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Survey shows big majority of Filipinos satisfied with military

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:25 PM

Majority of Filipinos also trust in the AFP's capability to defeat security threats, but less so when it comes to West Philippine Sea intruders, says an SWS survey

ARMED FORCES. Hundreds of soldiers from the Philippine Marine Corps and the Philippine Army arrive at Villamor airbase in Pasay City after battling terrorists in Marawi City on October 21, 2017. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Filipinos most satisfied with Senate, least happy with Duterte Cabinet

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The Senate got a 'very good' +62 net satisfaction rating in the last quarter of 2019, placing it at the top of a Social Weather Stations poll on key government institutions

PHILIPPINE SENATE. The facade of the Senate building. Photo from the Senate of the Philippines Facebook page

Higher satisfaction ratings for Robredo, Sotto, Cayetano in last quarter of 2019

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo gets a 'good' net satisfaction rating, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano obtain 'very good' scores, according to a Social Weather Stations poll

GOOD, VERY GOOD RATINGS. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III in his office on September 25, 2018. File photo by OVP

[OPINYON] Utak o katawan?

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM

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.

13.1 million Filipino families consider themselves poor, says SWS survey

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:48 PM

The end of 2019 result of the SWS survey for self-rated poor families is the highest in 5 years

PANTAWID PROGRAM. The DSWD Listahanan is used for its 4Ps program to provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating reaches new record-high

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:05 PM

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

PERSONAL BEST. President Rodrigo Duterte wraps up 2019 with a new high in public satisfaction rating. Malacañang photo

44% of Filipinos satisfied with Robredo's work as ICAD co-chair

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM

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

LESSONS AS ANTI-DRUG CZAR. Vice President Leni Robredo presents her findings and recommendation on the Duterte administration's anti-drug drive, after she briefly served as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. Photo by OVP

Big majority of Filipinos see 'many' human rights abuses in Duterte's drug war – SWS

Jan 13, 2020 - 9:24 AM

(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

Families of victims of drug related extra judicial killings and human rights advocates joined together in a mass at the Commissio on Human Rights (CHR) headquarters in Quezon City to pray for the positive outcome of the deliberations for the proposed independent investigation by members of the United Nations Human Rights Council this coming July 12. July 9, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Big majority of Filipinos believe 'ninja cops' operate in PNP

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey finds that 78% of Filipinos believe there are cops who sell illegal drugs confiscated during operations

LAST MESSAGE. Police General Oscar delivers his goodbye message in Camp Crame, where he announced his resignation as the PNP chief following the 'ninja cops' controversy. PNP Photo

Majority of Filipinos want martial law in Mindanao to expire by end-2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey reports that 65% of Filipinos agree that martial law should end by December 31

A group of Mindanaoans troop to House of Representatives on Wednesday, Decmeber 12, 2018, to protest amid joint congress session to extend Martial Law in Mindanao. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

SWS: 9 in 10 of Filipinos enter 2020 with hope

Dec 29, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Though aspirations are generally high for the new year, the Social Weather Stations finds that hopefulness for 2020 rose in all areas except Mindanao

NEW YEAR. Crowds gather and enjoy the free concert and fireworks display. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang claims SWS slanted survey on foreign Chinese workers

Dec 06, 2019 - 2:13 PM

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

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference at the Sunset Business Hotel in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

70% of Filipinos ‘worried’ about influx of Chinese workers in PH

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:48 PM

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

CHINESE WORKERS. Thousands of Chinese workers are said to be employed by Philippine offhsore gaming operations. Photo by Rappler

Filipinos' trust in China falls to 'bad' as U.S. keeps 'excellent' rating

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:58 PM

A September 2019 Social Weather Stations survey also shows Japan and Australia maintaining its 'very good' trust ratings

LACK OF TRUST. Protesters burned an image of the Chinese dragon and an image of President Duterte during a protest during the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling on July 12, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Satisfaction in Duterte government slips in Q3, but rating still ‘very good’ – survey

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:40 PM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Majority of Filipinos believe trans women shouldn't use ladies' toilet – SWS

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:16 PM

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

PRIDE. The Philippines holds an annual Pride March, calling on the government to protect LGBT rights. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Robredo regains 'good' satisfaction rating – SWS

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Vice President gets a big lift from Mindanao where her net satisfaction more than doubled

IMPROVING. File photo of Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Chari Villegas/OVP

Robredo, Arroyo net satisfaction ratings dip in June – SWS

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The net satisfaction rating of Senate President Vicente Sotto III stays 'very good,' while Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin's rating remains 'moderate'

DIPPING NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (3rd from L) and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center) both see declines in their respective satisfaction ratings in mid-2019. File photo from OVP

3 years later, 87% of Filipinos want gov't to assert Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

An equal percentage, also 87%, say that Chinese fishermen who destroy marine resources should be arrested

ASSERT RIGHTS. Protesters condemn China's harassment against Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea on July 12, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

93% of Filipinos want PH to regain China-occupied islands

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:20 PM

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'

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Protesters on June 22, 2019, show support for Filipino fishermen whose boat was sunk by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Record-low' number of Filipino families who consider themselves poor in Q1 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 1:50 PM

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

URBAN POOR. An elder brother cooks food for his siblings near their shelter along NIA Road in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

Duterte gov’t hits record-high satisfaction rating in Q1 – poll

May 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

(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

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacanang Palace on April 1, 2019. Presidential Photo

Trust in China 'neutral' as U.S. keeps 'very good' rating

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Japan and Australia maintain their 'good' net trust ratings in a recent survey by polling firm Social Weather Stations

UNPOPULAR COUNTRY. One of hundreds of protesters wears a 'China out' hat at a Day of Valor rally in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City on April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating bounces back to personal high – SWS

