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Hunger falls to 10% in September

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Filipinos who experienced hunger in September 2021 fell to 10 percent compared to the 13.6 percent in July 2021, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Based on the survey conducted by SWS from 12 to 16 September 2021, it showed that an estimated 2.5 million families experienced hunger at least once in the past three months.

According to SWS, the September hunger is 3.6 points below the 13.6 percent or 3.4 million families in June 2021.

“It is 11.1 points below the 2020 annual average of 21.1%, but 0.7 points above the 2019 annual average of 9.3%. The resulting 13.5% average for the first three quarters of 2021 is less than for last year but has not fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels,” SWS added.

The survey covered at least 1,200 adults nationwide, 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

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