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Stella Quimbo renews call for P1B mental health fund

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Stella Quimbo gave a fresh push to her call for better mental health-related services as the world drummed up awareness for the unseen disease.

The Marikina congresswoman renewed her call for increased funding for psychological and psychiatric services, saying that it’s about time to focus on mental illnesses alongside the COVID-19 menace.

“Ngayong pandemya, hindi lang kalusugan ng pangangatawan ang dapat nating alagaan kundi pati ang kalusugang pangkaisipan,” she said.

“Sa pagdiriwang ng World Mental Health Day, giit natin sa Kongreso ang karagdagang P1-B pondo sa 2021 National Budget para sa mental health ng mga Pinoy,” the politiko added, in time for the occasion last October 10.