The Department of Health (DOH) has announced that it will stop supporting the suicide crisis hotline Hopeline.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Mental Health Law so Filipinos can have access to cheap mental health services. Due to “stringent government rules for procurement,” it can no longer support a non-government institution like Hopeline which was a project with the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation.
The DOH will now start their own crisis hotline through the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH).
Hopeline will temporarily stop its operations on July 1.
“It is with a heavy heart that we, the Hopeline Philippines responders along with Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, inform you that the Hopeline Philippines will cease to operate starting July 1, 2019, due to DOH-NCMH’s decision to withdraw its support,” the group tweeted.
But Hopeline is destined to make a comeback as Globe, NGF, corporations and private individuals are providing them the necessary support.
You can send donations to NGF’s bank account: BDO Savings Account Number: 0000-404-91889.
DOH meanwhile said that they will continue supporting the advocacy of Hopeline.
Numbers say that groups like Hopeline helped in decreasing the number of suicide cases in the last two years.
The Philippines was one of the last few countries in the world without a mental health law until Duterte signed the Mental Health law
In the Philippines, a study showed that the methods of committing suicide included shooting oneself, 40 percent; hanging, 30 percent; poisoning, 16.7 percent; and jumping from high places, 13.3 percent.
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In 73 percent of the reported cases, suicide was committed in the victim’s own home.
That being said, the Philippines still has one of the world’s lowest suicide rates.
The reason for this is that not all Filipino suicide cases are recorded.
Dr. Michael Tan wrote in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, “Certainly, the actual rate in the Philippines is probably higher, with many doctors agreeing not to report deaths as suicides because of the stigma. But even if we could get the true figure, it would probably still be relatively low.”
Dr. Dinah Palmera P. Nadera, University of the Philippines Diliman University Health Services’ resident psychiatrist and president of the Advanced Wellness, Instruction, and Talents (AWIT) Foundation, said that the reason why mental health services are not that acknowledged in the country is that Filipinos are “shy.”
“Sa mga Filipino kasi, may kasabihan na ‘tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib,’ kaya madalas ang comment ay ‘sinasabi lang niya ‘yan.’ On the other hand, may ugali din ang Filipino na nakikiramdam, mayroon tayong pakiramdam sa isang pahiwatig. Kaya lang, ibang makipag-usap ang Filipino, hindi ito diretso, kaya pati pakikipag-usap tungkol dito ay pahiwatig din.”
If you or someone you know is in need of help, the new NCMH crisis hotline is accessible through 0917899-USAP (8727) or 989-USAP.
Corruption is one of the biggest problems that the country has had for years and President Rodrigo Duterte believes that another authoritarian leader like Marcos will eradicate corruption.
During the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Cavite, the President said that even he himself would not be able to eradicate corruption.
“Sa batas na ito, even if you give me 20 years I cannot do it. Maghanap uli kayo ng Marcos. Or someday, somehow, somewhere that fellow will be elected in the generations to come,” he said.
Duterte had promised to solve the problem of corruption when he was still running for president in the 2016 elections. Now, he says that he may not be able to fulfill his promise with his remaining term.
“Sabihin ko, nagsisi ako kasi akala ko within the constitutional powers na ibinigay sa akin, kaya ko. But truth to tell, kung araw-araw na lang pati every table dito sa Pilipinas ganoon, hindi ko talaga mahabol,” he said.
The former Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication and well-known journalist Luis Teodoro posted his reaction on Twitter about the president saying the country needs another Marcos to eradicate corruption.
Teodoro said that “Marcos did not eradicate corruption, contrary to what Duterte implied. Marcos centralized it: he decided who can steal with impunity among his officials and cronies, but he made sure he got the lion’s share. He stole enough to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records.”
