More Filipinos found their quality of life got worse in the past 12 months, according to a poll by the Social Weather Station (SWS).
SWS said 79% of adult Filipinos said their living condition had worsened, 12% said it was the same, while 8% said it got better.
“The 79% proportion of Losers in July 2020 is the second highest proportion recorded by SWS,” it said in a statement. “It is next only to the record-high 83% in May 2020.” The net gainers score in July 2020 was -72, slightly better than -78 in May.
SWS said that the net gainers score was “catastrophic” in all areas and was lower among hungry families, those who received government subsidy and less educated.
“By area, the net gainers score is lowest in the Visayas at -75, followed by balance Luzon at -74, Metro Manila at -71 and Mindanao at -65,” SWS said.
The biggest improvement was in Mindanao after its score went up to -65 from -80 in May. — Charmaine A. Tadalan