Fewer Filipinos Went Hungry Last Year

One million fewer Filipino households went hungry in the last three months of 2012 compared with the previous three months, reports GMA News. A survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed 16.3 percent of respondents--extrapolated to about 3.3 million families, said they went hungry in the last three months, down from the 21 percent-- 4.3 million households—of the previous period. SWS said the hunger rate in December fell to a one-and-a-half year low, the lowest hunger figure since June 2011 and a far cry from the high 23.8 percent (4.8 million families) in March 2012.