Marcos did not eradicate corruption, contrary to what Duterte implied. Marcos centralized it: he decided who can steal with impunity among his officials and cronies, but he made sure he got the lion's share. He stole enough to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
— Luis V. Teodoro (@luisteodoro) June 18, 2019
Based on the Guinness Book of World Records, it was on April 23, 1986, “the government of the Philippines announces that it had succeeded in identifying $860.8 million (£569.5 million) salted away by the former President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (1917–89) and his wife Imelda. The total national loss from November 1965 was believed to be $5–$10 billion.”
The Marcos regime was considered the darkest period in Philippine history when thousands of people were imprisoned and killed.
Duterte really admires Marcos as he endorsed the candidacy of Imee Marcos who won a seat in the Senate. He also allowed for the former president to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in spite of the protests of Martial Law victims.
TAGS: Cavite, corruption, Ferdinand Marcos, Guinness Book of World Records, Luis Teodoro, Marcos, Philippine Navy, President Rodrigo Duterte, rodrigo duterte, Rodrigo Duterte Ferdinand Marcos, university of the philippines
Recently, a Filipino fishing boat collided with a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank. The F/B Gem-Ver1 sank and the Chinese did not offer any help and abandoned the men at sea.
According to the fishermen, the whole thing was intentional, but the Chinese labeled it as accidental.
President Rodrigo Duterte downplayed the whole incident and called it a “little maritime accident.”
This might be what triggered the wife of F/B Gem-Ver1‘s captain Junel Insigne, Lanie Insigne, to make a statement against Duterte She said that she voted for Duterte, but the way he handled the whole incident was cowardly.
“Siya ang binoto naming President. Hangang-hanga kami sa kanya kasi matapang siya, tapos parang binalewala niya lang kami.”
Netizens are now saying that she got paid by the opposition to say those things.
But one good friend of the Insignes had the initiative to clear things up.
Michelle Mores went to the Insigne’s house and asked their permission for her to share their story.
“Pumayag sila dahil kilala naman nila ako at alam nilang gusto ko rin silang matulungan na maiparating sa ibang tao lalo na sa mga bashers na hindi totoong binayaran sila gaya ng kumakalat sa FB.”
Junel and Lanie Insigne have two daughters that they are raising. Lanie sells food throughout the day and sells barbecue in the afternoon until night.
Michelle is really pissed at the people who are bashing the Insigne family. “Malakas ang loob mambastos dahil nagtatago sa mga pekeng FB accounts nila.”
Lanie told Michelle that she had to borrow 2,000 pesos just so she could have money to buy barbecue.
“Chelle, wala kaming kapera-pera ngayon,” Lanie told Michelle as she was crying.
“Matagal nyo na kaming kilala Chelle at alam nyo kung ano ang kabuhayan namin,” Lanie added.
Michelle then said that if it is true that the Insigne family is getting paid, then the wouldn’t be struggling financially.
“Kung talagang bayaran daw sila gaya nang sinasabing paninira ng mga taong walang magawa sa buhay kundi ang idown ang kapwa na lugmok na, dapat daw ay marami silang pera ngayon.”
Michelle then asked the Filipino people if this is the attitude they would like to pass down to the next generation.
“Sasagi at sasagi sa isipan mo: ito ba ang Pilipinas na ipapamana natin sa mga susunod na henerasyon?”
President Rodrigo Duterte brought along around 200 people including 20 cabinet members on his official visit to Japan. This led TV host Korina Sanchez, wife of the defeated senatorial candidate Mar Roxas, to express her disappointment about the rather large entourage.
Sanchez questioned Duterte’s decision in her Pilipino Star Ngayon column. She asked if he really needed to bring along 200 government officials on his official visit to Japan.
“Kailangan bang bitbitin lahat? Hindi ba nakakahiya na karaniwang Pilipino ang ipinakita na naman kung saan bitbit ang buong barangay? Kahit ba sagot ng Nikkei ang sinumang sumama, dapat bang isama lahat?” she wrote in her column.
She pointed out past administrations also faced criticisms whenever a large number of officials tagged along on official trips.
