2 weeks SWS: 71% got cash aid amid pandemic Manilatimes
More than 70 percent of the country’s population said they received government financial aid since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis began, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which was released Wednesday showed. The survey, conducted from September 17 to 20 among 1,249 respondents, found that 71 percent claimed their families received cash aid from the government since the start of the pandemic. “This hardly changed from the 72 percent in July 2020, implying that there has been no increase in the recipients of (the) government’s cash subsidy between July and September 2020,” SWS said. It also showed ... more