Survey confirms 4 of 5 Filipinos are ‘strongly’ hurt by increase in food prices
Pulse Asia found out that four out of five Filipinos think they were ‘strongly’ hit by the increase in the prices of basic commodities such as rice and other food items that was brought about by the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
To be specific, 86 percent of the survey’s 1,200 adult respondents “strongly” felt the rise in the prices of basic commodities.
This sentiment prevailed in Mindanao and among those in Class E.
The survey, which was cited by the Inquirer, showed that food (92 percent) was most cited to have become more expensive since January 2018, particularly rice (81 percent), nonrice food items (67 percent) and sugar-sweetened beverages, or SSB, (56 percent).
The respondents were asked to pick and rank three usually bought basic commodities that they had experienced price increases.