“Sa mga nakaraang administrasyon, kapag ganito karami ang sumasama sa Presidente sa kanyang mga opisyal na biyahe ay binabatikos kaagad nang husto. Kesyo walang delikadesa, gastos lang ng gobyerno,” she added.
She also said that bringing everybody along on an official trip is a trademark of Duterte’s administration, either taking advantage of the government or the government of another country.
“Pero ngayon, tila walang isyu. Kung 16 na kalihim ang kasama, sino ang mga iba? Mga kalihim nila, at kanilang kalihim? At ganito nga ang tatak ng administrasyon ni Duterte kapag may opisyal na biyahe kung saan man. Dala lahat. Pagsamantalahan na siguro ang biyaheng sagot ng gobyerno o ng ibang gobyerno,” Korina Sanchez said.
Philippine ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V had said that the trip was possibly a post-election reward for cabinet members. This was immediately denied by Malacañang.
“Pabuya sa nakaraang eleksiyon,” Laurel said. He wondered why there were 200 people, including 20 cabinet members, in the entourage. Officials involved in local government and land reform were also in the group which led Laurel to question their presence since there were no land reform concerns to be taken up with the Japanese government.
Duterte’s official trip was paid for and organized by Nikkei but there is no confirmation if they shouldered the cost of the Cabinet’s trip.
“The invitation was extended by Nikkei. They will shoulder the costs. If it’s for free, tell the neighbors. The companions also incurred costs,” Laurel said.
The Malacañang spoke up and denied Duterte’s trip was a reward for his cabinet members.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in a text message that, “Each Cabinet member who joined the trip has trade missions. They are not decorations in the summit.” He added, “They are just doing their job.”
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez also send a text message, saying that the President maximized his presence for several investment opportunities and it was never a pabuya or reward.
“I don’t know about that. But every time we travel with the President, we maximize his presence and have him speak to several investments fora and we conduct deal signing, business matching, and networking, roundtable meetings with (President Duterte) and investors and secretaries do join as an opportunity to dialogue with the foreign business community.
“We have never seen this as pabuya or reward when we are working day and night just to prepare for all these activities,” he added.
The president left the country at 4 p.m. and arrived at Tokyo, Haneda International Airport at 9:52 p.m. During his departure, media was off-limits and only his closed-in team was allowed in the Kalayaan Hall at Villamor Air Base.
While he is in Japan, President Duterte designated Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra as the officer-in-charge.
“The Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra shall act as officer-in-charge to take care of day-to-day operations and general administration of the executive department and he shall, if necessary, act for and on behalf of the President, except on matters that the President is required by the Constitution,” Duterte said in his one-page directive.
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Manila Bay is still a 770-square mile stretch full of garbage, but the government already has plans on to change this.
For the next three years, the government will be spending over 6 billion pesos to clean up the bay and 36 billion pesos to relocate families living along the shore.
The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte plans on making the bay ‘swimmable’.
With the ongoing rehabilitation, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has discovered 200 acres of marine resources in the bay.
PTV4’s ‘Sentro Balita’ showed these photos during their newscast:
This means that the goal of having swimmable beaches is getting closer and closer. The different agencies involved in the rehabilitation are becoming more optimistic about saving the bay.
The rehabilitation was able to discover seagrasses, live corals, and—although limited or low in number—high-value fish like lapu-lapu in the area of Maragondon, Corregidor, and Cabalio Island.
A new sardine species was also discovered which could be sold in the market.
The bay is still filled with plastic and other kinds of garbage, which destroys coral colonies. To keep it cleaner, President Duterte has ordered establishments that dispose of their dirty water in the bay closed.
In January alone, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) collected 45 truckloads of garbage from the bay.
Jimmy Bondoc has been less visible in the music scene ever since he was appointed Assistant Vice President for entertainment for PAGCOR in 2016 by President Rodrigo Duterte.
He is a staunch supporter of the President who has threatened to block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise.
In his recent Facebook post, Bondoc revealed his excitement to see the biggest television network closing down.
It started off with an earlier post where he reacted to an ABS-CBN News Report titled Bong Go not accompanied by family at Senate proclamation which he called “malicious.” He also expressed his eagerness for the network’s “extinction.”
“Napaka MALICIOUS ng abs cbn news.
I will eagerly await your demise.
Look at what this headline connotes.
And look at what the real reason is.
Your news section is nothing but a ____
I eagerly await your extinction.”
In his next Facebook post, he explained the reasons he wanted to see the biggest network close down. For him, the company’s success was based on politics and sexual favors and that people keep their silence because they benefit from it.
“I am so excited to see the biggest tv network close down. This company is a snake pit, where success is based on politics and sexual favors. NOBODY dares to talk about it because they either benefit from it, or they would rather not have them as enemies.”
He wanted the netizens to read first his reasons before judging him for his eagerness to see this biggest network to close down.
“ART and CULTURE have been ruined by this network. Our moral fiber as a nation, too. Wide-eyed kids seek dreams and fall in line, not knowing the hell that their lives will be plunged into.
They have contests where the winners have been pre-determined, or are manipulated to suit the whims of the hidden bosses.
Their news is for sale, highest bidder gets the slant. And foreign groups are usually the victors.”
He was also aware how people would react negatively to his post but he was so determined to speak up.
“I AM EAGERLY AWAITING YOUR DEMISE. I know how this sounds. And I know the nasty comments which are bound to come. I don’t care. If you think COMELEC is bad, wait until you see the real machinery that is known as “the biggest network.”
Bondoc claimed that closing of this network means “real change.”
“This is not schadenfreude. This is hope! This is for real change. You have COUNTLESS VICTIMS, from sexual harassment to plain and simple bullying.
I am so happy that your time has come”
Bondoc was once a performer on some ABS-CBN shows.
In 2001, the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program was stopped after the death of Cadet Mark Chua who exposed the corruption that plagued the ROTC at the University of Santo Tomas.
More than a decade later, the House of Representatives has approved on the third and final reading a bill requiring ROTC training for Senior High School Students.
On the Facebook account of Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago, she announced the passing of House bill No. 8961 on the third and final reading that institutionalized mandatory ROTC for Grades 11 and 12. However, she opposed this bill implementation “without Senior High School/K-12 implementation review and even without status report/resolution on the program’s widespread cases of harassment, hazing, and corruption.”
JUST IN: House passes on third and final reading today the institutionalization of mandatory ROTC in Grades 11-12,…
House Bill No. 8961 establishes a mandatory basic ROTC program for students enrolled in Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools as a requisite for graduation.
It was President Duterte who encouraged Congress to enact laws to bring back the mandatory ROTC program during his speech at the 35th Founding Anniversary of the Army Reserve Command. He believes that patriotism can be instilled in Senior High School students through some military training.
“I encourage Congress to enact a law that will require mandatory ROTC for Grades 11 and 12 so we can instill patriotism, love of country among our youth,” Duterte said.
With the active involvement in the program, the students may also develop patriotism, the readiness to fulfill the ultimate responsibility to defend our country from foreign aggression. It would also help build character with proper values. Leadership skills, teamwork, and unity could be instilled while undergoing exercises to achieve common objectives.
The house bill also laid out some exemptions:
• Those physically or psychologically unfit as certified by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Surgeon General or his authorized medical officer
• Those who have undergone or are undergoing similar military training
• Those who were chosen by their school to serve as varsity players in sports competitions
• Those exempt from training for valid reasons as approved by the Department of National Defense
This announcement received different reactions from the netizens. Some millennials strongly disagreed with the return of the mandatory ROTC program.
Senior high students from various schools unite against the implementation of mandatory ROTC in grades 11 and 12. They are well-aware of the long history of abuses, corruption, and harassment inside the program as well as its motive on inflicting fascism in schools. Power! pic.twitter.com/WNgwRfhVki
— MENCH (@menchongdeee) February 2, 2019
— League of Filipino Students (@LFSPhilippines) February 2, 2019
Hindi sagot ang ROTC upang maging disiplinado at magkaroon ng pagmamahal sa bayan ang mga kabataan! Napakaraming anomalya at korapsyon na ang naturuan at naganap sa organisasyong ito! #NOTOROTC to Senior High School!
— jr✨ #LABANBAYAN (@whathefjr) May 20, 2019
implementing rotc in shs will not instill patriotism to the hearts and minds of the youth. sobrang dami ng ginagawa ng mga senior high students which leads to serious health conditions. better implement political subjects in jhs to open the minds of youth!!! https://t.co/ZlVbuIMPpZ
— virus (@jirus_keating) May 20, 2019
A lot of people were disappointed with the election results, even if some were still unofficial. Their candidates did not win. They also know that some of the candidates who won have a notorious history, politically speaking.
As the unofficial results came, data from Google Trend showed that Filipinos where searching ‘how to migrate’ and ‘migrate’ on the search engines.
Netizens also rationalized this. Some really meant on migrating, but mostly were joking. This shows how disappointed the people are with the results.
The same thing happened when Donald Trump was winning in the 2016 election. Americans were also searching on how to migrate to Canada and other countries.
"Just tell me if you're still planning for law or not cuz i'll help you migrate here in Canada." -Aunt
Sure na ba talaga Karl? Ay oo, bobo ang pinoy eh hahahaha
— Goyo Batang Baron #25ChelDiokno ⚖ (@Karlpaguidops) May 14, 2019
— rose (@_SarahGonzaga) May 13, 2019
— dlare (@Cazuuuuuu12) May 14, 2019
I want to migrate before this country decides to murder me https://t.co/on3wQRwsLC
— yannn (@didiyaansun) May 13, 2019
After seeing the senatorial race as of today:
Time to migrate boisz.
— miq (@_reyesmiquel) May 13, 2019
Maria Ressa, a journalist, tweeted an article about this and netizens had a lot to say about it.
Teddy Locsin then retweeted it saying, “Bebot Bello and I will help. It’s our job. We will expedite.”
Bebot Bello and I will help. It’s our job. We will expedite. https://t.co/O8q5yntXA3
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 14, 2019
Otso Diretso is an electoral alliance of political parties in the 2019 Philippine general elections that were opposing President Rodrigo Duterte’s ideologies.
It is a slate of eight candidates (otso translates as eight) for the Philippine Senate.
They were considered underdogs coming in to the elections. While Otso Diretso had thousands of volunteers, it did not have the support of the ruling party, which was probably why they did not win. No more than 5 mayors endorsed Otso Diretso in the midterm polls.
UP Islamic Studies professor Julkipli Wadi said,”If you minus Duterte from the equation, may laban talaga ang Otso Diretso dahil mga baguhan din yung nasa administration.” He also stated that even with former President Aquino’s and Robredo’s support, Otso Diretso would still get nowhere.
The rest of the Otso Diretso slate were outside the top 20: human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano, peace advocate Samira Gutoc, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, human rights lawyer and former Deputy Speaker Erin Tanada, and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay.
Gutoc posted a 35 second clip thanking her fans and the support she got from them
“I’m alright despite what happened. Ganun naman talaga e. It’s like my 3 bar exams. To everyone who helped me, who voted for me thank you talaga. Saludo po sa Pilipinas!”
Pilo Hilbay, who finished at 29th tweeted.” Mga kababayan, one of the great privileges of my life was having to campaign for you & w/ you. Maraming kwento ng kampanya: stories of hope, inspiration, commitment, grit, generosity, & grace, bound together by love of country. These, we must remember. Salamat sa inyong lahat!
At the 21st is Diokno, who also tweeted about the loss.
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Our campaign’s color is mint green. My kids actually picked this. It represents something fresh and something new, which, I think, is exactly what we need in the Senate now. It’s bright, happy, hopeful—and that is exactly the kind of future that justice will bring to our country. #25ChelDiokno
“Muli, sa lahat ng kapwa ko Pilipino, salamat sa inyo.”
Atty. Romulo Macalintal said thank you for the support as he ends his political career.
“It is clear that a great majority of our voters have chosen other candidates. And I respect their decision as I concede defeat in this senatorial race. Sa ating mga senior citizens at mga persons with disability, salamat sa tiwalang ipinagkaloob ninyo sa akin.”
Erin Tañada also conceded, and said, “Oo nga, we would concede the elections but never our principles, tuloy ang laban.”
Administration candidates dominated the polls and surveys done by Pulse Asia, that alone already said a lot about the outcome. The only one who made it was Bam Aquino, and he had a hard time winning a seat.
Vice President Leni Robredo was not ready to give up though, as she showed optimism throughout all this.
““May laban pa tayong hinaharap. Hindi pa tapos ang bilangan, at kailangan pang bantayan.”
Kiko Pangilinan is also waiting until everything has been counted and is relying on the 3 million left.
They did not expect to make it this far. According to their spokeperson, the party expected only Aquino and Roxas to make it. They themselves were not even confident with the other candidates.
The way things are going, it looks like Roxas is not going to make it, as he needs 4.5 million to win. While Aquino needs over 300,000.
Otso Diretso blamed their subpar performance on the fact that they lacked resources and political machinery, which the administration has access to.
The administration party already played early by posting posters and signs, even before the official race started.
Even with all that, the Senate will remain independent, and do not expect that they will side with the President in all issues.
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President Rodrigo Duterte mocked the singer and administration critic, Jim Paredes, after he figured in a viral video scandal.
During a campaign against the Otso Diretso senatorial candidates coalition in Bacolod City, the president slammed Paredes in his speech, commenting about his viral video wherein he was pleasuring himself.
“Itong Jim Paredes, immoral daw ako. Pinakita nga niya yung *t*n niya, t*ng*n* ang liit pa, ganun, sa totoo lang,” the President said in a speech during a PDP-Laban campaign sortie in Bacolod City.
The President admitted having a foul-mouth but he said that he never engaged in such acts as Paredes did in his video.
“Hindi ako nagyayabang, napasabi ako ‘hala kaliit‘,” he added. “Iyan ang mga taong nambabatikos sa akin. Kita mo yung kalidad nila.”
Duterte has associated the kinds of people, who continuously bash him, with the quality they have for being “small” like Jim Paredes.
At first, the 67–year–old APO Hiking Society member denied the video, when he claimed it as “Fake” but later owned it and said that the video was meant for private viewing.
Duterte: *mocks Jim Paredes*
Also Du30: “I lifted the blanket…. I tried to touch what was inside the panty…. I was touching it. She woke up so I left the room.”
— Zos (@TomatoZos) April 12, 2019
The Yellowtards have become one big bunch of losers. Duterte talks about penis and they all are shocked. Yet Jim Paredes shows his in a video and they say its bravery. Duterte owns them all.
— SS (@garettinshadow) April 8, 2019
Jim Paredes touches himself in private but was crucified for being immoral meanwhile Duterte brags about his dick in his public speech and people still think it's okay.
My god i hate drugs
— pau #25ChelDiokno (@polinatowers) April 8, 2019
dds morals and values
fake de lima video: bastos. then shares the video
jim paredes video: bwahaha bastos ipokrito.
then shares the video
duterte jokes about rape and his dick: galing talaga ni digong. at least he is honest.
— Sonny Candazo (@certifiedsonny) April 9, 2019
“It was private, and not meant for public consumption. I do not know how it became public. I can only surmise that in this ugly season of toxic politics, muckrakers determined to neutralize my influence by violating my privacy and digging up dirt on me, are at work,” he said in a blog post on April 1.
Paredes believed that truth will set him free so he decided to speak up about his video scandal.