Deadline all the time

breaking news stories, photos, and video

9 of 10 Filipinos hopeful for new year

with one comment

By Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:24:00 12/29/2008

Filed Under: Opinion surveys

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the dim economic prospects, nine out of 10 Filipinos are entering the new year with hope, rather than with fear, according to results of an independent survey released Monday.

A total of 1,500 respondents nationwide were asked how they were welcoming 2009, 92 percent said they would usher in the new year “with hope,” while only eight percent said “with fear,” the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

This year’s results were similar to 2006 and 2007, wherein 91 percent said they were welcoming the coming year with hope, the SWS said.

“We have much to be hopeful about and grateful for, we have triumphed over the difficulties of this year, from which we take away many valuable lessons that strengthen and make us more prepared for the challenges that lie ahead,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said in a statement.

“We are a country of strong, hardworking and kind people and hope springs eternal in the Filipino heart,” she said.

The study was conducted from November 28 to December 1. It had a margin of error of 2.5 percent.

View article as posted on INQUIRER.net

Written by joelguinto

MonUTC2008-12-29T15:22:34+00:00UTC12bUTCMon, 29 Dec 2008 15:22:34 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm12

Posted in Uncategorized

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. BxbT3j hi! how you doin?

    mike

    SunUTC2009-01-18T08:40:27+00:00UTC01bUTCSun, 18 Jan 2009 08:40:27 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 am01


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: