SEN. HONTIVEROS ASKS DUTERTE'S APPROVAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH BILL - PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC NEWS

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

SEN. HONTIVEROS ASKS DUTERTE'S APPROVAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH BILL





Sen. Risa Hontiveros had asked the President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the law of Mental Health Bill, which seeks to integrate mental health services and programs in the country’s public health system.

Hontiveros, the bill’s principal author, stressed that this will help to resolve the growing numbers of Filipinos suffers from depression and other mental issues.

“Let’s have a policy that actually saves lives. So many Filipinos need this measure. So many of our countrymen and women from all walks of life suffer in silence and need our help. It’s about time we answer the call,” she said.






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