MAJORITY of Filipinos are concerned about the rising number of Chinese workers in the country and regard them as a threat to security, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

SWS said 70% of adults are worried about the Chinese, with 52% saying they are a threat to national security.

“The survey found 31% saying they are worried a great deal about the increasing number of foreign Chinese working in the Philippines, 39% saying they are somewhat worried, 19% saying they are not too worried, and 11% saying they are not at all worried,” SWS said in a statement.

The polling firm interviewed 1,800 adults in September for the poll, which had an error margin of ±2.3%. — Gillian M. Cortez