News Survey: 7.6 million Filipino families experienced hunger during 2020...

Survey: 7.6 million Filipino families experienced hunger during 2020 third quarter


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At least 7.6 million households experienced involuntary hunger at least once during the third quarter of 2020 as per the latest records from the Social Weather Stations (SWS). 

The new record is the highest hunger incidence. 

Citing the survey, a chunk of families who experienced involuntary hunger rose to 30.7 percent from July to September, surpassing the previous peak of 23.8 percent registered in March 2012. 

It has been rising since May 2020, reversing the steady decline from 23.8 percent in March 2012 to 8.8 percent in December 2019. 

Meanwhile, 22 percent or an estimated 5.5 million families experienced moderate hunger in the same period. 

The SWS says that those who answered ‘moderate hunger’ are those who experienced hunger ‘only once’ or ‘a few times’ in the last three months. 

The number of Filipino families who experienced severe hunger or those who experienced it ‘often’ or ‘always’ during the third quarter was 8.7 percent or 2.2 million families. 

“Hunger incidence is higher among households of non-elementary graduate respondents,” SWS said. 

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