52% of Filipinos expect an improved economy this year

UNEMPLOYMENT. Thousands of job seekers troop to the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day to seek job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

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Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers a speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

Sara Duterte joins Magic 12 in 2019 Senate race surveys

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:36 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio joins the list dominated by reelectionist and returning senators

PRESIDENTIAL IN-LAW. Lawyer Manases Carpio (right) with wife, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio. Malacañang file photo

Nearly half of Filipinos made New Year's resolutions for 2017 – SWS

Dec 30, 2017 - 7:03 PM

But only 6% have fulfilled 'all or almost all' of what they listed down

Malacañang says bright 2018 reason for high SWS ratings

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Malacañang cites list of 'reasons to be hopeful' in the coming year

96% of Filipino to welcome 2018 with hope – SWS

Dec 29, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The figure is a record high since the SWS started the New Year survey in 2000

Sereno camp says drop in ratings good despite smear campaign

Dec 28, 2017 - 5:42 PM

The Sereno team is confident they will recover in the Senate, which they expect to be a fair venue for the impeachment trial

Robredo 'happy' over 'good' satisfaction rating in SWS survey

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo maintains a good +42 net satisfaction rating in December 2017, up by a point from the same survey in September 2017

GOOD RATING. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her office's Metro Laylayan visit to Barangay Tumana in Marikina City on December 12, 2017. Photo by OVP

Why do Filipinos love to celebrate Christmas?

Dec 24, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Sociologists explain why the holiday season is so widely celebrated in the country

HOLIDAYS. Majority of Filipinos anticipate Christmas and expect the season to be happy, results from an SWS survery show. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria

Mindanaoans most optimistic about Christmas, until...

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey is conducted December 8-16, before floods, landslides, fire, and the extension of martial law happen

FLASH FLOODS. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 18 in the town of Sibuco in Zamboanga Del Norte. Photo from the AFP Western Mindanao Command

Malacañang defends 'unpopular' martial law

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reiterates the supposed need to extend martial law to allow the military to address the remnants of ISIS-inspired groups

DISPLACED. Many Marawi residents are still unable to go back to their homes as the military continues to limit access to Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler