More ‘Family Time’ Urged Amid Rise In Suicide Cases

More ‘Family Time’ Urged Amid Rise In Suicide Cases

Spotlight

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

The Iloilo Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) is encouraging Ilonggos to allot more time for their families.

This is after Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. asked the PSWDO to do research and plan actions to address the rising cases of suicide in the province.

In an interview on Monday, Dr. Neneth Pador, PSWDO head, said their office has conducted a random house-to-house visit to families with a member who committed suicide.

Citing a report of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), she said there had been 69 suicide cases across all ages from January 1 to Oct. 15 this year.

Twenty-two families of those victims requested burial assistance from PSWDO, Pador said.

“We conducted a random visit to those families who asked for financial assistance and there we saw that depression, mental health, nervous breakdown, bullying, and family problem are the reasons of suicide,” she said.

Pador said a family that lost a member to suicide also needs support. She said one of the children of a suicide victim has suffered from trauma.

“There are times that the child trembles, so I requested the daycare worker and the municipal social welfare development officer to always look after the child and make her feel that she is loved and wanted,” she said.

One of the commonalities of the families the PSWDO visited was the lack of close relationship among the members, she said.

“They lack quality bond because everybody is busy,” she noted.

Pador said they will promote their advocacy for quality family time from what they had observed in the field.

“We advocate to other families that they should take seriously when a child says he or she will commit suicide. The child must be given attention,” she said.

The PSWDO head also advised parents to be mindful of the activities of their children, and for the children to also check on their parents.

Family meals are important, she said, as it is the time when family members gather and get to share their feelings and sentiments.

Good values can also be inculcated in children during family time, which can help the child acquire “attitude and skills that will help them survive a life beyond poverty”.

“We should always give attention to each member of our family from children to the elderly. This will be our main advocacy, (to inculcate) good values because values should come from the family,” she said. (PNA)

Roque: Financing Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Supply ‘Not A Problem’

"Whether or not it’s in the budget, we have a financing scheme already in place. Kung mayroon na po tayong mabibili ngayon, makakabili na tayo ngayon kasi hindi naman po problema ang financing."

Charo Leads Inspiring Conversations In New FYE Show ‘Dear Charo’

A celebrity who birthed a now famous meme is set to guest on the first episode of "Dear Charo". Can you guess who she is?

IATF Notes Bacolod’s Decreasing COVID-19 Cases

“We can say that the cases are going down. Also, the mortalities have lowered. This is an indication that what the EOC is doing is really having good, positive results,” said Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)-Visayas chief implementer Maj. Gen. Melquiades Feliciano.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

Zambo Norte Town Farmers Receive P4-M Machinery

Several farmer organizations in the Zamboanga del Norte town of Sindangan receives over PHP4-million farm machinery from the Department of Agriculture.

Manila Opens 14th, Biggest Quarantine Facility In PLM

A 66-bed quarantine facility at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila was launched in the city of Manila on Thursday, the biggest one that the government has opened so far.

106-Year-Old Baguio Resident Recovers From COVID-19

Good news! One of the oldest persons in the country, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged on Tuesday!

LTFRB-10 Urges Public To Report PUVs Violating Health Protocols

Failure to wear a face mask and face shield will be penalized accordingly.

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Makati Offers Online Pre-Marriage Counseling, Mask Weddings

Makati City now offers pre-marriage counseling services online for those who wish to apply for a marriage license this pandemic!