Community-based Mental Health Services takes centerstage

DAVAO CITY (September 5)-Mental health is as serious as physical health that needs to be taken care of. In fact, the third most common disease among Filipinos are related to mental health illnesses, according to the 2014 National Statistics Office study.  Last June, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act …

Tuloy ang Laban

Davao City— Filipinos are curious on the reasons of the Oblation as one of the symbols of the University of the Philippines. UP students, alumni, professors, staff and even the Filipino sculptor Guillermo Tolentino have different notions about Oble.   As a fresh graduate who journeyed the in and outs of UP, my perception of …

Southern Mindanao Workers Stand on EO Vs. Illegal ‘Endo’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The convergence of workers for the Labor Day Protest and the signing of the Executive Order to end illegal contractualization by President Rodrigo Duterte  drew mixed reaction   from workers in Southern Mindanao. On May 1,  during the International Labor’s Day event in Cebu City, President Duterte signed to prohibit illegal contracting …

Newly ordained Bishop grateful to the Archdiocese of Mati

Davao City, Philippines – Father Abel Apigo, the recently ordained bishop is entrusted to the local Church of Mati. Ordained by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles together with 41 bishops and 257 priests to the episcopacy last April 24 at San Pedro Cathedral, Archdiocese of Davao. Bishop Apigo is beyond thankful to the local churches of …

Health Mayor Sara optimistic Davao rehab center will help win war on drugs

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte was thankful for the new drug rehabilitation center which will be built in Barangay Malagos starting next year. The P200 million 224-bed facility is expected to be completed before 2017 ends. It will offer services not only to drug dependents from Davao City but also to those who are …

Davao City assists farmers, fishers affected by drought

Thousands of farmers and fishermen affected by the El Niño phenomenon received assistance from the local government of Davao. The Davao City Social Services and Development Office said around 37,000 farmers and at least 927 fishermen were affected by the drought that hit the city early this year. Maria Luisa T. Bermudo, head of the …