3 out of 10 Filipinos want to leave RP

By Kate V. Pedroso
Last updated 03:10am (Mla time) 08/10/2006

Published on Page A1 of the August 10, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

THREE OUT OF every 10 Filipino adults, or around 14 million, will migrate today if it was possible for them, as levels of public hopefulness amid uncertain times have dropped to their lowest at 49 percent since July 2002, according to the latest nationwide survey of Pulse Asia Inc.

While 32 percent of the respondents said they were unsure of migrating, they did not rule out the possibility of doing so, the results showed. A slightly bigger number (37 percent) said they would stay in the country.

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