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating returns to its high level recorded in June 2017, buoyed by the approval of Mindanaoans

SATISFACTION RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st Annual Convention of the Prosecutor's League of the Philippines at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Only 2 in 10 Filipinos believe China has good intentions for PH

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:34 AM

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'

XI AND DUTERTE. Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte on November 20, 2018. Screengrab from RTVM

'Happy' Filipinos at record low since 2014 – SWS

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:51 PM

A recent Social Weather Stations survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos feel happy and satisfied with their lives

HAPPY AND SATISFIED. The Social Weather Stations says at least 80% of Filipinos said they were happy and satisfied in December 2018. Photo from Shutterstock

Public satisfaction with Duterte gov't rises in last quarter of 2018

Mar 12, 2019 - 9:27 AM

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 reminder: 'Rely only' on official website for survey results

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'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

4 out of 5 Filipinos worry over extrajudicial killings – SWS

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings

Members of different human rights organizations hold an indignation rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on January 30, 2019 calling for justice in the killing of NDF peace consultant Randy Malayao who was gunned down aboard a bus while on his way home to Isabela Province. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

SWS: net satisfaction ratings decline for Robredo, Arroyo | Midday wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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More Filipino families considered themselves poor in 2018 – survey

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:15 PM

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

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families declines in December 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

92% of Filipinos hopeful for 2019 – SWS

Dec 31, 2018 - 6:55 PM

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

Fireworks after the opening ceremonies of the Tiendesitas Christmas Tunnel Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q4 2018 – SWS

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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

SPEECH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during his meeting with the Filipinos based in Papua New Guinea at the Filipino Community Center in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 16, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

1.4 million Filipino families fell victim to common crimes in Q3 – SWS

Dec 01, 2018 - 4:47 PM

This is higher than in June 2018, when 5.3% or around 1.2 million families reported their members were victims of common crimes

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

Release of 'skewed' SWS poll on China 'suspect' – Malacañang

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo finds it suspicious that the survey was released hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his state visit

Fisherfolk members of Akbayan troop to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati City on June 11, 2018, the eve of Independence Day to protest China's thievery and harassment against Filipino fisherfolks in the Scarborough Shoal. The fisherfolks are protesting the Chinese Coast Guards' act of stealing fish from their hard-earned catch. Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters call on the people to fight for independence and for China to get out of Philippine territory. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

More Filipinos jobless in Q3 – SWS survey

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says it 'is seriously looking at this SWS survey,' and 'is continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation'

JOB-HUNTERS. Hundreds try their luck at a job fair held on Mabor Day, May 1, 2018, in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

51% of Filipinos agree with mandatory drug test for grade schoolers

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:09 PM

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

AGREEMENT. Half of Filipinos agreed with a proposal from PDEA to conduct mandatory drug tests among students as early as in elementary, according to the Social Weather Stations.

Robredo's trust rating remains 'good' despite 2-point decline – SWS

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:15 PM

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

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the members of the Philippine Bicol Association of British Columbia on October 15, 2018. File photo by OVP

Duterte's trust rating bounces back in 3rd quarter – SWS

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating is up by 5 points, giving him a 'very good' score of +62

TRUST BACK. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Philippine National Police (PNP) Change of Command Ceremony at Camp BGen. Rafael Crame in Quezon City on April 19, 2018. Malacañang photo

75% of Filipinos believe Philippines 'in right direction' – SWS

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Belief that the Philippines is headed in the right direction is highest in President Rodrigo Duterte's bailiwick, Mindanao

FILIPINO COMMUNITY. A member of the audience waves the Philippine flag in a meeting of the Filipino community in Malaysia with President Rodrigo Duterte in November 2016. Malacañang photo.

Gov't institutions' satisfaction ratings up in September 2018 – SWS

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet all get 'good' net satisfaction ratings in the latest Social Weather Stations survey

IN CHARTS: Philippine fish now more expensive, smaller – survey

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Filipinos are buying more expensive, smaller fish now compared to a decade ago, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations

Politicians least trusted to respect human rights of Filipinos – SWS

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey also shows that teachers are the most trusted to have true respect for human rights

FAST FACTS: How poor do Filipinos rate themselves?

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Here’s how poor or hungry Filipinos have perceived themselves to be through the years

Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila on March 22, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'When you put the options, you don’t get a large number for death penalty on any crimes linked to illegal drugs, and that is, to me, the strongest finding,' SWS' Dr Mahar Mahangas says

61% of Filipinos believe Duterte's health a public matter – SWS

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:49 AM

The Third Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey also shows there are more Filipinos who believe President Duterte has health problems than those who think otherwise

HEALTH CONCERNS. President Rodrigo Duterte reveals that he went to the hospital for tests apparently to rule out cancer when he addressed retired military officers in a Malacanang event on October 4, 2018. Presidential photo

SWS survey on democracy, Harry Roque, Chris Evans | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:39 PM

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84% of Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works – SWS

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The September 2018 Social Weather Stations Survey also says 59% of Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'

DEMOCRACY. A majority of Filipinos are satisfied with how democracy works in the country, the latest Social Weather Stations survey said. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q3 – SWS

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

In the 3rd Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations survey, majority of Filipinos say that the President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on God and rape are vulgar

'VERY GOOD' RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an event in Bohol on June 28, 2018. Malacañang photo

3 of 5 Filipinos say 'tambay' arrests violate human rights – SWS

Sep 23, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations survey finds that 68% of adults are worried that they themselves or anyone they know would be arrested for loitering

Militant students protesting the "continuing tyrannical and anti poor attacks of the regime against the people" they added that neither killing nor arresting the poor will resolve poverty, unemployment and lack of social services in a rally at the People's Park 13 July 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler