NHA, CITY TOLD:
‘Make good promise
of housing assistance’
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The housing project of the Diocese of Dumaguete for victims of tropical storm “Sendong” in the city adds to similar undertakings initiated by local and national governments, Fr. Burton Villarmente, director of the Diocese Social Action Center, said.
This was in response to reports that several “Sendong” victims, who had earlier signed up for a joint National Housing Authority-Dumaguete City government project, are becoming restless about their own relocation.
The NHA, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria had announced after the typhoon that housing assistance will be given to Negrenses whose houses were destroyed or washed out by floods.
Talay psychiatric ward
needs security guards
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
The Psychiatric Ward in Talay, Dumaguete City, has not refused patients’ admission despite the lack of isolation cells, medicines, and personnel like nurses and security guards, Teresita Catacutan of the rehabilitation center, told members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod during its session on the proliferation of mentally-ill persons roaming around Dumaguete.
Catacutan, a head nurse, however, said there is need for more personnel, especially guards, as several of their patients have violent behaviors.
She said the possibility of an escape is imminent with the absence of security guards. The inmates are not only a threat to others and to property, but also to themselves, she said.