The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that fewer Filipinos consider themselves poor.
This means that around 10.3 million Filipino families or 42 percent rated themselves poor in a September 27-30 survey.
This is lower compared to a June survey that records 11.10 million families or 45 percent.
Self-rated poverty decreased in all parts of the country except in the Visayas which experienced a 4 percent increase.
Metro Manila and Urban Luzon experienced a decrease in self-rated poverty of 6 points.
Respondents said that they need Php10,000 monthly budget to consider themselves not poor.
Meanwhile, the survey also showed that 7.1 million Filipino families consider themselves food poor.