More Filipinos believe PH corruption, poverty still prevalent

By , on June 26, 2015

(Photo from Flickr/Ralph Matres)
(Photo from Flickr/Ralph Matres)

MANILA – According to the recent Ibon Foundation survey, 59.8 percent or more than half of the 1,496 respondents still believed that corruption did not lessen in the past three months.

The survey, which was conducted from May 13 to 23, found that only 23.8 percent or 4 out of 10 Filipinos believed that corruption did lessen in the past months.

The latest poll results were higher than the previous one conducted, which showed 54.7 of the respondents who supposed that corruption was not lessened.

Poverty also prevalent

According to the same survey round, 72.3 percent or also more than half of the respondents claimed that poverty did not decrease in the past three months.

Only 17.9 percent of the respondents claimed that poverty did decrease in the past months.

An earlier poll yielded the same results, showing a 67.2 percent poverty rate of the country.

The survey results were released despite the national government’s pronouncements that the country improved in terms of corruption and poverty.

Ibon said its survey based on ‘public opinion’ and that they used multi-stage probability sampling with a margin of error of plus or minus three.

For its part, the government continued and extended its anti-poverty programs. In the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, 4,424,705 households are currently registered from 41,519 towns, 1,483 municipalities and 144 cities.