Pangan: Let's prop up our mental health

MENS SANA EN CORPORE SANO. A sound mind in a sound body.

Our mental health should be taken care of if we are to maintain our collective sanity in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges now buffeting our country and its residents.

Individually, there are countless incidents of mental disorders among mostly poor residents who struggle the most to survive.

There are reports of grave mental disorders among the young and, thus, need immediate attention and care.

In Manila, there is the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, which caters to mental cases. There, patients are evaluated by professionals and referred to appropriate facilities for proper treatment.


Up close and personal. On April 1, 2022, Engr. Dinan Labung met with local media at Bale Balita, Clark Freeport Zone and discussed at length his visions for the working men and the several legislation he proposes to do if he wins in the May 2922 elections.

Representing Malabung partylist, he expounded on the plight of the ordinary working man: the base pay in the province vis-a-vis Metro Manila rates which he hopes to upgrade, end contractualization and other favorable working conditions.

Engr. Labung, also a sanitary engineer, who holds a master's degree in Public Administration, is a self-made man who underwent huge sacrifices to achieve his goals. Working his way through college, he looks back at his achievements with resolve and pride since he did it all on his own.

Engr. Labung is a worthy representative of the working class, a sector he genuinely represents unlike businessmen and wealthy individuals who gain entrance to Congress by buying off partylist accreditation.

At Bale Balita, base of the Capampangan in Media Inc., he fielded questions from local media practitioners Max Sangil, Ashley Manabat, Noel Tulabut, Joey Pavia, Eric Jimenez, Joan Manabat, Chris Navarro, Ric Sapnu, Jojo Due, Lincoln Baluyut and this writer.


Clark Development Corporation is still a substantial revenue generator for the government as it earned P1.30 billion for 2021.

With its clear operating guidelines, it is expected to earn more for 2022 as its locators/investors increase proof of its being an investor-friendly facility. Now under President Manuel R. Gaerlan, the state-owned firm focused its efforts to meet the challenges of the global health crisis.


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