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Cardinal Sin’s biggest mistake?

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The idea that most Filipinos are deeply disillusioned with the People Power revolution is merely conventional, and needs to be empirically tested; I think the reality is somewhere between benign ignorance (many see Edsa 1986 only as an event in history, the occasion for a school holiday) and active acceptance (some continue to see it as a source of genuine change).

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What doesn’t kill you

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“Refuting the naysayers who have been trying to promote the impression that there is general dissatisfaction over the President,” said Sonny Coloma, “the survey shows that an overwhelming majority in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are solidly behind him.” Coloma was referring to the latest SWS survey, conducted on Dec. 11-16, which showed that 69 percent [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Did ‘Yolanda’ dampen optimism?

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In the SWS national survey of September 2013, 40 percent of Filipino adults said their quality of life would improve in the next 12 months, and 6 percent said it would worsen. The rest either said it would not change, or didn’t know. The difference between the percentages of optimists and pessimists is Net Optimism, which I shall abbreviate here as OPT. The new OPT is +35 points (correctly rounded), which SWS classifies as “very high.”

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Soda, Sopa, Soca

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It is relatively inexpensive—say 1 percent of the annual pork barrel—to do a scientific socioeconomic survey of a district, to aid a congressional representative in preparing an excellent Soda or State of the District Address.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Reading poverty news

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Although each media company has its own way of spinning a new SWS quarterly report, almost all only compare the latest quarter to the previous one, rather than take a long perspective over time. This is the case with the three examples that follow.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Survey results may be pleasing to P-Noy, but reality bites

Even though President Aquino is enjoying high approval ratings (according to Pulse Asia), after his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona), the meaning of the word “approval” has become more and more ambiguous—at least for the landless peasants, the underpaid workers, the unemployed, the urban poor, or to be more precise, the broad Filipino masses.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The state of the people, 2013

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The honeymoon continues. As of June 28-30, the satisfaction of Filipino adults with the performance of President Noynoy Aquino was 76 percent, compared to dissatisfaction of only 12 percent, for a Very Good net rating of +64, as reported by SWS on Sona day (“Aquino ratings rise,” BusinessWorld, 7/22/2013).

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Not much ‘buhay/patay’ voting

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The extensive questionnaires of both the Feb. 15-17 and the April 13-15 SWS national surveys of registered voters included items on a) religious affiliation, b) frequency of church attendance, and c) voting preferences for senatorial candidates in the next elections.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Surveys manipulated?

The truthfulness and reliability of the most recent survey results on the public approval and trust ratings of President Aquino have to be put into question. It is pretty doubtful that P-Noy has maintained good ratings in spite of an ongoing standoff in Sabah, which many believe P-Noy has been mishandling. That’s on top of the many other crises that the country is stumbling upon one after the other.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Learning to fish takes time

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Last week, the Department of Social Welfare and Development reported to the public that the conditional cash transfer program (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or 4Ps) is “on track to achieve its objectives of promoting investments in the health and education of children while providing immediate financial support to poor families.”

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A fresh drop in hunger

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This week’s economic news with the greatest meaning for the Filipino people was the SWS report that Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger fell to 16.3 percent in the fourth quarter, from 21.0 percent in the third quarter (“Fewer families go hungry,” BusinessWorld, 1/07/2013).

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Filipino hesitation for divorce

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My last piece, “The popularity of legalizing divorce,” (Inquirer, 12/22/2012) showed that national sentiments on allowing legal divorce and remarriage for spouses already separated and irreconcilable had shifted from an even division in 2005 to favoring it in 2011 by a score of 50-33. It was not about facilitating escapes of those with troubled but nominally intact marriages, but about giving another chance for those with marriages already broken.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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