SWS: Hungry Filipino families fall to 10% in Sept

TEN percent of Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, according to the September 2021 survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

This is estimated at about 2.5 million families in the country who experienced hunger due to lack of food to eat. Of the number, 7.9 percent or 2 million families experienced moderate hunger while 2.1 percent or 534,000 families experienced severe hunger.

This year’s hunger rate is six percentage points lower compared with the 16 percent recorded in the same period in 2020.

SWS surveyed 1,200 adults using face-to-face interviews from September 12 to 16. Results of the survey have a sampling error margin of ±3 percent.

The pollster said that the survey was non-commissioned and results were released as public service.

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