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  1. Join Date
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    Do you think the following survey is realistic? Is this how infamous our country is? Or it's just the sentiments of the 'poor' people interviewed (especially in RP) where they blame everybody for all their miseries except themselves.

    World hunger survey: RP 5th
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    The Philippines is fifth on the top 10 list of countries whose poor said they went hungry in the past year, an abs-cbnNEWS.com report said yesterday.

    The report said that based on the results of the World Food Day survey by Gallup International-Voice of the People 2008, four of every 10 Filipinos reported having little or no food at all on their tables in the last 12 months.

    This placed the Philippines in the league of African, Latin American, Asian and European countries whose citizens said that they “often or sometimes” lacked food in the past year.

    The survey also said that the hunger rate was highest in Metro Manila, where at least 500,000 families lacked food.

    The Philippines was in the league of African and Asian nations whose poor said they went hungry in the past year.

    Cameroon topped the list at 55 percent, followed closely by Pakistan (53 percent) while Nigeria came third at 48 percent. Peru was fourth with 42 percent, followed by the Philippines.

    Next came Latin American countries Bolivia and Guatemala, which were tied at 35 percent. Ghana was next at 32 percent while the rest of the top 10 spots were filled by Mexico and Russia (both 23 percent).

    In terms of geography, Africa still topped the list of regions most affected by hunger.

    “In this continent, close to five in 10 respondents (46 percent) declared they have not had enough to eat recurrently in the last year,” the survey analysis said.

    Second spot went to Asia (20 percent) and Eastern and Central Europe (19 percent), while third place went to the Americas (14 percent Latin America, 13 percent North America).

    Least affected was Western Europe at seven percent.

    “It is shocking to see that still so many people don’t have enough to eat even in the most developed regions,” said Gallup secretary-general Meril James.

    Gallup reflected a similar survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) for the third quarter of the year.

    According to the Sept. 24-27 survey, the number of families who experienced hunger at least once in the past three months of the quarter rose to 18 percent or around 3.3 million homes.

    “The latest hunger record is six points above the ten-year average of 12.3 percent, and is the highest in the four quarters after the record-high 21.5 percent in September 2007,” SWS said in its survey analysis.

    The hunger average of 2008 is 16.8 percent, only slightly lower than the 2007 average of 17.9 percent.

    The measure of hunger refers to involuntary suffering because the respondents answer a survey question that specifies hunger as due to lack of anything to eat, SWS explained.

    SWS said that based on the survey, more families experienced hunger in Metro Manila than anywhere else in the country.

    “The proportion of households experiencing hunger has been highest in Metro Manila for the past two quarters, with the latest figure at 23.0 percent (estimated 560,000 families),” survey results said.

    “It is now 20.0 percent (estimated 1.6 million families) in Balance Luzon, 18.3 percent (estimated 750,000 families) in Mindanao, and 11.7 percent (estimated 420,000 families) in the Visayas,” it added.

    Survey results also showed that overall hunger rose significantly all over the country. It was at eight points in Luzon, from 12.3 percent in June; one point in Metro Manila (22-23 percent); and about one point in Mindanao (17.7 percent-18.3 percent).

    Visayas, however, showed a decline of eight points, from 19.7 percent in June to 11.7 percent in the last survey.
    http://www.philstar.com/index.php?He...id=20081104112

  2. Join Date
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    hehe

    well, either that survey is true

    OR

    Yung mga na-survey, kahit may nakakain sila, sinasabi nila wala sila makain


  3. Join Date
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    mukang kasama ako sa na survey nyan ha, nag survey kasi sila before lunch eh, natural mga tao noon gutom na...

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    akala kasi ng mga na-survey bibigyan sila ng pagkain ng mga nagco-conduct ng survey

    kaya lahat sila ang sagot wala makain

    kung ako na-survey nila, sasabihin ko din wala ako makain...

    baka maawa sakin, bilhan ako ng Jollibee


  5. Join Date
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    yan nga ang hirap e, walang makain pero may pang load ng celfone...at iba pang bisyo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uls View Post
    hehe

    well, either that survey is true

    OR

    Yung mga na-survey, kahit may nakakain sila, sinasabi nila wala sila makain

    I think it is true... given the popularity of "instant ulam" packs of instant noodles. A lot of people are just eating one or two meals a day by necessity of budget.

  7. Join Date
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    Could be true considering that our country is a rich agricultural land and we still import food from our neighbors. Farm lands are converted to parks, subdivisions, residential lots. Farmers are converted into professionals and exported for human labor. Simply there's not enough people to till our soil and mostly are discouraged due to poor income and lack of goverment support and worse, agricultural funds goes into politicians pocket. Iba pa jan ang problem with overpopulation - mas madami siguro pinapanganak kesa sa namamatay..tsktsk..

    Kung ako lang masusunod, i will require each of every family to plant, till the soil, and eat their own produce para may makain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    I think it is true... given the popularity of "instant ulam" packs of instant noodles. A lot of people are just eating one or two meals a day by necessity of budget.
    ya...

    i was just joking around hehe

    seriously...

    instant noodles have actually become the staple food

    it's cheaper than rice and ulam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jatcos View Post
    Could be true considering that our country is a rich agricultural land and we still import food from our neighbors. Farm lands are converted to parks, subdivisions, residential lots. Farmers are converted into professionals and exported for human labor. Simply there's not enough people to till our soil and mostly are discouraged due to poor income and lack of goverment support and worse, agricultural funds goes into politicians pocket. Iba pa jan ang problem with overpopulation - mas madami siguro pinapanganak kesa sa namamatay..tsktsk..

    Kung ako lang masusunod, i will require each of every family to plant, till the soil, and eat their own produce para may makain.
    A rational and the best comment so far in this thread...and I agree

  10. Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by jatcos View Post
    Could be true considering that our country is a rich agricultural land and we still import food from our neighbors. Farm lands are converted to parks, subdivisions, residential lots. Farmers are converted into professionals and exported for human labor. Simply there's not enough people to till our soil and mostly are discouraged due to poor income and lack of goverment support and worse, agricultural funds goes into politicians pocket. Iba pa jan ang problem with overpopulation - mas madami siguro pinapanganak kesa sa namamatay..tsktsk..

    Kung ako lang masusunod, i will require each of every family to plant, till the soil, and eat their own produce para may makain.
    Disturbing but its true...

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