SWS: More families consider themselves poor

Posted at Jan 14 2013 03:37 PM | Updated as of Jan 14 2013 11:39 PM

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More Filipino families consider themselves poor. A SWS survey conducted in December shows self-related poverty rose to 54% or 10.9 million families.

This is higher than results back in August, where 9.5 million families considered themselves poor. Self-rated poverty rose the highest in Mindanao.

SWS says natural calamities may have caused more Filipinos to think they are poor.

ANC Dateline Philippines, January 14, 2013