Suicide rate tumaas sa pandemya

October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Naalarma si House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda sa pagtaas ng suicide rate sa bansa, kaya naman nanawagan ito para sa mas malakas na pagtugon ng gobyerno sa problema hinggil sa mental health ng mga Pilipino ngayong pandemya.
Gusto ng three-time senator ang mas agresibong implementasyon ng RA 11036 o Mental Health Care Act (MHCA), na kanyang co-authored sa nakaraan niyang termino sa Senado noong 2018.
Ayon kay Legarda, kailangang palakasin ang MHCA, na naglalayong magbigay ng mura at abot-kamay […]

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Legarda wants stronger Mental Health Care Act implementation amid rising suicide rates

October 11, 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker has sought a more robust implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (MHCA) after official numbers showed suicide incidents increasing by more than half in 2020.
In a statement on Monday, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said that the government must work to address the mental health issues of […]

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Legarda airs concern over increase in suicide rate during pandemic

October 11, 2021

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda has batted for stronger government measures to address the mental health issues of Filipinos during the pandemic even as suicide rate in the country has been brought to an unprecedented increase.
Legarda, a three-time senator, called for a “more aggressive” implementation of Republic Act No. 11036 or the Mental Health Care Act (MCHA) as among the immediate responses government has to take in addressing the alarming situation.
Legarda co-authored the law during her term […]

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Clean Air and Blue Skies in 66th Episode of Stories for a Better Normal

October 11, 2021

Every year, air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide, with the Philippines ranking third among countries having the highest air pollution-related deaths at 45.3 cases for every 100,000 Filipinos, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The episode will look at the implementation of the Clean Air Act and how the WHO’s 2021 Air Quality Guidelines can help realize its goals.
Numerous studies demonstrate severe health risks from PM2.5 (particulate matter that has a diameter of less than 2.5 […]

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Legarda: Let’s fully utilize the Mental Health Care Act

October 10, 2021

“Mental health is one aspect in the society that is not given utmost attention. With various societal issues that we are facing, we sometimes neglect to prioritize the mental health of every citizen of this nation without us knowing its effects on people’s day-to-day performance on education, employment, physical health and even relationships,” three-term Senator and now House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, co-author of the Mental Health Act, said today.
October 10, today, has been declared as this year’s World Mental […]

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