Forty-four percent of Filipinos are optimistic for a better quality of life in the next 12 months, results of a nationwide survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

Of the 1,440 adult Filipinos who participated in the pollster’s quality-of-life survey, four percent believed their lives would get worse in the next 12 months.

Thirty-nine percent thought their lives would see no changes in the next year.

The remaining four percent did not give an answer.

The survey was conducted from April 19 to 27, before the May 9 elections that eventually saw former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. win the presidency.

It was also conducted amid consecutive oil price hikes due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Since the survey, the Philippines has allowed establishments under Alert Level 1 to operate at full capacity.

As of June 24, the Philippines has 6,068 active Covid-19 cases. John Ezekiel J. Hirro